63 episodes

The Swede-ish podcast - a podcast of stories about the paradox of life between two cultures in which migrants are the superheroes.

The Swede-ish Podcast Jill Leckie

    • Samhälle och kultur
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

The Swede-ish podcast - a podcast of stories about the paradox of life between two cultures in which migrants are the superheroes.

    Ep 27 – Building genuine online communities with Shaena Harrison.

    Ep 27 – Building genuine online communities with Shaena Harrison.

    “I wish I had had this conversation 6 years ago…”







    Genuinely, this next conversation is one everyone who is doubting their networking abilities should listen to. And, even those who are feeling the slightly jaded frustration of empty networking promises.







    We all know who you know is almost as important, if not more, than what you know. Building genuine connections and communities when you’re starting out in a new professional setting, personal setting or just starting over is tough. Shaena Harrison doesn’t think it should be and knows that gamifying networking is the key to building genuine, long term and personal connections that will build your professional network.

    • 51 min
    Stephanie Darvill, 'The no-plan' plan.

    Stephanie Darvill, 'The no-plan' plan.

    When you emigrated, did you have a plan? Was there a timeline, a list, a spreadsheet of things to do and what to achieve in the first 12 months? Or, perhaps like Stephanie Darvill, COO of Aline, you let the opportunities that presented themselves set the course of your new life?







    The merits of having a plan are a-plenty, but what if it’s getting in the way of you seeing the multitude of chances to start afresh, do something new and find a completely new side to yourself? Stephanie never set out to be an entrepreneur. But, after a series of events that almost ended in her leaving Sweden for good, she stuck it out and co-founded an Antler VC cohort start-up, Aline.

    • 49 min
    Ep 25 - Our foreign correspondent with Linnea Dunne

    Ep 25 - Our foreign correspondent with Linnea Dunne

    Did you know that Swede’s lived in other countries, too? LOL, yes of course you did. But, sometimes it’s easy to forget that there is another side to being Swede-ish. I’m delighted to welcome Linnea Dunne, author, journalist, columnist and general all-round wordsmith, to the Swede-ish podcast. Originally from Sweden, Linnea now lives in Ireland and has spent more time living outside of Sweden than in it. In this week’s episode of the podcast we talk about whether or not life is greener on the other side of the fence of Swede-ishness, seeing Sweden from an outsiders perspective, and female migration in general.







    You can follow Linnea on Twitter and Instagram.







    Read Linnea’s latest work in the Irish Independent and in Rogue Collective.







    Linnea’s podcast, Bits of Me, a podcast about women’s health is available to download and listen via this link.

    • 51 min
    EP 24 Why not me? Lola Akinmade Åkerström

    EP 24 Why not me? Lola Akinmade Åkerström

    “WHY NOT ME?” Internationally renowned photographer and travel writer, entrepreneur, speaker and Tedx contributor has the right idea.







    This mantra has led her to publishing her first commercial fiction novel this Sept, In Every Mirror She’s Black. The book is set around the lives of three Black women in Stockholm who become intertwined in an unexpected way through a wealth white man. It’s a story that touches on classism, the fetishisation of Black women and tokenism. Lọlá’s writing engages all of your emotional range and you can feel the air of the spaces she is creating as you read. It is a vibrant and powerful first novel. This story and Lọlá’s insight into the African diaspora in Sweden is a powerful reminder of everything we don’t know about being a Black woman in Sweden.







    In Every Mirror She’s Black is available to pre-order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Every-Mirror-Shes-Black/dp/1801108587/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=in+every+mirror+she%27s+black&qid=1622108192&rnid=1642204031&s=books&sr=1-1







    You can follow Lọlá and all the amazing work she does on the following platforms:







    Instagram: @lolaakinmade / @ineveymirror







    Twitter: @LolaAkinmade / @ineverymirror

    • 38 min
    EP 23 How to find a job in Sweden ...with Incluso

    EP 23 How to find a job in Sweden ...with Incluso

    STOP! PAUSE… grab a pen and paper now! If you are one of the 21.2 % of foreign born people living in Sweden that are job hunting, you do NOT want to miss out on this episode. Approx 245,000 foreigners living in Sweden are looking for work and, in an already tiny job market, trying to stand out is tough.







    We invited Marianne from Incluso, staffing and recruitment specialists with a focus on international talents, to tell us everything we should be doing when it comes to finding a job in Sweden. There are some amazing tips, brilliant ideas and some pretty tough home-truths about the reality of the Swedish labour market. SO, we took YOUR questions and put them to Marianne who tried her absolute best to answer them all. I think we did a pretty good job.

    • 1 hr
    EP 22 Anita Suster - call the doctor...or, dont.

    EP 22 Anita Suster - call the doctor...or, dont.

    Having to go to the doctor is tough at the best of times. At some point we all reluctantly realise that we can’t let whatever health problem carry on and we make an appointment to see a Doctor. But through in a foreign language, a completely new health care system to navigate an foreign cultural norms. Visiting the doctor suddenly becomes a complete minefield.







    But, what if you’ve got a particularly sensitive, slightly embarrassing subject to go to the doctor about…eeeks!!







    Anita, from Gothenburg, was brave enough to chat to us about her broad experience of the Swedish healthcare system.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Didi-1983 ,

Relatable. Engaging. Raw. Funny.

Great topics, great interviews, a great listen.

tomato sopp 50 ,

From S3 ep5: timely topic and engaging co-host dynamic

Looking forward to following the conversation in this podcast re-start with co-hosts Kat and Jill. First episode with the co-host pair showing as S3 ep 5 for me in iTunes. Setting out their plans for the podcast going forward, their words really resounded with me: ”I think everyone who lives with a foot in two cultures experiences that regularly— this clash of internalizing identity, what does it mean? It’s quite hard to put in to words, how one feels about two different identities or cultures in one person.” Also, the intention to look at the ways immigrants to Sweden choose to ”mix and blend” aspects of their native cultures with the Swedish culture.

LivingInLycra ,

A giggle in my pocket

I listen on my commute and it is my little piece of selfish joy when I should be listening to Swedish language podcasts. Like having a good old catch up with Jill and the gang and actually having girlfriends again to giggle with in my new life here in Sweden with a baby - hilarious.

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