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‘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, ...
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
T-banger and She-babes get together again for a special edition of 'Swede As The Podcast', while Brian is still navigating a return to Sweden from the US amidst Coronavirus. Special guest, Mattias Lindblom, braves the third chair and we talk all things Swedish covid-19 strategy, weddings, graduation, vacuum and Tina Arena!!! We feel like this is th…
 
Sheona and Tania take to their isolation screens and by the magic of technology, manage to debrief on the current Coronavirus situation from the Swedish point of view. ***MASSIVE APOLOGIES for the progressively deteriorating sound!!*** we honestly didn't know wtf we were doing...Swede As is: Tania Doko, Sheona Urquhart and (usually) Brian ModinMusi…
 
This third episode - it's almost our water bottles have all been spiked with happy pills... Brian, Tania and Sheona discuss immigration, including Brian's prank on his wife Karen. We then move onto the grumpy old ladies of Järla Sjö, Brian being topless and toilet etiquette (it IS different!!) Even Sweden's past prime minister, Olaf Palmer, gets a …
 
This episode we dive right into more Swedish oddities, including Sheona's friendly neighbours (and Tania's nervous ones!), moose, visa issues and Brian's ongoing obsession with walkie-talkies.Music: Candle Wax by The FLIGHTSEditing: Sheona Urquhart'Swede As' is on TWITTER @Swede_AsBy Swede As - The Podcast
 
We. Are. BAAAAACK with Season 2 of Swede As! After the longest time, Brian, Tania and Sheona reconnect and revisit the last 12 months, which includes Brian's unexpected move to the USA, Tania's involvement in Australia's first National Eurovision show and Sheona's engagement!! The excitement levels run high in this long-awaited reunion!!! Thanks fo…
 
WE'RE BACK after a Summer that was soooo hot it nearly melted us... or resulted in us being robbed! Learn a bit about the Swedish election, Brian's hair-do reminiscent of a pineapple, the Bachelor Girl 20 year anniversary and Brian even sings us a song!Music: Candle Wax by The FLIGHTSEditing: Sheona Urquhart…
 
In this episode we cover our dismay at having to swish pre-pee, explore Swedish receptionists, pour over the 'war pamphlet' sent out to Swedish homes, ADHD, cycling and...well...Brian's balls. Enjoy!Recorded at Northbound studios, Stockholm.Music: Candle Wax by The FLIGHTSBy Swede As - The Podcast
 
This episode we take a slightly more serious approach, dissecting and coming to terms with the devastating loss of mega-superstar, and fellow Stockholmer, Tim Bergling aka Avicii. Brian also gets his mouth (and mentality) around Aussie sayings and we compare notes on family holidays and hard rubbish. Music: Candle Wax by The FLIGHTS Wake Me Up by A…
 
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