April 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
danes, flies, germany, nynorsk, sapir-whorf (again)
Knut mulls Scandinavian conformity. Chris has an insect problem.
April 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 22 mins
cheese, cohorts, frost, frozen, musicals, nynorsk, socialism, trolls
Knut and Chris discuss the little-known Norwegian animated movie/musical Frost. Chris cannot grasp the idea of people actually speaking Nynorsk, a written language; Knut has an identity crisis. (Bonus cover art: Knut singing while wearing a traditional sweater by Norwegian knitwear company Devold.)
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.
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.