Small Differences

Your favourite cultural exchange program

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.

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Episodes

  • 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.

  • Episode 0: Is this sufficiently awkward yet?

    December 13th, 2016  |  53 mins 11 secs

    Knut and Chris introduce the characters, establish the plot line and explore the dynamic of a new podcasting venture while talking into two tin cans attached to a string between Bergen and Oslo.