Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Who listens to Swedish podcasts?

One of the blog's readers turned to me quite some time ago recommending a podcast from the Göteborg University in Sweden, En akademisk kvart från Göteborgs universitet, in short En Akademisk Kvart (feed). Ever since, I have been on the look out for a Swedish reader who'd be able to tell some more about this podcast. I'd love to host a guest blog containing a review of En Akademisk Kvart or any other intellectual Swedish podcast for that matter.

En Akademisk Kvart is part of the popular science effort at the university and contains short podcasts (around 15 minutes, a 'kvart') about mostly historic issues. From what I can figure out from the titles, among others, there is a talk about early globalization, looking at the trade in sugar and slaves as an example. Another is about the Swedish migration to the US (over the centuries, I presume). This is the kind of podcast that would fit in this blog and considering the amount of Swedish hits on the blog, there should be enough readers who'd appreciate to be informed about it.

The reason I do not do the reviews myself, in case you had not yet guessed: I do not understand Swedish. I can figure some basic stuff out when reading it, but that is really not worth mentioning.

Who knows Russian podcasts?


Liv-Marit said...

I would also recommend "Konflikt" (Conflict), a weekely radio programme. They focus on international politics and conflict, with links on their website to give a broader understanding.

In swedish, easy to understand for a Norwegian (as I am).

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Unknown said...

Well Liv-Marit, since you have been following my blog for such a long time and have a noteworthy blog yourself - how do you feel about writing in guest-blog. About Konflikt, about En Akademisk Kvart, about any Norwegian podcast that is worth mentioning. I leave it up to you.