LISTEN: Podkäst Episode #2

Our new weekly podcast brings you topical conversation from Finland: subscribe and listen to new episodes every Thursday while you're at summer cottage, or commuting to/from work!


This summer we launched our weekly podcast called Podkäst to coincide with the start of Finland’s EU Presidency. But don’t worry, we’re not only talking about EU issues because let’s face it that would be boring!

The new episode is out now, and this week we’re talking with Ilta Sanomat journalist Johannes Kotkavirta about being a correspondent in America. Centre Party special adviser Eeva Kärkkäinen also joins the conversation as we discuss Finland’s climate change politics; saving the Saimää seals; a proposed tax on sugary drinks; and the Tallinn tunnel project.

Then Marietta Kuivanen from The Helsinki Distilling Company tells us more about the history of distilling in the Finnish capital, and pours some rhubarb gin and tonics for us all to sample.

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