Ice-hole Swimming & Sauna: A Natural High!

Lakeuden Avantouimarit

Kyllä kylymä teköö hyvää – Yes, the cold does good! Image: http://www.lakeudenavantouimarit.net/

Season 2 Episode 32
I learn why swimming in ice-cold water after taking a sauna is better than sex or morphine! Jussi explains ALL the benefits of Avantouinti, before taking me swimming in the hole in the ice on a frozen pond. Yep, that’s right…

Guests: Jussi Mustikkamaa, Journalist

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Beer Tasting at Mallaskoski Brewery

Mallaskoski

Season 2 Episode 31
Brewmaster Jyri Ojaluoma takes me back in time to the re-birth of Mallskoski and their Kuohu beer. We discuss brewing techniques and tricks and review the 1st Lakeuden Panimojuhlat (Beer Festival) in Seinäjoki.

 

Guest: Jyri Ojaluoma, Brewmaster

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Jussi paita: Ostrobothnia’s Uniform

The OstrobothnianUniform- Jussi paita2

Season 2 Episode 30
Student Film-makers Tytti & Onni tell me about the origins and history of the Jussi paiti, plus what they learned while making their documentary ‘Pohjanmaan univormu’ (Ostrobothnian Uniform)

Guests: Tytti Kuusinen & Onni Venäläinen, Film-makers

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Film & Lights Festival at ‘Matti’s Cottage’

Matin-Tupa

Season 2 Episode 29
Mari welcomes me to the ‘Filmiä- ja valoa elokuvafestivaali’ at Matin-Tupa Cinema. She introduces me to the past, present and future of the cinema that’s been in her family for 70 years.

Guest: Mari Keskinen, 4th-Generation Cinephile

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The Magic of Midnight Golf in Finland

Midnight Golf

Season 2 Episode 28
Matias explains the requirements to be able to play golf in Finland, the fun of midnight golf, and his marathon 24-hour, sponsored fund-raiser in 2014.

Guest: Matias Lampinen, Executive Director, Kuortane Golf Club

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Finnish Food: The Good, The Bad & The Weird

Finnish Food

Season 2 Episode 27
The Good, The Bad & the Downright Weird of Finnish Food with Miia
This week I get to sit down with Miia Keski-Nikkola and talk food, which is no hardship for me; busting some myths, discussing Mother Nature’s offerings and looking at traditional Xmas Food.

Guests: Miia Keski-Nikkola, Restauranteur

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Reconstructing Finland’s Emigrant History

World of Trails

Season 2 Episode 26
Tella takes us on a walk through history at the World of Trails in Peräseinäjoki. A collection of buildings, previously owned by Finnish emigrants, dismantled, moved and reconstructed in South Ostrobothnia.


Guest: Tella Lahti, Executive Director, Finnish Emigrant Museum

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Festivals: Midsummer Metal & Tango Camper Vans

Finnish Festivals

Season 2, Episode 25
Juha talks about more Finnish festivals. From the Heavy Metal Midsummer through the invasion of camper vans for Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat and on to newer, urban events for HipHop and EDM.

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Guest: Juha Koivisto – Festival promoter, Agent

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Provinssirock Festival & the Finnish Music Scene

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Season 2, Episode 24
Juha talks about the history of the Provinssirock Festival, and the popularity of domestic music making it possible for Finnish-only events to sell-out.

Guest: Juha Koivisto – Festival promoter, Agent

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How Much Does Finland Love Ice Cream?

Ice Cream graphic courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Ice Cream graphic courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Season 2, Episode 22
Päivi explains how ice cream is made at Wirtalan Jäätelö and gives a surprising answer to the question ‘What is South Ostrobothnia’s favourite flavour?’

 

Guest: Päivi Virtaniemi, Entrepreneur and co-founder of Wirtalan Jäätelö

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SJK Season Review 2015 – Suomen mestari!

SJK Season Review 2015

Season 2, Episode 21
Lari returns to the pod to reveal his highlights from following Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho in 2015. Spoiler alert, it has a very happy ending!

Guest: Lari Paski, Supporters Liaison Offer, SJK

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Jokkis / Finnish Folk Racing – Motor Sport for ‘Everyman’

Jokkis

Season 2, Episode 20
Emilia explains the basic of Jokamiehenluoka/Jokkis/Finnish Folk Racing, before getting behind the wheel on race day.


Guest: Emilia Uutela, Andrenalin-junkie Jokkis Driver

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In Competition on the Frisbee Golf Course

Frisbee Golf

Season 2, Episode 19
Pekka explains the rules, techniques and tactics of Frisbee Golf, before I join him on the course in the CityFrisbee Golf competition in Seinäjoki

 

Guest: Pekka Hautala, Football commentator and Frisbee Golfer

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Finnish Music Traditions: From Folk to Rap!

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“M2403 – kantele – okänd tillverkare – foto Mikael Bodner” by Musik- och teatermuseet – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Season 2, Episode 18 – A short introduction to traditional Finnish music from Piia & Mika, including Iskelmä, Choral, Rautalanka, Folk… and Rap.


Guests: Piia Kleemola-Välimäki and Mika Virkkala, from the Sibelius Academy

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The History of Emigration from Finland

Emigrant Museum

Season 2, Episode 17
Tella tells about Finland’s historical emigration, where people came from, where they eventually settled and some that made their fortune and came back again. 

 

Guest: Tella Lahti, Executive Director, Finnish Emigrant Museum

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