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How To Live In Denmark

By Kay Xander Mellish

Living as a foreigner in Denmark, one of the world's most homogenous countries, isn't always easy. In this podcast Kay Xander Mellish, an American who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade, relates her thoughts about Danish current events, as well as offering tips on how to find someone to talk to and how to find something to eat.

  1. 1.
    Danish humor: Sarcasm, "self irony", and failure beer19 June 2018
    4:23
  2. 2.
    Is learning to speak Danish worth it?7 May 2018
    6:30
  3. 3.
    What to wear to work in Denmark: Fashion in blue, black, grey, and for the adventurous - beige3 April 2018
    5:41
  4. 4.
    Your first day at work in Denmark: Flowers, handshakes, passwords, and several people named Mette7 March 2018
    7:36
  5. 5.
    Can I date my Danish colleague?7 February 2018
    6:15
  6. 6.
    Understanding your Danish boss: Less like a general, more like a sports coach29 October 2017
    8:01
  7. 7.
    The Danish Flag: 800 years old and going out fashion?3 September 2017
    5:31
  8. 8.
    Your free daily banana and five weeks off: Job benefits in Denmark27 August 2017
    8:36
  1. 9.
    Danish gangsters: Night-time helicopters and the risks of a knit hat20 August 2017
    5:09
  2. 10.
    No more cookie pushers: Spouses and your work assignment in Denmark13 August 2017
    8:42
  3. 11.
    Why job titles aren't important in Denmark5 March 2017
    7:41
  4. 12.
    Danish union vs A-kasse: What's the difference?25 January 2017
    10:43
  5. 13.
    Networking in Denmark: 5 useful tips for making Danish business contacts23 October 2016
    10:55
  6. 14.
    It's all about the cake: The secrets of socializing with your Danish colleagues4 September 2016
    7:34
  7. 15.
    The Danish art of taking time off15 August 2016
    6:51
  8. 16.
    The Danish job interview22 May 2016
    10:07
  9. 17.
    Finding a job in Denmark: Cover Letters, LinkedIn, plus two magic words21 April 2016
    7:47
  10. 18.
    Looking for a job in Denmark: Your Danish cv (And why you might want to consider a Danish nickname)18 March 2016
    8:38
  11. 19.
    Getting a job in Denmark: Fine-tuning your approach to the Danish job market22 February 2016
    6:41
  12. 20.
    How to date a Dane: The two-speed bicycle and the flexible word1 November 2015
    6:34
  13. 21.
    Danes and Beauty: Miss Denmark, the empty museum, and why you shouldn't expect compliments21 September 2015
    7:13
  14. 22.
    Arriving in Denmark: Some tips from my experience23 August 2015
    8:28
  15. 23.
    Danish babies: Rolling Royalty and Tribal Names14 July 2015
    6:01
  16. 24.
    Private-equity pastry and the decline of bodegas: How Denmark is changing31 May 2015
    7:18
  17. 25.
    Danes and Fear: What is there to be afraid of in Denmark?10 May 2015
    7:02
  18. 26.
    Spring in Denmark: Hot Wheat Buns and Highly-Educated Drunks19 April 2015
    6:52
  19. 27.
    Danish Birthday Traditions12 April 2015
    8:04
  20. 28.
    Danes and Singing8 March 2015
    5:59
  21. 29.
    Danes and Inequality: Private Schools and Migrants Who Sleep in Sandboxes25 January 2015
    9:06
  22. 30.
    Cat Bites and Dental Vacations: The ups and downs of the Danish health care system11 January 2015
    6:10
  23. 31.
    'Best of' Podcast: Christmas in Denmark Part 2: Get Yourself an Elf Hat5 December 2014
    5:03
  24. 32.
    Don't mention the flag: What I learned when I studied for the Danish citizenship exam29 November 2014
    6:00
  25. 33.
    Donald Duck, Anti-Depressants, and the Myth of Danish Happiness16 November 2014
    6:30
  26. 34.
    Danes and Environmentalism: Why a country that loves green tech is the world's fourth-biggest polluter2 November 2014
    7:42
  27. 35.
    Are you a good foreigner, or a bad foreigner? How the Danes categorize newcomers to Denmark5 October 2014
    6:36
  28. 36.
    The 8:00 meeting is not an 8:05 meeting: Do's and Don'ts in Denmark21 September 2014
    4:30
  29. 37.
    The Little Match Girl and the Fur Industry: Danes and China14 September 2014
    6:56
  30. 38.
    How to make friends in Denmark; or 'Friendship in Denmark is a slow-growing plant.'31 August 2014
    5:41
  31. 39.
