Katie in Finland: Dystopian Nightmare Fuel

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how current events and policy changes being implemented by the United States government impacts their lives in Finland. Topics include economic and social fears, how their plans might change, and why so many people unsafe and uncertain right now.

Katie in Finland: Make Art Not War, Part 2

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about why art education is important, how Katie’s creative process for making dolls feeds into her academic research and writing process, and why something seemingly only of value to the individual can be valuable to everyone. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a…

Katie in Finland: Make Art Not War, Part 1

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about why art education is important, how Katie’s creative process for making dolls feeds into her academic research and writing process, and why something seemingly only of value to the individual can be valuable to everyone. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a…

Katie in Finland: Potpourri for 200

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about a variety of subjects including renaming the podcast, the difference between an expat and an immigrant, and leaving the comments open so listeners to chat with each other. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s…

Finnish Immigration 101

A listener to the podcast sent me an email recently asking for advice and information. What is the cost of living, they asked, for a couple who wants to move to Finland? Their stated intention was to move here, get an apartment, look for a job, and learn the Finnish language while they hunted for…