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Mansplaining Hotline Opened in Sweden

By SwedishFreak / November 21, 2016

This last week, Unionen, a private union in Stockholm, Sweden, set up a hotline for people who feel like they are having something “mansplained” to them. Don’t know what mansplain means? Don’t worry, me neither. Usually, this happens because someone just assumes the person they are explaining to, doesn’t know what they know.  This is […]

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Awesome Swedes Show Up to Protest Nazi Protest

By SwedishFreak / November 16, 2016

In Sweden, there is freedom of the press.  Which means, people have the freedom to be racist. Nazis in Sweden are nothing new. Neo-Nazi’s celebrating the election of a U.S. president? That is something to write about. A news report has been going around about how the Neo Nazi’s in Sweden gathered in Stockholm on […]

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A Look at Immigration in Sweden

By SwedishFreak / November 8, 2016

James Traub takes an in depth look at immigration in Sweden in his article “The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth“. He follows with: Little Sweden has taken in far more refugees per capita than any country in Europe. But in doing so, it’s tearing itself apart. Anybody who is a Swedish Freak should […]

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Swedes are the Safest Drivers

By SwedishFreak / November 4, 2016

Sweden has been ranked as the safest drivers in a recent study comparing Sweden and 19 other countries and their death accidents on the road.  This is no accident either. Sweden has invested in the vision of having zero (yep, ZERO) accidents on the roads with their Vision Zero Initiative.  It happens to be working.  Now other […]

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Fika: to Have Coffee; Coffee (Episode 4/6)

By SwedishFreak / June 21, 2016

In Fabian Schmid‘s fourth episode in his web series, he takes a look at the coffee aspect of the Swedish fika. What exactly is a lot of coffee in Sweden? What kind of coffee do they drink in Sweden? Do they really have the best coffee in the world? Watch this episode and learn more […]

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Fika: to Have Coffee; The Social Bit (Episode 2/6)

By SwedishFreak / June 18, 2016

This second episode of the documentary Fika: to Have Coffee looks at the social aspect of the Swedish coffee break. Is it really about the coffee and treats?  Or is it more about the people and a place to hang out? Perhaps it is more about taking time for a break to reflect on life […]

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Fika: to have Coffee; The Ritual (Episode 1/6)

By SwedishFreak / June 17, 2016

Fika. I love trying to explain what fika is to my American friends.  I never seem to convey the experience accurately. Thankfully, Fabian Schmid has started a 6 part documentary on the Swedish art of fika. Here is the first episode, covering the ritual of fika and what it is, and why it is so important. […]

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Watch Eurovision 2016 Final Live Stockholm Tomorrow!

By SwedishFreak / May 13, 2016

Better late than never! Thanks to the Internet you can watch the live Eurovision show in Stockholm.  It is also going to be shown on Bravo in the United States if you still have cable. Eurovision is pretty huge in Sweden, and Sweden’s If I Were Sorry sung by Frans is #9 going in. It’s at […]

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