    Danes and English, or "Can I live in Denmark without speaking Danish?"24 August 2014
    5:42
  32. 40.
    Danes and Authority: The giant penis on the wall, or how to deal with Danish civil servants17 August 2014
    5:46
  33. 41.
    What I like about Denmark28 June 2014
    5:23
  34. 42.
    More thoughts on Danish summer: The downside of the 'light times'15 June 2014
    4:53
  35. 43.
    Danes and Swedes: The world's worst haircuts are Swedish8 June 2014
    6:04
  36. 44.
    Danes & IT: Anyone can guess your CPR number31 May 2014
    6:39
  37. 45.
    Danes and Norwegians: Bitter envy and brotherly love23 May 2014
    6:25
  38. 46.
    Summerhouse or dollhouse? What to expect if you're invited to a Danish summer home10 May 2014
    6:35
  39. 47.
    Stories of a Salty: Arriving back in Denmark after vacation4 May 2014
    5:33
  40. 48.
    The Little Mermaid is Highly Disappointing: Better ideas for visitors to Denmark6 April 2014
    6:52
  41. 49.
    Raising children in Denmark: If their social life's OK, academic success will follow30 March 2014
    6:42
  42. 50.
    The Things I Do Double: Thoughts on Denmark’s offer of Double Citizenship23 March 2014
    6:32
  43. 51.
    Salaam and Gooddag: Denmark for Muslims16 March 2014
    5:46
  44. 52.
    Danes and Stereotypes: The superficial American and the Copenhagen cheater9 March 2014
    6:39
  45. 53.
    Danish Names: Why Bent is not bent, and why It's bad to be Brian2 March 2014
    4:56
  46. 54.
    How to find a job in Denmark: Not easy, but it can be done23 February 2014
    7:11
  47. 55.
    Dating in Denmark, Part 2: Dating Danish men, a guide for the foreign woman16 February 2014
    5:38
  48. 56.
    Dating in Denmark, Part 1: Meeting Danish women, a guide for the foreign man9 February 2014
    7:09
  49. 57.
    More Snow Tomorrow: Surviving winter as a foreigner in Denmark2 February 2014
    5:38
  50. 58.
    Danes and Vikings, plus: Two words to use to get Danish people to do what you want26 January 2014
    6:20
  51. 59.
    Danes and Work: My vacation flight was cancelled, because the pilot was on vacation19 January 2014
    5:13
  52. 60.
    Gossip and Scandal in Denmark15 December 2013
    6:39
  53. 61.
    Sex and Denmark8 December 2013
    5:34
  54. 62.
    How to survive the dark times, plus: Should I move to Denmark?23 November 2013
    6:48
  55. 63.
    Christmas in Denmark Part 2: Get Yourself an Elf Hat16 November 2013
    5:02
  56. 64.
    Ørestad, Ørested and Øresund: Why I still get lost in Denmark9 November 2013
    4:26
  57. 65.
    Voting at McDonald’s: Danish politics, and the posters that will last until spring2 November 2013
    5:57
  58. 66.
    The Two Months of Christmas: Holiday drinking in Denmark begins now25 October 2013
    4:25
  59. 67.
    Just buy more insurance: Crime and Punishment in Denmark17 October 2013
    6:11
  60. 68.
    No planned hangovers: Ways I refuse to integrate in Denmark11 October 2013
    6:12
  61. 69.
    Danish Design: From spaceship toilets to thieves that steal chairs6 October 2013
    5:35
  62. 70.
    Here come the dark times: Winter in Denmark28 September 2013
    5:01
  63. 71.
    A thatched roof over your head: How to find a place to live in Denmark22 September 2013
    4:51
  64. 72.
    All the colors of the Danish landscape: The truth about Danish fashion12 September 2013
    5:29
  65. 73.
    Two-Wheeled Vikings and why I own three bikes: Danes and Cycling5 September 2013
    5:19
  66. 74.
    No food, only stuff to make food: My culture shock in Denmark31 August 2013
    5:04
  67. 75.
    Public nudity and the passion for privacy: Why I Google my Danish neighbors to find out who they are24 August 2013
    7:57
  68. 76.
    Danish, Dutch, Deutschland: Confusing Denmark with its neighbors15 August 2013
    7:51
  69. 77.
    Painful hugs and Poison Gifts: When the same words mean different things in Danish and English9 August 2013
    4:11
  70. 78.
    Danish sports: Big handballs and lonely ping-pong players.2 August 2013
    5:29
  71. 79.
    White Socks and the Danish Tax Burden25 July 2013
    4:27
  72. 80.
    The Deeper Meaning of Pigs18 July 2013
    4:02
  73. 81.
    Summer in Denmark26 June 2013
    4:51

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