The Swede Life
By The Swede Life
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The Swede Life is an anthology podcast that brings you a taste of life in Sweden through the eyes of the foreign born, women who now call Sweden "home". Jill, founder of Littlebearabroad.com, interviews female immigrants from all over the world who are making their own way whilst getting to grips with a new culture. Migration from a female perspective.
||ExplicitS2 Episode 5 – Tracey Reid ‘Little Echoes’||Tracey Reid, founder and CEO of Little Echoes, an organisation supporting and campaigning on behalf of families with special needs in Sweden. Shining a light on some of the darker corners of Swedish society.||25 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Episode 4 - Nicole 'Stikki Nikki' Emson||Nicole 'Stikki Nikki' Emson built her business of organic gelato with a baby on her hip and a waffle cone box. Now Stikki Nikki is a household name in Stockholm with 8 stores and counting. Foreign born female entrepreneurship, defined.||28 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Episode 3 – Jo Hall (Good to Go) on creating safe spaces||Jo quit her corporate fitness job in Sydney, moving to Stockholm for love and established the business of her dreams, functional training in a female friendly environment.||12 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Episode 2 - #FIMIS and awakening to privilege||Photographer, Parisa Walklett, whose latest photography project, Female Immigrant Makers in Sweden, #FIMIS, is smashing the stereotypes found in the media of female immigrants (lazy, stupid, only able to cook or clean) in an intimate photography series.||5 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Episode 1 - Migration and the male normative||In our first episode of the podcast Jill interviews Natasha Webster. Originally from Canada, Natasha is an academic, feminist and migration researcher at Stockholm University.||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Swede Life Podcast - introduction||An anthology of learning to live abroad, by women.||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Sleep is not for the weak||In today's episode we welcome back Courtney Landin from Happy Sleeping Baby to talk about all things sleep related. Last week was International Sleep Awareness week so it seemed appropriate. We talk about sleep in adults and how lack of it impacts our .||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4 Ask the Doctor – Mar 2018||***TRIGGER WARNING*** ANYONE PHOBIC TO PARASITES OR BAD SOUND... we recorded this episode in the home of Dr James, had a great in depth chat about parasites in Sweden and at Förskola... and then realised that the mic had been on the wrong setting. So,||6 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: 1 is the loneliest number||One really is the loneliest number as Jill goes solo on today's podcast. In this week's episode, Jill shares her personal experience of loneliness and isolation and how it brought about Littlebearabroad.com.||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Stuck Parents||In this weeks episode of the podcast we're talking about something that I feel really strongly about, for various reasons. It dove-tails into a number of areas that I could talk about for hours and hours. Stuck parents, the Hague Convention,||5 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3 Ask the Doctor – Jan 2018||Our 17th episode and our third Barnakuten with Dr James. The Swedish vaccine schedule and questions about vaccinations in Sweden are one of the most searched for topics on the Littlebearabroad website. In today's episode we talk about the Swedish vacci.||22 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: How to make friends and not alienate people||In our latest episode of the podcast, Jill is joined by Elly and Cam to talk about making friends abroad. Something that is easier said than done, but why? We also discuss how kids cope making friends abroad and signs to look out for when things aren't.||15 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: HAPPY NEW YEAR||Happy New Year - the first podcast of 2018 and we went full on Audio Visual! Live streamed our first podcast for 2018 via Instagram. Here's the behind the scenes audio.||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: BEE SWEDISH||I have always felt mega pressure when it comes to learning languages and get super stressed out by it all. I don't understand these people that learn a language for fun...what!? Who are you? So, I thought it would be interesting to speak to someone who.||4 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Bumps, birth pools and babies||Our "Pregnancy in Sweden" series continues off the website and on the podcast. Jill is joined by Lisa and Sarah to discuss their "alternative" births in Sweden. Big Congrats goes to Elly Waller who gave birth to Rumi Waller just after this podcast was .||27 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2 Ask the Doctor – November||Doctor James is back! In November's 'Ask the Doctor' podcast we tackle RS Virus, Flu in small kids, prevention of seasonal bugs and chat about the hierarchy of the Swedish healthcare system for kids.||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Coca Cola vs. Red Wine||Ever been asked what your views on alcohol around kids? Neither had we... but we're thinking about it now. Has living in Sweden changed your views on drinking alcohol around kids?||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Luge to Living Healthy Happy||Former Olympian turned PT, nutritionist and sleep consultant, Courtney Landin, guest stars on this week's podcast! - Follow Courtney on Instagram @living.healthy.happy and @happysleepingbaby and on Facebook, too.||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9.0 Work/Strife balance||"The Teletubbies made us do it..." We totally failed at getting this delivered on time. The irony isn't lost on us, talking about VAB, not being under pressure to work and then failing miserably and delivering to you,||24 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1 Ask the Doctor – October||In our inaugural episode of "Ask the Doctor" we introduce you to Dr James... and we talk about seasonal ailments, preschool bugs and your questions that you sent in!||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8.0 School Runnings||No, there's nothing cool about them...||9 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7.0 Meat, Marmite and Mothercare||From ziploc bags, cooking spray and jaffa cakes; to sausages, vapo-rub and hot sauce! We've all got funny little home-comforts that we miss. But, if you could find them in Sweden, where could they possibly be??||2 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6.0 Aquavit and play parks||The pros and cons of Sweden... what are your Room 101 vibes?||25 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5.0 The family left at home||One of the hardest parts of living abroad is the constant reminder of family and friends you've left behind. So, how do they feel about it? In episode 5 of the Littlebearabroad podcast, Jill and her mum, Isobel,||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4.0 Living with an immigrant||Coming to you from Portugal!!! Yes, we're on holiday for 10 days in the Algarve but we love this little podcast so much we've gone nomad and are recording from our little island in the sun. - Mattias is in the house!!! As a native,||13 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3.0 Winter is coming||Jill goes solo to test drive the new podcasting studio and a turn of events leads her to talk about the changing seasons, what's in store and how to fully embrace those long, dark Swedish winters. Höstkänsla like a Swede...||5 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2.0 Culture Shock||Culture shock and the related anxiety can result in crippling mental health issues that lead to depression and often suicidal tendencies. - Today's guest is Franziska Engle from Mindfulness Stockholm. Her third culture kid experience and background i.||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.0 Origin stories||So, just like X-men and Marvel superheroes, we've got origin stories, too. How did we end up in Sweden, what sort of decisions did we take and what were the compromises?||21 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 0.1 “hiya!”||Episode 0.1 "hiya!" - Littlebearabroad podcast.||17 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A giggle in my pocket
I listen on my commute and it is my little piece of selfish joy when I should be listening to Swedish language podcasts. Like having a good old catch up with Jill and the gang and actually having girlfriends again to giggle with in my new life here in Sweden with a baby - hilarious.
Great! Love ittttt!
Girlfriends in transitioning
Listening to this, I feel like I'm sitting in a cafe chatting with some mum friends about life in Stockholm with kids. It's refreshing to have this in podcast format and being able to listen whilst cooking or on a walk. Helpful insights about cultural adaptation. Looking forward to what coming episodes will bring!