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Swedishness Podcast Parental Leave in Sweden (episode 1)

By SwedishFreak / March 21, 2017

Sweden knows its awesomeness, and is ready to share it with the world!  Has been for awhile, with great sites like Sweden.se.  This year the Swedish Institute has launched a new podcast called Swedishness. Here is a little information about the podcast: Together with co-host Philip O’Connor, an Irish journalist who has lived in Sweden for 18 […]

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Found Bergman Script to be a Swedish Film

By SwedishFreak / November 23, 2016

Note to self. Do a post on Igmar Bergman, the “world-famous filmmaker, legendary theatre director and exceptional writer” from Sweden, who produced numerous amounts of films during the 50s, 60s and 70s. There is a whole foundation that talks about his work and life, but we won’t get into that now. A script found in 2002 of Bergman’s […]

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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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Texas Church Founded by Swedes Celebrates 100 years

By SwedishFreak / November 16, 2016

We can’t forget that this great country was founded by Swedes! A small town in Texas, remembers as their Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years. In 1916, Augustana Synod sent Pastor O. H. Sylvan to Lyford, Texas to start the Bethel Lutheran Church there.  Members met in homes, as the building wasn’t built until later. The […]

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Watch Allt för Sverige Season 4

By SwedishFreak / July 6, 2015

Allt för Sverige finished its 4th season last year. Practice your Swedish, learn about Swedish culture and heritage, and watch Americans in Sweden finding out about their past. You can now watch the whole season for free on YouTube! Enjoy this Allt för Sverige Season 4 playlist 🙂

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Why Buildings Are Red in Sweden and more!

By Thomas / June 13, 2013

Hell on earth, falukorv and little red cottages Ever travelled through the Swedish countryside? Or at least seen it on TV? Did you notice that the majority of all buildings – homes, barns, boathouses, every shed – are red? Red cottages with white corners and other white trimmings are as iconic for Sweden as Dalecarlian […]

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For the Love of Ikea

By SwedishFreak / May 30, 2013

I miss Sweden. I’ll be the first to admit it. The little things, the food, and I only lived in the country for 2 years! Well, I know Ikea has some awesome Swedish things. But I am not a fan of Ikea. I don’t like the maze they make you walk through, and how you […]

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Upcoming: Spring Release

By Thomas / April 24, 2013

Within the next two or three weeks, thousands and thousands of spectators will attend an age-old event which just recently started to become a public spectacle: the spring release of the cattle. Many of today’s children in the cities have never seen a cow and believe that milk in square cartons is produced in a […]

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