31 episodes of Small Differences since the first episode, which aired on December 13, 2016.
Episode 30: Norwegian Boat People
August 9th, 2017
1 hr 14 mins
Harrytur, Jotunheim, Shetland, brunost, matpakke, puffins, sailing, sea kayaking
Knut and Chris are back from their summer holidays: Chris's holiday was (largely) Norwegian; Knut's was (partly) Scottish. We take this podcasting thing seriously, folks.
Episode 29: Turning Off The Slack Jailitor
July 11th, 2017
1 hr 30 mins
Shetland, banknotes, books, divas, emoji, paint rollers, reading, slack, summer
As Knut and Chris brace themselves for an implausibly long summer holiday, Knut conducts a crucial A/B test, Chris laments how nobody fixes anything anymore, and holiday plans — and reading — are discussed. Knut proposes a novel way of sending listener feedback.
Episode 28: Origin Stories 5: A Small Career Suicide
June 29th, 2017
1 hr 29 mins
academia, mental health, psychopathy, teaching, troll dicks, underground railroads
In the fifth (of three, and definitely final) episode in our academy miniseries, it's Chris's turn to explain why she ditched the academy, and why she's probably not going back.
Episode 27: Origin Stories 4: Knut 2.0
June 22nd, 2017
1 hr 15 mins
barrels, holberg prize, mic drops, tellekantsystemet, the academy, windmills
How and why Knut got out of the academy.
Episode 26: Origin Stories 3: Nipple On The Science Boob
June 17th, 2017
1 hr 18 mins
Animals, Plato, Sisyphus, interrogation, loneliness, nipple, rabbit holes, sausages, the academy
In the third episode about what it's like to be former academics, Knut and Chris go deep: statistics, uncertainty, why science is wrong, Guinness, having animals thrown at you, and Sisyphus Cliff's Notes.
Episode 25: Origin Stories 2: Intellectual Honeymoon
June 11th, 2017
1 hr 11 mins
Philosophy, PowerPointless, Science, liam neeson, statistics
In the second episode covering Small Differences' tales from the academy, Chris and Knut chat about nerding out on your study subject, PowerPoint, and Liam Neeson.
Episode 24: Origin Stories 1: Hipster Precocious Nine-Year-Old
June 2nd, 2017
1 hr 22 mins
Bicycles, carrots, coincidences, hallingdans, hipster nine-year-olds, sophie's world
In the first of three related episodes, Knut and Chris explore how they came to be former academics, and what exactly is wrong with the academy in their respective countries. This week: where it all started.
Episode 23: Hat On A Stick
May 28th, 2017
1 hr 22 mins
breivik, bunads, burritos, nationalism, norsk, parades, semicolons, small boys
Chris and Knut celebrate Norwegian National Day with bunads, songs for small boys, parades, choirs, and the right to celebrate however one damn well pleases. Detours include punctuation pedantry, terrorism, and how to be more Scandinavian. Bonus 'After Dark' session: Knut and Chris chat about learning Norwegian, in Norwegian.
Episode 22: The Waiting Sausage
May 20th, 2017
1 hr 17 mins
adele, ballroom, berlin, burritos, cash, google design sprint, hallo, smoking in bars
Knut and Chris report back after a week in Berlin that featured design sprints, trees, bicycles, burritos, cigarette smoke, and plenty of ballroom. Also covered: cash, privacy, and big government. And Knut finally mentions the war.
Episode 21: Remedial Troll
May 5th, 2017
1 hr 19 mins
askeladden, billy goats, bro, fairies, kelpies, pick'n'mix, selkies, trolls
In an episode that deals — more or less — with folklore, Knut and Chris tackle traditional Norwegian fairytales and Scottish mythical creatures. Chris resolves only to communicate using emoji; Knut is oppressed.