A dive into the Dutch way of life through stories, culture, science and history.
Ep. 8 - There is no shame in fat
Fat – it’s the age-old ‘hot’ topic, but it’s a sensitive one too. Why? Because there are still incredible stigmas around being overweight and obese and it’s about time that we deal with it. Fat is not only vital for our evolutionary existence, when it’s...
Ep. 7 - How the Dutch weigh-in against Corona
In this episode we look at overweight and obesity in the Netherlands with Dr. Karen Freijer. Just how skinny are the Dutch? What are the health ramifications of overweight and obesity? And why did this all become even more important with the coronavirus...
Ep. 6 - How the Dutch Ditch Choice Stress
We make on average 35,000 choices per day! The majority are subconscious, but what about the rest? Choice stress refers to the fatigue we feel when we have too many options to choose from – and even too many choices to make. But the Dutch might just...
Ep. 5 - Work, life and balance - A podcast to ponder for the holidays
In part two of the work/life balance theme we look at the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on work and life. Does working from home affect introverts and extroverts differently? Should we try to keep barriers between work and life? And - how two...
Ep. 4 The Kings and Queens of Part-Time Work (Part I)
In this two-part episode we look at the controversial and highly-anticipated topic of work/life balance. The Dutch have the highest percent of part-time workers in the world! And according to the OECD, they have the best work/life balance, which...
Bonus Ep. A white beard and red suit - it's Sinterklaas!
On this mini-episode Merijn and I explain the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas. Don't be confused, it's not Santa Claus, but rather another St. Nick figure that comes to the Netherlands to distribute presents. Except he stays for three weeks, rides on a...
Great way to meet the Dutch
Informative and fun podcast for anyone who is interested in health and lifestyle. Especially the combination of interviews with experts and immigrants is original.
A Dutch perspective in life
For everyone looking for a Dutch perspective on life. Includes historic, scientific and regular “man/woman om the street” view points. Even if you are Dutch there will be something interesting in this internationally focussed podcast. Recommended!
Fun and informative
Fun and informative podcast! The listener can hear Jillian O'Mara is excited to be in the Netherlands when she explains the research material. She uses some great examples to illustrate the vast information. Also appreciate the different input from Dutch and American experts and the 'Dutch-o-Meter'.