Episode 07: Smörgåstårta

What happens when a group of Canadians attempt to create their own version of a cherished Swedish dish? Well, there’s some swearing (beeped out), some laughing (okay, a lot of laughing) and a lesson or two about sharp knives and calories.

On this episode of Canada versus Sweden we embrace cultural culinary differences and explore the phenomenon known as Smörgåstårta. Listen in as the Swedish sandwich cake gets a Canadian makeover.

Episode music:
– Cornbread Twist by Cornbread
– Enter the Machine Part III — and so it begins by Vincent Gauchot

Related articles:
Polis ville ha smörgåstårta (police want a sandwich cake)
We Interviewed Two Swedish Girls Who Sent Us This Insane Sandwich Cake

Canada vs. Sweden graphics are designed by Simon Giddings.

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Episode 06: Measurements

How do Canada and Sweden measure up? No really, like, how do they measure things? This short episode takes into account how each country takes things into account. Ok, enough puns for one episode description.

I’m also putting a call out for your stories about dating. I want to know, in Canada and Sweden, how do you ask for a date? Who pays? What’s the point of this ritualistic mating game anyway? Send a voice memo my way, or write me a mail: hej@rachelhahn.com.

Canada vs. Sweden: The Podcast is produced and hosted by Rachel Hahn.
Podcast artwork by Simon Giddings.

Episode 05: Christmas

‘Tis the season for sleigh bells, Santa and rampant materialism. Christmas is technically the same holiday all around the world, but how do the Swedes celebrate compared to Canadians? I’m joined by documentary filmmaker Amanda Buckiewicz to take a look at Yule time in these two lands. Find out if we decide they’re the same or different.

WARNING: episode contains Santa spoilers i.e. the true identity of Santa is discussed.

Continue reading Episode 05: Christmas

Episode 04: Hockey

We put two great hockey nations head-to-head in this episode of Canada vs. Sweden. Listen in on the conversation I have with a former Swedish hockey player and a die-hard Canadian hockey fan to find out how the nations compare. Not into sports? Don’t worry, me neither. And I still managed to have fun. Did I mention there’s a trivia lightning round? Continue reading Episode 04: Hockey