About the Show
Chris A. has recently immigrated (or *brexited) from the UK to Norway and finds herself in the process of acquiring a new language and culture. Knut M. is a native Norwegian who never has a good answer to the question "where're you from"? In this podcast they investigate all the minor differences that may bring their worlds closer together.
Episode 7: Lingo-Existential Crisis
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.
Episode 6: The Bathtub Distribution
January 18th, 2017
1 hr 38 mins
body parts, bubble bath, dreich, drinking, fitness, introversion, racism, russia, 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'.
Episode 5: Long Tail of Socialism
January 9th, 2017
1 hr 31 mins
brunost, coffee, drizzle, max weber, rain, 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.
Episode 4: Consensual Wilderness
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.
Episode 3: Christmas Special: the Nisse-industrial complex
December 29th, 2016
2 hrs 5 mins
akvavit, christmas, hygge, lapland, nisse, pinnekjøtt, rap, ribbe, storm, the youth, tv, 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.
Episode 2: Bittelillejuleaften
December 23rd, 2016
1 hr 25 mins
bergen, black metal, bokmål, cinderella, dialects, edinburgh, glasgow, jon fosse, nynorsk, weather, yeti
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.
Episode 1: The Almonds of Walter
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.