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Welcome to Reel History! On this podcast we talk about historical movies and television shows, anything that claims to be based on a true story, and we check – how bad did they mess it up? What was life actually like during that time period? That’s why we’re here – to separate the real history from the Reel History! Hosted by two Irish history buffs and a Swede who doesn’t know anything about history. Part of the Shows What You Know podcast network. Follow us @Reel_History and don’t forget t ...
 
‘Swede As - The Podcast’ is an entertaining comedy podcast comprised of two boisterous Australians (Sheona Urquhart and Tania Doko) with a brave Swede (Brian Modin) caught in the middle, defending this wonderfully strange country. 'Swede As - The Podcast' a light-hearted take on all the wonderful quirks that come with moving to Sweden, the fun differences between the two countries and what life is like living closer to the North Pole. Whether you're Swedish or an expat surviving in Sverige, ...
 
Conversations in the Key of Life is the podcast that talks to you about your musical journeys. Each episode finds Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond talking to everyday guitarists and bassists about their hilarious, jealousy-inducing, sometimes tear-jerking experiences on a specific theme. Subjects range from hair-raising stories about meeting guitar heroes to insane gear finds, using the guitar to cope with tragedy, gigs from hell, and more.
 
Originally featured as a five-part serial in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914 and later published in book form in 1916, The Beasts of Tarzan is the third book in the gripping Tarzan series. Shifting from London to the natural African scenery, the novel follows Tarzan as he finds himself in the wicked ploy of old enemies, which launches him into a mission to save his beloved wife and son, while also caring for his own welfare. Furthermore, he must go back to his previous life and reclaim h ...
 
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Akira Kurosawa has stood the test of time as one of the most influential filmmakers ever, and his 1954 big-budget historical film Seven Samurai is a huge part of that legacy. A t the time, Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai was the most expensive film ever made in Japan, and you can certainly see that money on the screen as outstrips most modern films in amb…
 
Welcome to episode 2 of season 2 of Reel History! This week we dust off our mics, clear our throats and try not to choke as we digest the 2006 smash hit ‘Apocalypto’. Mel Gibson delivers a heart thumping tropical jungle chase that is one part Rambo, one part Predator with a double serving of his trademark dollop of historical inaccuracy. Set in ear…
 
The knowledge of using tools is effectively the knowledge of how we extend our bodies beyond are given physiology. Kyle Keough is a powerlifting coach and a student of philosophy, and writes about the barbell in a similar manner. We discussed philosophers like Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, and what they can tell us about powerlifting and …
 
Season 2 of Reel History starts today! We’re aiming to release episodes every other week so please subscribe, leave us a review and tweet your history puns at us @reel_history. A Knight’s Tale from 2001 is a sport films about jousting and while it has a tenuous connection to any real history it serves as an excellent jumping off point for a discuss…
 
"It's pretty scary putting yourself out there...". Sam Govender has years of experience setting up events and mixers for international women to make friends, but even she feels the pressure sometimes. Anyone who has attended a meet-up, networking event or social group event has probably felt a tinge of anxiety about walking into a room full of stra…
 
What does it mean to have faith under the bar? And how does Christianity relate to a support where risking it all means injury—if not certain death? I recently had a conversation with Swede Burns, elite powerlifter, father of the 5thSet methodology, published poet, and devout Christian. He told me about his narrative of coming to Christ, what that …
 
Chris Praml of Precision Video Solutions and I are teaming up to bring you high-quality content on the cultural, social, and philosophical disposition of physical strength in our society today. The first in the series is Women Empowered (2021) which looks at at the changing perceptions and challenges of women powerlifters. Issues such as normative …
 
"Language is a tool, not a measure of intelligence" "Language is a tool, not a measure of intelligence…" What started as an enquiry into language development turned into a proper schooling on the social and cultural alternating of language and intonations used by so many communities.With special guest Opal Coote, teacher, psychology graduate and po…
 
"Seriously re think going away for Sportlov, just don't do it this year." Dr Maja's message from frontline workers in the COVID 19 pandemic in Sweden. In the first episode of 2021 we wanted to hear straight from the front lines of the COVID 19 pandemic in Sweden. What was the situation really like in hospitals and care facilities across Sweden.…
 
It's our final episode of 2020!!! We thought we'd take the year out in 'Swede As' style and chat all things Christmas - as well as share some surprising news about Sheona's immigration saga (let's hope she is still allowed in Sweden next season!) We compare Christmas carols, real trees vs plastic, admire Sheona's first pepparkakshus and support Bri…
 
