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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.
    Autumn in Denmark: The slow fading of the light09/21/2018
    5:58
  2. 2.
    The story behind the How to Live in Denmark Podcast: Fifth anniversary episode08/31/2018
    7:24
  3. 3.
    Danish humor: Sarcasm, 'self irony', and failure beer06/19/2018
    4:25
  4. 4.
    Is learning to speak Danish worth it?05/07/2018
    6:32
  5. 5.
    What to wear to work in Denmark: Fashion in blue, black, grey, and for the adventurous - beige04/03/2018
    5:41
  6. 6.
    Your first day at work in Denmark: Flowers, handshakes, passwords, and several people named Mette03/07/2018
    7:36
  7. 7.
    Can I date my Danish colleague?02/07/2018
    6:15
  8. 8.
    Understanding your Danish boss: Less like a general, more like a sports coach10/29/2017
    8:01
  1. 9.
    The Danish Flag: 800 years old and going out fashion?09/03/2017
    5:31
  2. 10.
    Your free daily banana and five weeks off: Job benefits in Denmark08/27/2017
    8:36
  3. 11.
    Danish gangsters: Night-time helicopters and the risks of a knit hat08/20/2017
    5:09
  4. 12.
    No more cookie pushers: Spouses and your work assignment in Denmark08/13/2017
    8:42
  5. 13.
    Why job titles aren't important in Denmark03/05/2017
    7:41
  6. 14.
    Danish union vs A-kasse: What's the difference?01/25/2017
    10:43
  7. 15.
    Networking in Denmark: 5 useful tips for making Danish business contacts10/23/2016
    10:55
  8. 16.
    It's all about the cake: The secrets of socializing with your Danish colleagues09/04/2016
    7:34
  9. 17.
    The Danish art of taking time off08/15/2016
    6:51
  10. 18.
    The Danish job interview05/22/2016
    10:07
  11. 19.
    Finding a job in Denmark: Cover Letters, LinkedIn, plus two magic words04/21/2016
    7:47
  12. 20.
    Looking for a job in Denmark: Your Danish cv (And why you might want to consider a Danish nickname)03/18/2016
    8:38
  13. 21.
    Getting a job in Denmark: Fine-tuning your approach to the Danish job market02/22/2016
    6:41
  14. 22.
    How to date a Dane: The two-speed bicycle and the flexible word11/01/2015
    6:34
  15. 23.
    Danes and Beauty: Miss Denmark, the empty museum, and why you shouldn't expect compliments09/21/2015
    7:13
  16. 24.
    Arriving in Denmark: Some tips from my experience08/23/2015
    8:28
  17. 25.
    Danish babies: Rolling Royalty and Tribal Names07/14/2015
    6:01
  18. 26.
    Private-equity pastry and the decline of bodegas: How Denmark is changing05/31/2015
    7:18
  19. 27.
    Danes and Fear: What is there to be afraid of in Denmark?05/10/2015
    7:02
  20. 28.
    Spring in Denmark: Hot Wheat Buns and Highly-Educated Drunks04/19/2015
    6:52
  21. 29.
    Danish Birthday Traditions04/12/2015
    8:04
  22. 30.
    Danes and Singing03/08/2015
    5:59
  23. 31.
    Danes and Inequality: Private Schools and Migrants Who Sleep in Sandboxes01/25/2015
    9:06
  24. 32.
    Cat Bites and Dental Vacations: The ups and downs of the Danish health care system01/11/2015
    6:10
  25. 33.
    'Best of' Podcast: Christmas in Denmark Part 2: Get Yourself an Elf Hat12/05/2014
    5:03
  26. 34.
    Don't mention the flag: What I learned when I studied for the Danish citizenship exam11/29/2014
    6:00
  27. 35.
    Donald Duck, Anti-Depressants, and the Myth of Danish Happiness11/16/2014
    6:30
  28. 36.
    Danes and Environmentalism: Why a country that loves green tech is the world's fourth-biggest polluter11/02/2014
    7:42
  29. 37.
    Are you a good foreigner, or a bad foreigner? How the Danes categorize newcomers to Denmark10/05/2014
    6:36
  30. 38.
    The 8:00 meeting is not an 8:05 meeting: Do's and Don'ts in Denmark09/21/2014
    4:30
  31. 39.
    The Little Match Girl and the Fur Industry: Danes and China09/14/2014
    6:56
  32. 40.
    How to make friends in Denmark; or 'Friendship in Denmark is a slow-growing plant.'08/31/2014
    5:41
  33. 41.
    Danes and English, or "Can I live in Denmark without speaking Danish?"08/24/2014
    5:42
  34. 42.
