Very Finnish Problems
About This Show
What‘s so weird and wonderful about Finland? British writer and Helsinki resident Joel Willans, the creator of Very Finnish Problems, and best-selling author of 101 Very Finnish Problems: The Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving in Finland, discusses, with a variety of fascinating guests, life in his much-loved, adopted country.
Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 10: When you queue for free buckets and they run out
Why do Finns stand in line for free buckets? Joel Willans, creator of the Very Finnish Problems social media sensation, chats with Jyrki Kallinen, co-founder of crowdsourced market research service Crowst. We learn the tricks of the trade of getting reliable and comprehensive questionnaire answers from shy people. Co-host Thomas Nybergh wants to pair artificial intelligence with his Facebook rants and makes sure Jyrki recommends some metal music.
Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media
Joel’s book - 101 Very Finnish Problems: https://www.gummerus.fi/fi/kirja/9789512407507/101-very-finnish-problems/
Jyrki Kallinen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jyrkikallinen/
Earn free goodies by answering surveys in Crowst’s app (currently Finland only): https://www.crowst.com/en/crowsters-en/
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation: https://www.miradore.com/blog/gdpr-check-list-part-1/
How Nokia helps despots spy on and oppress people: http://voima.fi/artikkeli/2011/nokia-connects-now-in-iran/2893/
Thomas' book recommendation: On Writing by Stephen King: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10569.On_Writing
Thomas’ podcast recommendation - Twenty Thousand Hertz, the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds: https://www.20k.org/
Joel’s podcast recommendation - Remainiacs, a hilarious weekly take on the Brexit dumpster fire: http://www.remainiacs.com
Jyrki’s recommendation - the hauntingly beautiful metal album Winter’s Gate by Insomnium: http://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/insomnium-winters-gate
Listen to Winter's Gate on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1lCmbNOMbDw1QeFzWGWLbR?si=7HpnXJXhTUWl9-oHyIBgXw
Episodes of This Show
Nov 5, 2017
Oct 21, 2017
Oct 5, 2017
Sep 24, 2017