Summer Vacation in Finland [Proof of Life 3×35]

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the Finnish heat wave and their summer shopping spree. They discuss how satisfying and meaningful it is to acquire that one “just right” right thing, rather than a lot of random mediocre things. There’s also a conversation about unicorns.

Why I Paint My Nails
http://berinkinsman.com/2018/07/14/why-i-paint-my-nails/

Vito Unicorleone
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Comparing the US and Finland [Proof of Life 3×34]

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about little differences between the United States and Finland. They discuss food, coffee, dining out, tipping culture, and more. Hopefully, Finns will appreciate how great they have it, and Americans will understand that there are other (sometimes better) ways to do things.

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Favorite Finnish Things [Proof of Life Episode 3×33]

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about things they’ve come to love about Finland. They discuss their hope that Finns don’t take these things for granted. It’s also their hope that Americans can appreciate that there’s sometimes a better way to do things.

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The US Immigration Crisis, Explained [Proof of Life 3×32]

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin talk about what’s going on at the US/Mexico border. They try to sift through the rhetoric and get to the facts about illegal immigration, indefinite detention, and kids separated from their parents and placed into tent cities and empty warehouses.

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Don’t Take This Out of Context, But… [Proof of Life 3×31]

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin talk about understanding your own motivations, and placing needs and wants into context. Katie explains the connection between her art and her academic pursuits. Berin discusses contextualizing this podcast between being an American who loves Finland, and being a resident of Finland explaining US culture to non-Americans.

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A Fool is Wise in Their Own Eyes [Proof of Life 3×30]

In this episode Katie and Berin talk about things people think that aren’t based on factual information. They discuss why being a creator is a real job, no matter what some people might think. They go over how some folks are beginning to feel the unforeseen consequences of Brexit. Finally, Berin makes a point that in a functional democracy, the notion of what is and isn’t a right isn’t fixed, and can be changed through legislation.

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Oh God Oh God We’re All Going to Die! [Proof of Life 3×29]

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss the decline in the American birth rate. They talk about why people are choosing not to have children, which comes down to the same thing as always — money. Stagnant wages, student loan debt, and the crippling cost of medical care are among the topics covered. 

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Life in a Socialist Hellhole [Proof of Life 3.28]

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss why Finland and most of Europe seems better at capitalism than the United States at the moment. They theorize that it has to do with putting people before profits, or at least balancing human rights with property rights. It’s not socialism, it’s just being ethical about how you make your money.

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America Has a Culture Problem, Not a Gun Problem [Proof of Life 3.27]

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss mass shootings, poverty, toxic masculinity, consumerism, and all of the issues beyond gun control that contribute to the raging, out-of-control gun violence issues plaguing the United States at the moment. America has a culture problem not a gun problem.

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Proof of Life Episode 3.26 Minimalism and Simplicity

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about having fewer things of better quality. They discuss the peace of mind that comes from not owning a car, enjoying smaller portions of artisanal ice cream, and the self-esteem boost that comes when the important objects in your life are nice things.

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Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks

Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions