Letters from Norway
By Nick Kamran - American in Oslo
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Letters from Norway offers commentary by an American living in Oslo, covering news, politics, and economics, interrelating life in both countries. I moved here in 2013 at age 42, looking for a change. My background includes a degree in engineering, an MBA, service as a US Naval Officer, and working for a major Wall Street firm. Since moving, my life has changed a lot. I made many observations about life on both sides of the ocean, which I share in my broadcasts. Moreover, I am working on a novel called "A Middle Aged Man's Guide to Divorcing in New York and Starting Over in Oslo."
||ExplicitBook Review: Mein Kampf vs. Art of the Deal||Since President Trump started his campaign run and later winning the presidency, journalists worldwide have been comparing him to Hitler. The words Nazi and Hitler has been tossed around loosely with very little thought into what they mean.||18 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterview with Vincent Baugh: American Republican Party in Norway – Public Relations Manager – Part 2 of 2||The interview continues with Vincent Baugh, discussing race relations in Norway vs. the USA. We also learn how he got involved with the Republican party and who he supports in Norwegian politics. We also discuss President Trump, Black Lives Matter,||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterview with Vincent Baugh: American Republican Party in Norway – Public Relations Manager – Part 1 of 2||Vincent Baugh, an American living in Norway, for over twenty years tells me his story. I met him at the Trump inauguration party at the Hard Rock Café back in January. In addition to speaking fluent Norwegian,||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScandinavia’s Elephant in the Living Room: Beggars and Gypsies||Living in Norway and Sweden, we see it every day but no one wants to talk about this? Letters from Norway goes there, sharing our observations, and asking the difficult questions about beggars and gypsies in the Nordics. Underneath the surface,||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterviewing Erik Roberts: An American in Sweden – Part 2of 2||Erik Roberts, an American living in Western Sweden, continues to tell his story. My wife and I visited Erik in Gothenburg and we discuss what we saw and daily life. Housing, like everywhere else, is one of the main challenges.||13 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterviewing Erik Roberts: An American in Sweden – Part 1 of 2||Erik Roberts, an American living in Western Sweden, tells his story and firsthand experiences. He came to Sweden five years ago for love but now he stays for the adventure. We discuss the ups and downs of life on the Scandinavian peninsula. -||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Norwegian 2017 Elections for Americans||The Norwegian Elections may not be the most interesting topic in the world but this year will be more so than all others. The sentiment is changing and people are more open about how they really feel about controversial issues. The smaller parties,||4 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Experience with Race Relations Part 3 of 3||Interacting with other American Minorities - No matter where we come from, we are all Americans first and foremost. Personal preferences and taste are not racism. Being an American is a state of mind and character rather than a DNA configuration.||30 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Experience with Race Relations Part 2 of 3||The Pre-Fix American - Putting any word in front of the word "American" divides our country, isolates people, and alienates groups. It goes against all of our national principles and what we stand for. The concept of America is relatively new,||23 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Experience with Race Relations Part 1 of 3||Introduction (0:00 - 1:20) Welcome Most un-PC Episode ever Why am I talking about this? - The Irrational Extremes are One in The Same. (1:21 – 10:18) - Neither extreme presents economic or logical arguments that embrace scientific,||16 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMiddle Aged Life in Oslo – Part 2/2||This is the second podcast of two, exploring life in Oslo. In addition to a vibrant singles scene, the city also has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts, including The Vigeland Park. The episode also discusses resources and groups for Americans. -||9 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOur Trip to Vienna, Ukraine, and Poland||Intro (0:00 – 0:49) Short - Spontaneous podcast We took a short summer trip to the Ukraine Thank you for the support, we almost doubled listeners - Vienna, Austria (0:49 – 8:27) AirBnB Experience The Canadian Embassy,||6 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMiddle Age Life in Oslo Part 1/2||This two-part podcast explores life in Oslo. Part 1 covers the undeniable reality. Although cold and expensive, life is what you make of it. The episode recommends the American style restaurants, offers life hacks, and discusses social groups. -||2 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAbout Letters from Norway and Podcasting||This Episode is about our podcast journey: what we learned and hope to achieve going forward.||26 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrump Care: How to Make America “Hot” Again – Part 2/2||Introduction: (0:00 to 0:43) - Continued from last week’s podcast. - Main Culprits to Health and Weight Issues: (0:44 – 6:00) The “Four Whites:” Flour Based Products Negative Effects of Refined Flour||19 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrump Care: How to Make America “Hot” Again – Part 1/2||Introduction (0:00 – 1:36) Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. I am only sharing my experiences. Compare and contrast healthcare and nutrition in both America and Norway. - Lessons from Norway (1:37 – 5:53) -||12 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReplying to Reader Mail||Introduction: - This is a short and unedited podcast, responding to viewer mail. Matt, our sound editor, is off, enjoying the 4th of July Weekend. There are some pauses between sections where I took a break. I tried to remove those the best I could.||5 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIndependence Day Special – Life in Norway as an American||Introduction (0:00 to 0:58) Life in Norway as an American. Nick Kamran’s Norway Story. Recognition of donors, making this podcast possible. - Why Norway? (0:50 to 6:11) The first thing everyone asks me, “Why Norway.” -||3 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPerspective on Money, Currency, Banks & Bitcoin Part 2/2||My Thoughts on Bitcoin (0:00 – 12:50) Bitcoin is reminiscent of the Dutch Tulip Mania of 1634-1637. There are at least 10+ crypto coins out there. Perspective and analogy to the history of Social Media and Search Engines.||28 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPerspective on Banks and Bitcoin from Norway – Part 1/2||Introduction (0:00 to 58:00) Welcome message Acknowledgements Episode Inspiration - What is Money vs. Currency: (0:59 to 6:06) Personal Definition – a medium in which to store work or time. Technical Definitions -||22 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Trip to America – Part 2 of 2 Podcast Show Notes||Continued from Last Week: Episode 1: - New York (0:00 to 11:33) Most of the listeners, especially those in Norway, know all about New York. It’s the city most frequented by Norwegian tourists to the USA. Then it’s Miami, LA, and San Francisco.||15 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Trip to America Part 1 of 2 – Podcast Show Notes||- Introduction (0 - :55) A brief overview Trip dates First trip home after two years. - The Trip Home (0:56 – 9:37) Gardermoen Airport Watching the movie: “The Founder,” telling the story of Ray Kroc and McDonald’s origins.||7 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReflections from the Oslo Freedom Forum 2017 – Defending Democracy||Podcast show notes - 0:00 to 3:38: Introduction The Oslo Freedom Forum was held May 20-24, 2017 in Oslo. The theme for this year was “Defending Democracy.” 52% of the world’s population lives in oppressive regimes,||1 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBack on the Air||Introduction: - After a long hiatus, I decided that it was time to resume the podcast. Living in Norway, it has been difficult to find a suitable content and production partner. There are five aspects to a podcast: researching and writing the story,||24 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTaking a Break from Podcasting||After much consideration, I decided to put podcasting on hold. With our limited resources, I must focus. Letters from Norway, in order to offer a different yet well-informed point of view, requires significant research, thought, and editing.||4 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A different point of view!
I like that it presents a different pont of view!