February 16th, 2017
1 hr 14 mins
bears, electrical wiring, folk statistics, introducing oneself, liv tyler, norwegian bikers, vowels
In which Knut and Chris make a lot of sounds, especially vowels. This week's episode includes intra-Norwegian racism, the bleak post-coffee podcasting future, and bonus Liv Tyler shivers. Under no circumstances fiddle with the wiring.
February 7th, 2017
58 mins 16 secs
bathtub, black death, doctor who, gore-tex, hytte, pinnekjøtt, sauna
Knut and Chris talk about school trips, dødsing, the company hyttetur, Norway's Gore-Tex™-based class system and why Norwegians may be well-placed come the zombie apocalypse. Chris has issues with David Tennant, while Knut tries not to Hulk out over quote marks.
February 1st, 2017
1 hr 1 min
Trump, beatles, fjords, harpoons, hover boards, john lennon, loo, lunch, reindeer, socialists, tutting
In this short, sweet episode, Knut and Chris tie up a bunch of loose ends — including a deep dive into the toilet, or at least English and Norwegian euphemisms for using it. Other topics include the socialist slant to Norwegian work lunches, and ordering reindeer meat on Amazon.
January 23rd, 2017
1 hr 30 mins
dialects, early bird, jaga jazzist, language, norwegian, noses, nynorsk, steve van zandt, ålesund
Knut and Chris get out of bed utrolig tidlig to try and add a different flavour (coffee) to the podcast. This week: language. Topics include the appropriateness of choosing one's own accent or dialect in Norwegian and English, and why spoken Norwegian sounds like someone trying to put on their other shoe.
January 18th, 2017
1 hr 38 mins
Russia, body parts, bubble bath, dreich, drinking, fitness, introversion, racism, saunas, socialization, word lists
Knut and Chris talk about body idealism, when it's okay to touch your colleagues, and why Norwegians can't quite bring themselves to mix up their social circles. Knut wonders if Norwegians are lonely; Chris can't pronounce 'operationalise'.
January 9th, 2017
1 hr 31 mins
Rain, brunost, coffee, drizzle, max weber, sokketroll
Chris and Knut attempt to bottom out the difference between drizzle and rain, and whether it's really necessary to cover your shoes at the fitness center. Knut recommends Max Weber in the original German.
January 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 19 mins
Knut and Chris discuss Norway's obsession with spending time outdoors, including road skiing and kappgang. Knut has pigs in his decks; Chris is excited about Skam.
December 29th, 2016
2 hrs 5 mins
TV, akvavit, christmas, hygge, lapland, nisse, pinnekjøtt, rap, ribbe, storm, the youth, urd
After Christmas storm Urd blows through Norway, Knut finds himself wedged in a horizontal position. Knut and Chris discuss Norwegian rap music, and how in Norway, Christmas gifts are brought by something or someone not entirely human.
December 23rd, 2016
1 hr 25 mins
Bergen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jon Fosse, Yeti, black metal, bokmål, cinderella, dialects, nynorsk, weather
It's hailing in Bergen, there's Norwegian dialects and posh vowels everywhere, and Chris has a new microphone setup. Knut won't tell you where the cloudberries grow.
December 16th, 2016
1 hr 11 mins
christmas, duty free, milk chocolate, patti smith, picknmix, pinnekjøtt, ribbe, weather
Knut and Chris talk about first impressions of Norway, being on Team Ribbe or Team Pinnekjøtt, and eating candy on Saturdays. Knut has issues with Duty Free.