All posts in "Swedish podcast"

Swedishness Podcast: Midsummer and the Swedish sin (episode #7)

By SwedishFreak / April 25, 2017

What does March 22nd and the most famous Swedish holiday, midsummer, have in common? In this Swedishness podcast, Kattis and Phillip interview experts in Swedish tradition, as well as others to dive deeper into Swedes and this sexy holiday of theirs. As the description says: This celebration of sunlight and summer is famed for its […]


Swedishness Podcast: The Swedish Start Up Scene (episode #6)

By SwedishFreak / April 18, 2017

Being one of the countries that embrace technology, it is no wonder that Sweden is known as the startup hub of Europe (think Spotify & Skype). In this episode of Swedishness, Kattis and Phillip interview experts in the Swedish startup arena to discover what the Swedish startup scene is all about.


Swedishness Podcast: Do Swedes Actually Do Any Work? (episode 5)

By SwedishFreak / April 14, 2017

Well yes! I actually find Swedes to be one of the most efficient types of people (think IKEA). But one may question when Swedes actually DO their work, as the Swedishness episode 5 podcast points out: Employees in Sweden get more paid holiday than nearly any other country in the world – a guaranteed minimum […]


Swedishness Podcast: The World’s Oldest Free Press (episode 4)

By SwedishFreak / April 11, 2017

So what? Well, I suppose maybe young people may not appreciate free press and being able to say anything, including the truth. It seems that more and more the freedom of the press is being weighed down by untruths and bias that many are struggling to figure out what is real and what isn’t. I […]


Swedishness Podcast: Will Sweden Be First to Be Run by Robots? (episode 2)

By SwedishFreak / March 28, 2017

Swedishness is the newly released podcast from SI, Swedish Institute. Last time Kattis Ahlström and her co-host and Swedish resident for 12 years, Philip O’Connor, discussed parental leave in Sweden. This time they discuss the point to which Swede’s adapt to technology. They are already headed to be the first cashless country. Now robots? Kattis and Philip […]


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  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 […]