Understand Danish culture better

Each week co-hosts Sam Floy (British podcast host living in Copenhagen) and Josefine Volqvartz (Danish TV/ podcast journalist) take on a new topic that seems peculiar as an outsider in Denmark.

Each of our episodes have a thorough research process and are accompanied with a blog post with links to more information.

The show's mission to resolve cultural confusion in Denmark

October 21, 2021

Danish pronunciation

How to speak with a potato in your mouth

The Danish language can feel hard to learn - especially when it comes to the pronunciation. But it’s also an old language filled with exciting history

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May 27, 2021


How the sport encapsulates Danish culture

Denmark invented the sport of handball (sort of) and has some of the world's best international teams. The sport is relatively obscure in English speaking countries (UK, USA, Australia etc.). In this episode Sam and Josefine speak with the Head of the Danish Handball Federation to discuss all things handball, and what this means for Denmark

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May 13, 2021

Getting a Job: 2

Practical advice on how to get a job (in Denmark)

Getting the dream job is a daunting experience. In this episode of WTD we dive into the practical advice on how to get a job with a Danish recruiter in mind. Join our guest Karey-Anne and hear her best advice on everything from writing the application, to the etiquette after the interview.

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May 6, 2021

Getting a Job: 1

Are Danish companies overlooking international talent?

The Danish job market is a competitive hunting ground. Many applicants find themselves sending out hundreds of CVs without any joy. In this episode we identify what makes the Danish job market different to the countries, and how misunderstandings in the application process may mean Danish companies are missing out hiring top international talent.

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April 29, 2021

Danish Humour

Why can Danish humour be so confusing?

The way Danes and non-Danes choose to have their duvets is an example of something most people never even consider because it is so normal to them. It’s a classic example of “well that’s the way I’ve always done it”. In this podcast episode, we speak with Danes, expats, and people around the world to

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April 22, 2021

Making Friends: 2

Practical advice on making friends with Danes

Despite the difficulty it is possible to make new friends in Denmark! We offer practical tips on how

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April 15, 2021

Making Friends: 1

How coconuts and peaches explain Danish friendships

Making friends in Denmark is not exactly a walk in the park. In this episode of What the Denmark we try to make sense of the cultural reasons why Danes can be a tough nut to crack.

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April 7, 2021

Flat hierarchies

The positives and negatives of a high trust Danish workplace

Denmark and other Nordic countries are celebrated for their flat organisations and inclusive work practices, and for a good reason. But what are the downsides of this approach? Why do some people coming in from a more hierarchical culture find it demotivating to work this way?

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April 6, 2021


Why do Danish couples sleep with separate duvets?

There's a good chance you've never thought much about the type of duvet you have. But there's actually quite a lot of interesting history, science and culture bound up in the different approaches to co-sleeping, both in Denmark and around the world.

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April 5, 2021

The Backstory

How What The Denmark began

How the discovery that Danish couples slept with separate duvets led to the start of the What The Denmark podcast

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