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Sweden, Stockholm, and the Swedes, as investigated by Oliver Gee from the hit Paris podcast The Earful Tower. With the help of a new guest each week, Oliver tries to understand these mysterious northerners and their country.

The Earful Sweden Oliver Gee

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Sweden, Stockholm, and the Swedes, as investigated by Oliver Gee from the hit Paris podcast The Earful Tower. With the help of a new guest each week, Oliver tries to understand these mysterious northerners and their country.

    A crash course in weird Swedish traditions

    A crash course in weird Swedish traditions

    If you're ever thinking to come to Sweden, you should be prepared for these unusual traditions.
    With the help of my wife Lina, we go through some of the odder traditions that are a real thing here in Sweden. 
    If you're enjoying this show, tell your friends about it :)
     

    • 33 min
    Exploring Sweden's obsession (and success) with Eurovision

    Exploring Sweden's obsession (and success) with Eurovision

    Do Swedes love music? (Yes)
    Are they obsessed with Eurovision? (Yes)
    And what is Melodifestivalen? (We'll get to that).
    Today's guest is Christer Björkman, the king of bringing Sweden success in the Eurovision Song Contest. In fact, he even represented Sweden as the main act in 1992.
    Enjoy our chat and be sure to spread the word if you enjoy it!
    The only channel to get more from The Earful Sweden: https://www.instagram.com/theearfulsweden
     

    • 43 min
    Talking Sweden with the Australian Ambassador

    Talking Sweden with the Australian Ambassador

    Here's a chat with the Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Bernard Philip. 
    We cover everything from Saint Lucia to Daniel Solander, a Swede who was the first university-educated scientist to set foot in Australia (find more about him and the society named after him here: https://www.danielsolander.se/english.htm).
    Be sure to follow The Earful Sweden on Instagram to get a lot more out of this show and to see the view from Bernard's office!
    https://www.instagram.com/theearfulsweden

    • 31 min
    Inside the fascinating Vasa Museum

    Inside the fascinating Vasa Museum

    The Vasa Museum has one million visitors a year and it's not surprising. It's magnificent. 
    If you've not heard of it before, the Vasa Museum is home to the very well preserved remains of a Swedish warship that sank almost 400 years ago.
    You can find more info on the official website here: https://www.vasamuseet.se/en
    Today's guest was Maria Dalhed Persson who has worked at the museum for 28 years across many different roles.
    You can see loads more pictures and videos from my visit on The Earful Sweden's Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/theearfulsweden
    If you enjoy this show, tell your friends and maybe leave a review ;)

    • 36 min
    Has the English language taken over Stockholm?

    Has the English language taken over Stockholm?

    It seems to me like English has taken over Stockholm.  You can't escape it. Shops, cafes, and English words that are creeping into the local lingo. What's going on?
    I met with James Savage, the CEO and founder of The Local Europe, to chat more about the topic. 
    We met at a cafe/bakery called Stinas Bageri, in Vasastan, to get to the bottom of it. 
    Find James on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SavLocal
    Follow The Earful Sweden on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/theearfulsweden
    And don't hesitate to leave a podcast review and to tell your friends :)

    • 35 min
    Are Swedes obsessed with America?

    Are Swedes obsessed with America?

    Could Swedish people really be obsessed with America?
    There certainly are a lot of NY Yankee hats, Bruce Springsteen music, and nostalgia cars.
    I put the question to Beth Dacey, an American a cultural consultant and writer based in Stockholm.
    Follow The Earful Sweden on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/theearfulsweden
    And don't hesitate to leave a podcast review and to tell your friends :)

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

VeganSkywalker ,

Fun

A terrific exploration of Swedish culture and experience. The host is positive a s curious. Descendants of Swedish immigrants to America are a bit on own own to learn about the country of our ancestors and this podcast is a fun help.

Seahorse618 ,

Makes me want to go back

I have a good friend in Sweden and I was reminiscing about our last visit. Love this podcast. Keep it coming!

Meredithreformed ,

Exciting Discovery

Big fan of the Earful Tower and was excited to find out that the Earful Sweden existed. I have never had a huge interest in Sweden, but now I do! I am so intrigued to discover this country myself. You really inspire adventure in all things travel. Keep up the good work.

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