Katie is a graduate student. Berin is an entrepreneur. We both have hectic schedules, and finding time just to have a cup of coffee and a conversation with each other can be difficult. Add in trying to keep in touch with all of our family and friends — forget about it! So once a week…

Katie in Finland: Boundaries, Artists, and Audience

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about why the creative work you put out into the world gets mistaken for an invitation back in, the need for creators to have private lives, and not mistaking your relationship to a work of art for a relationship with the artist.

Katie in Finland: Americansplaining

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about trying not to sound like they’re explaining Finland to Finns, changing listener demographics, shifting the tone of these discussions going forward, and renaming the podcast. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not a heavily researched and fact-checked documentary – it’s two people having…

Katie in Finland: The Election Process

In this episode Katie and Berin discuss how they’re legally able to vote in municiple elections in Finland despite not being citizens, and compare and contrast the voting process with that of the United States. As always, this conversational podcast reflects the opinions of the hosts and is for entertainment purposes only. It should not…

Katie in Finland: Pet Ownership

In this episode, Katie and Berin compare and contrast attitudes toward pet ownership in the United States and Finland. As always, this podcast is for entertainment purposes and nothing said should be mistaken for thoroughly researched journalism.