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Demystifying the Nordic Utopia – Why is this necessary? We are four students who met each other during our Bachelor program at Malmö University in Sweden. Three of us came from outside of the Nordic Countries and we quickly had to realize that the romantic picture of Sweden which we grew up with was not necessarily reality. Together with our fourth friend from Finland, we want to talk about our impressions and combine it with current research. We touch upon questions like if the Nordic Countries are really as sustainable as everyone thinks; if the Nordic Wellfare state model is a role model for the rest of the world and was Sweden really always as neutral in the international political arena?

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Episode 3 – Tell me your neighbourhood and I’ll tell you who you are

The Nordic Countries are known for high living costs, especially when it comes to housing. But what are the impacts of high rents and a shortage of housing in the big cities of the North? In this episode, we have a closer look at social exclusion due to housing in Denmark and Sweden. But what does social exclusion mean and how is it connected to the neighbourhood you are living in? Join us in our new episode where we tackle these and many more questions surrounding housing segregation in the Nordic Countries.

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Episode 2 – Finnish Pacifists under House Arrest?

The Nordic Countries are often being portrayed as global icons in their approach to environmental and sustainability issues. This episode takes a closer look into the rankings of these countries in the UN Sustainable Development Report, comparing them to their overshoot dates. How is it that the Nordic countries rank so highly in SDG reports yet have some of the earliest overshoot dates in the world?

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Episode 0: What to Expect

In this episode we are introducing ourselves and the podcast. We are talking about how we met and who we are and why we are so interested in the Nordic Countries. We will be setting the tone for our first season of our Podcast “The Social Balcony” and what you can expect fro

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Episode 1 – Overshooting our Shot

The Nordic Countries are often being portrayed as global icons in their approach to environmental and sustainability issues. This episode takes a closer look into the rankings of these countries in the UN Sustainable Development Report, comparing them to their overshoot dates. How is it that the Nordic countries rank so highly in SDG reports yet have some of the earliest overshoot dates in the world?

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