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A Brit living in Finland's Wild West. In each episode, Mark Wiltshear interviews Finnish people to learn about things to do when you visit Finland! Often recorded out on location in the South Ostrobothnia region of Western Finland, Mark's relaxed style helps Finns open-up and share about their passion, interest or business. Listen in to learn about Finnish nature, culture, history, sport, attractions, activities and more…

Explore Finland Radio Show Mark Wiltshear

    • Places & Travel

A Brit living in Finland's Wild West. In each episode, Mark Wiltshear interviews Finnish people to learn about things to do when you visit Finland! Often recorded out on location in the South Ostrobothnia region of Western Finland, Mark's relaxed style helps Finns open-up and share about their passion, interest or business. Listen in to learn about Finnish nature, culture, history, sport, attractions, activities and more…

    "Ammunition, Fascism & Photography" A Few Steps Through The History Of Lapua

    "Ammunition, Fascism & Photography" A Few Steps Through The History Of Lapua

    As part of my guided tour around Culture Centre 'Vanha Paukku' in Lapua, we stop for an extended visit in the Lapuanjoki Museum. Museum Director, Sakari Hanhimäki and Cultural Director, Susanna Oversteyns regale me with historical tales of Espionage, Poisoning, Fascism, An Attempted Coup... and Photography!? Includes an intriguing revelation from Susanna's family history.Show notes & links

    • 24 min
    A Guided Tour Of Culture Centre 'Vanha Paukku' in Lapua

    A Guided Tour Of Culture Centre 'Vanha Paukku' in Lapua

    Part one of a two-part episode, I undertake a tour of the Kulttuurikeskus 'Vanha Paukku' with two expert guides; Susanna Oversteyns, Cultural Director and Sakari Hanhimäki, Museum Director. HUGE thanks also to Anu Haavisto, Leena Sarjola and Anniina Kivimäki for the impromptu, live performance of some haunting Finnish folk music. Mahtava!Show notes & links

    • 56 min
    #VisitSeinajoki: Exciting Days Out For Families & Teenagers at Theme Parks & Activity Centres

    #VisitSeinajoki: Exciting Days Out For Families & Teenagers at Theme Parks & Activity Centres

    Episodes crafted from Mark's original blogs for www.visitseinajoki.fiShow Notes & links

    • 11 min
    Finnish Rugby. Seinäjoki Rugby. Snow Rugby!

    Finnish Rugby. Seinäjoki Rugby. Snow Rugby!

    I speak with Olli-Pekka Tuomaala & James McDade from Seinäjoki Rugby club talk about rugby in Finland; the history of the game in Finland, the development of rugby in Finland as a summer contact sport and how Finland is no longer the worst National rugby team. We also discuss the annual snow rugby competition because, if rugby isn’t a tough enough sport, the Finns have found a way to take it up a notch.Show notes & links

    • 51 min
    #VisitSeinajoki: Shopping For Interesting Gifts & Locally Produced Textiles

    #VisitSeinajoki: Shopping For Interesting Gifts & Locally Produced Textiles

    Episodes crafted from Mark's original blogs for www.visitseinajoki.fiShow Notes & links

    • 6 min
    A Guided Tour of Kyrö Whisky & Gin Distillery

    A Guided Tour of Kyrö Whisky & Gin Distillery

    In part two of a two-part episode, I speak with Kalle Valkonen , Co-Founder and Head Distiller at Kyrö Distillery. He gives me a personal tour of the distillery, taking me step-by-step through the distilling processes of both Kyrö Rye Whisky & Kyrö Napue Gin and answering questions, such as: What is malting? And what are the 'heads and tails'?Show notes & links

    • 1 hr 3 min

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