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The Swede-ish podcast - conversations on the paradox of being stuck between two cultures.

The Swede-ish Podcast Kat & Jill

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Swede-ish podcast - conversations on the paradox of being stuck between two cultures.

    Sam Govender - finding friends abroad and GGI

    Sam Govender - finding friends abroad and GGI

    “It’s pretty scary putting yourself out there…”. Anyone who has attended a meet-up, networking event or social group event has probably felt a tinge of anxiety about walking into a room full of strangers with the weight of expectation on them and about meeting people.







    So, how do you go about finding the right community and the right friends for you in your new home?







    Sam Govender is a former chapter leader for the Girl Gone International Stockholm group and has years of experience organising events and mixers for international women to meet fellow international women in their new homes. Kat and I put to Sam that very question, how do you make friends in a new country when you’re trying to find your village?







    GGI is undoubtedly one of the best resources for women travelling either by themselves or starting out with family in a new country. They have chapters all over the world.

    • 40 min
    Swede-ish Podcast, Episode 19 – The Swede-ish Road Trip

    Swede-ish Podcast, Episode 19 – The Swede-ish Road Trip

    From Jokkmokk to Jönköping. Driving around Sweden isn’t as lagom as you would imagine… or expect. It’s just as fraught with road rage, bumper trailers and bad indicators. But, once you get out of the city limits and onto the open road…it really is an astonishing country to drive through.







    In this week’s episode of the podcast, Kat & Jill take a virtual road trip through Sweden stopping off at some of their most memorable road side moments and close encounters across Sweden.

    • 32 min
    Episode 18 – Swedish Urban Myths

    Episode 18 – Swedish Urban Myths

    Fresh episode of the @the_swede_ish podcast!! Inspired by one of @thekatedit’s favourite podcasts #yourwrongaboutpodcast we asked you dear #swede_ishpodcast listeners on instagram and facebook to send us you’re favourite Swedish urban myths. And, of course, you wonderful listeners did not disappoint! Blood, gore, apartment grown potatoes, secret tunnelbana lines and why do the far right think Sweden is the rape capital of the world, and much much more. We’ve gone about debunking some of the weirdest ones and setting straight those that were surprisingly true (note, episode does contain discussions of suicide and senicide).







    On a side note, we had a short gap in transmission 🎙as we were figuring out some scheduling things but episodes will be continuing to be released every Tuesday (in lieu of holidays). 📆 Also, sorry for the over personal posts recently… back to Podcast and #Swede_ish programming.







    Listen into the podcast via @spotifysweden @acastsweden @applepodcasts @stitcherpodcasts – don’t forget to kindly rate and review us (even if it’s 1 star ⭐️) as it helps others find us.







    The @the_swede_ish podcast is hosted by Jill Leckie and @thekatedit and edited by our crack sound editor @cessoo ❤️

    • 30 min
    Swede-ish Podcast, Episode 16 – The Great Swedish Semla

    Swede-ish Podcast, Episode 16 – The Great Swedish Semla

    Grab your podcast buns… it’s time to FIKA!!







    This week’s podcast episode is dedicated to the Great Swedish Semla!! Fettisdagen is Tuesday 16th February this year and Kat and I are taste testing a couple of fusion semla we picked up in Stockholm whilst giving you a brief history, an overview of famous Semla moments and where to find some of the more exotic Semlor in Sweden.







    Pour a cuppa, grab a bun and listen into the Swede-ish podcast’s deliciously interactive episode.







    Download, stream and follow via Spotify, Acast, Apple Podcasts and don’t forget to share with your Swede-ish buddies.

    • 27 min
    Episode 15 - Code Switching

    Episode 15 - Code Switching

    “Language is a tool, not a measure of intelligence…” What started as an enquiry into language development turned into a proper schooling on the social and cultural alternating of language and intonations used by so many communities.







    Is it about time we start code interpreting instead of expecting people to code switch?







    A huge thanks to Opal for joining us on this big conversation about mulit-culturalism, cultural identity and racism. Opal is an experienced teacher, originally from Jamaica by way of the US, who now lives in the north of Sweden. She’s passionate about language, cultural identity and has a degree in psychology.

    • 52 min
    Code Switching

    Code Switching

    “Language is a tool, not a measure of intelligence…” What started as an enquiry into language development turned into a proper schooling on the social and cultural alternating of language and intonations used by so many communities.







    Is it about time we start code interpreting instead of expecting people to code switch?







    A huge thanks to Opal for joining us on this big conversation about mulit-culturalism, cultural identity and racism. Opal is an experienced teacher, originally from Jamaica by way of the US, who now lives in the north of Sweden. She’s passionate about language, cultural identity and has a degree in psychology.







    You can download the Swede-ish podcast via Spotify, Acast Sweden and Apple Podcasts.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Twenty_6 ,

I really enjoyed

I really enjoyed the most recent episode Season 2 episode 3. I found it highly relatable and hilarious. I think you should have your guest on frequently, if for nothing else, the stories she tells. I’m still in transition here in Sweden and I know it’ll be worth it in the end but in the moment, I have to take it one breath at a time. Thank you for your podcasts. I look forward to them every week.

Resa263 ,

Where was this podcast years ago?!

This is the podcast I wish I had when I moved to Sweden. Now that I have kids, Little Bear Abroad is the podcast we relate to, helps me navigate parenting here and the website I find great activities in Stockholm each week.

brooklynblondie ,

GREAT!!!!!

A great podcast that delivers that satasifying "OH THANK GOD SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE IS JUST AS BONKERS!!!" - good laugh always had!

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