    Danes and Authority: The giant penis on the wall, or how to deal with Danish civil servants08/17/2014
    5:46
  35. 43.
    What I like about Denmark06/28/2014
    5:23
  36. 44.
    More thoughts on Danish summer: The downside of the 'light times'06/15/2014
    4:53
  37. 45.
    Danes and Swedes: The world's worst haircuts are Swedish06/08/2014
    6:04
  38. 46.
    Danes & IT: Anyone can guess your CPR number05/31/2014
    6:39
  39. 47.
    Danes and Norwegians: Bitter envy and brotherly love05/23/2014
    6:25
  40. 48.
    Summerhouse or dollhouse? What to expect if you're invited to a Danish summer home05/10/2014
    6:35
  41. 49.
    Stories of a Salty: Arriving back in Denmark after vacation05/04/2014
    5:33
  42. 50.
    The Little Mermaid is Highly Disappointing: Better ideas for visitors to Denmark04/06/2014
    6:52
  43. 51.
    Raising children in Denmark: If their social life's OK, academic success will follow03/30/2014
    6:42
  44. 52.
    The Things I Do Double: Thoughts on Denmark’s offer of Double Citizenship03/23/2014
    6:32
  45. 53.
    Salaam and Gooddag: Denmark for Muslims03/16/2014
    5:46
  46. 54.
    Danes and Stereotypes: The superficial American and the Copenhagen cheater03/09/2014
    6:39
  47. 55.
    Danish Names: Why Bent is not bent, and why It's bad to be Brian03/02/2014
    4:56
  48. 56.
    How to find a job in Denmark: Not easy, but it can be done02/23/2014
    7:11
  49. 57.
    Dating in Denmark, Part 2: Dating Danish men, a guide for the foreign woman02/16/2014
    5:38
  50. 58.
    Dating in Denmark, Part 1: Meeting Danish women, a guide for the foreign man02/09/2014
    7:09
  51. 59.
    More Snow Tomorrow: Surviving winter as a foreigner in Denmark02/02/2014
    5:38
  52. 60.
    Danes and Vikings, plus: Two words to use to get Danish people to do what you want01/26/2014
    6:20
  53. 61.
    Danes and Work: My vacation flight was cancelled, because the pilot was on vacation01/19/2014
    5:13
  54. 62.
    Gossip and Scandal in Denmark12/15/2013
    6:39
  55. 63.
    Sex and Denmark12/08/2013
    5:34
  56. 64.
    How to survive the dark times, plus: Should I move to Denmark?11/23/2013
    6:48
  57. 65.
    Christmas in Denmark Part 2: Get Yourself an Elf Hat11/16/2013
    5:02
  58. 66.
    Ørestad, Ørested and Øresund: Why I still get lost in Denmark11/09/2013
    4:26
  59. 67.
    Voting at McDonald’s: Danish politics, and the posters that will last until spring11/02/2013
    5:57
  60. 68.
    The Two Months of Christmas: Holiday drinking in Denmark begins now10/25/2013
    4:25
  61. 69.
    Just buy more insurance: Crime and Punishment in Denmark10/17/2013
    6:11
  62. 70.
    No planned hangovers: Ways I refuse to integrate in Denmark10/11/2013
    6:12
  63. 71.
    Danish Design: From spaceship toilets to thieves that steal chairs10/06/2013
    5:35
  64. 72.
    Here come the dark times: Winter in Denmark09/28/2013
    5:01
  65. 73.
    A thatched roof over your head: How to find a place to live in Denmark09/22/2013
    4:51
  66. 74.
    All the colors of the Danish landscape: The truth about Danish fashion09/12/2013
    5:29
  67. 75.
    Two-Wheeled Vikings and why I own three bikes: Danes and Cycling09/05/2013
    5:19
  68. 76.
    No food, only stuff to make food: My culture shock in Denmark08/31/2013
    5:04
  69. 77.
    Public nudity and the passion for privacy: Why I Google my Danish neighbors to find out who they are08/24/2013
    7:57
  70. 78.
    Danish, Dutch, Deutschland: Confusing Denmark with its neighbors08/15/2013
    7:51
  71. 79.
    Painful hugs and Poison Gifts: When the same words mean different things in Danish and English08/09/2013
    4:11
  72. 80.
    Danish sports: Big handballs and lonely ping-pong players.08/02/2013
    5:29
  73. 81.
    White Socks and the Danish Tax Burden07/25/2013
    4:27
  74. 82.
    The Deeper Meaning of Pigs07/18/2013
    4:02
  75. 83.
    Summer in Denmark06/26/2013
    4:51

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