An intimate, open and fun conversation with the British Ambassador to Sweden, Judith Gough. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impending departure from the EU, the British Ambassador's first year in Sweden has been no less quiet. But - annorlunda. Huge thanks to the team at the British Embassy for making this conversation happen. Merry Ch…
 
“That’s why I wrote that book, because that book doesn’t exist on the shelves yet.” We are so happy to welcome children’s author Emily Joof to The Swede-ish Podcast this week. Emily’s books – Smaka På Frukterna (Mangoes & MonkeyBread) and Hemma Här och Där (Our Favorite Things) – grew from the bedtime stories her kids requested […]…
 
Well, it’s good to be back. Here, after a false start or two, is our first episode of The Swede-ish podcast together, Kat & Jill. We learned on our first attempt that we needed to keep it short and sweet and so that’s what we’re giving you: an introduction to what led Jill and Kat […]By The Swede-ish Podcast with Kat & Jill
 
How do we view fitness in our lives? Today, there is a small, but significant population who have shirked its hobby-like status and have transformed fitness into veritable outlook on life itself. They seek to embody what writer and journalist Kunitz calls, the practicing life. But is this just another cultish byproduct of late modernity, or does be…
 
In our final episode of Season 2, we dive into Sweden's more 'sobering' radio station, P1. We remember our meltdowns when we first moved to Sweden. Brian educates us on Swedish country music, called dansbandsmusik. We explore Swedish classic songs that everyone (expat or Swede) should acquaint themselves with. And we present one of Sweden's most be…
 
Blaine Dulin is a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer and a powerlifting coach here in Northern Virginia. He’s trained numerous champs in powerlifting of all ages, and has observed the differences when it comes to gender as well as age. Most of Blaine’s athletes have been trained from the ground up, and understands how so…
 
Indigenous strength sports have been around for hundreds of years—if not a millennia—with nearly every culture claiming their own. Most, if not all, of these sports are centered on lifting or throwing ancient agricultural equipment, such as stones, oxcarts, and axes. As our modern economy continues to evolve and change, it's worth asking the questi…
 
In our tenth episode of season two Brian, Tania and Sheona discuss Swedish properties, the dialect in the southern part of Sweden - known as Skånska - Sheona witnesses a bicycle accident and attempts to help, Brian warns the girls about the upcoming Autumn-depression and also schools the girls on the rotation of the earth. We also discuss how we fe…
 
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States today. In 2018, suicide attempts were estimated to number around 1.5 million cases alone. Dr Marilia Coutinho is a member of the Ronin Institute, a Brazilian academic trained in both the natural and social scientists—and she’…
 
In this lightning episode, we launch into one of the most mysterious items of food found in Sweden.... every expat knows about it, even though it's unlikely you've ever ordered it! We also talk about Brian's moose-head (are you honestly surprised?!), Swedish food and the possibility that Swedes are actually not as conservative as ya'll make yoursel…
 
Swede Burns is an elite powerlifter, author of the famous 5th Set, and he is also a published author in his own right, his first collection called “Clues About Ghosts” poems of intimacy and despair”. Swede has been compared poets like Charles Bukowski, touching on the kaleidoscope world of romance, love-loss, miscommunication, in a very contemporar…
 
Glad sommar allihopa! We swing into this episode with a slightly embarassing game of golf. We pick berries and questionable mushrooms, whilst trying to avoid encounters with bears. We sing-a-long to allsång på skansen and we uncover the truth about Melbourne's recent mask-avoiding Karen. Cameo appearances include the frog-dance and a murderous moos…
 
Do you smell that truck?? If you live in Stockholm - expat or Swedish - you MUST have smelt the fat-collection truck! If not - we dive into detail about this and another smelly aspect of Swedish life - mulltoa! We also highlight 'Sommarbarn' (something which Brian is involved in), having kids vs not having kids in Sweden and how Sheona and Tania me…
 
The ideal physique is often seen as a product of individual labor, and could be interpreted in some sense as counter-cultural to how most people look today. But did you know that in the 1930s, the US government was actively promoting and shaping the ideal masculine physique? It’s hard to imagine any administration doing such a thing, but according …
 
Brian is back in SWEDEN!!! We catch up IRL and discuss Brian's ridiculous trip home to Sweden. We also explore his accidental extended time in Costa Rica.... including how he learned to surf (the missing skin on his chest is proof of said attempt). We also take this time to discuss behavioural changes since Covid-19 and delve into the Black Lives M…
 
In this episode, we welcome the long-awaited return of Brian Modin (in memo form)! We discuss the lack of 'excuse me's' in colliding situations, painters copping an eyeful in Solsidan, Brian's isolation madness in the USA, kitty-litter (it's actually genius!), lucky countries and even Gotland! This episode was recorded in late May 2020, so excuse a…
 
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