8 episodes

"Weird About Sweden" tackles the truth about Sweden. There's a lot more to this country than you might think. It's not just forests and socialists. Hosts Dodi Axelson and Colm O'Callaghan explore the sides of Sweden that foreigners never seem to hear about - and some of the things that they do.

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    • Comedy

"Weird About Sweden" tackles the truth about Sweden. There's a lot more to this country than you might think. It's not just forests and socialists. Hosts Dodi Axelson and Colm O'Callaghan explore the sides of Sweden that foreigners never seem to hear about - and some of the things that they do.

    Play it safe! Weird 8 is on fashion according to Swedes

    Play it safe! Weird 8 is on fashion according to Swedes

    "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." Is there a more Swedish thing to say than that? Susan Szatmary joins Colm and Dodi to talk about trendy Swedes and what they wear.

    • 20 min
    Weird 7 - on Tradition

    Weird 7 - on Tradition

    'tis always the season to do something that is handed down from one generation to the next.  Ours is not to reason why...we just do things that are meaningful. Emma Randecker from the Swedish Institute joins Colm and Dodi to talk about what's Swedish, and then we tour the world for strange traditions.

    • 22 min
    Weird 6 - Get Out! Outdoors, that is.

    Weird 6 - Get Out! Outdoors, that is.

    Easy to say in the summer, but even in winter, Swedes are passionate about being in the Great Outdoors.  Colm and Dodi meet up with Lars Lundström, General Secretary of Friluftsfrämjandet (the Swedish Outdoor Association.) . Though we confess: our studio was indoors.

    • 23 min
    Weird 5 - Hungry? Eat Swedish!

    Weird 5 - Hungry? Eat Swedish!

    Colm and Dodi meet Olle Broström, a chef with the Swedish Junior Culinary Team.  We dispute whether vegetables are the next big Nordic food trend!

    • 19 min
    Weird 4 - Lagom

    Weird 4 - Lagom

    It's more than a word or an idea... "lagom" is a way of life.  Colm and Dodi talk to Lola Akinmade Åkerström, author of the book that spells out how it works.  She's not your typical Swede, however.

    • 19 min
    Weird 3 - is it funny?

    Weird 3 - is it funny?

    What kind of humor could be classified as "Swedish" humor?  We ask an ex-pat, of course!  Dodi and Colm speak to amateur comedian Brian O'Grady.

    • 20 min

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