The All Points North podcast has everything you need to know about the news in Finland this week. All Points North is produced by Yle News, a unit of the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo unpacks new data privacy rules and its impact on individuals and small organisations
On this week's All Points North Helsinki University law lecturer Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo picks apart new EU data privacy rules. Plus, we look at what the regulation means for consumers and for small businesses and organisations as they try to remain on the right side of national laws.
Anu Koivunen, the #metoo campaign and trail running in the forests
This week's All Points North asks Anu Koivunen why the #metoo campaign has been slower to take off in Finland than elsewhere and looks at an especially Finnish pastime.
18 May 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Mikko Kiesiläinen talks higher education, liberalism, Finland's EU membership and plagiarism
This week's All Points North looks at liberalism in Finland with Mikko Kiesiläinen of the Libera think tank. We also ask what's changed since Finland joined the EU, whether admission exams are a relic of the past, and plagiarism in high places. 11 May 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Maryan Abdulkarim on feminism myths, the #metoo movement, and a divisive railway project in Lapland
This week's All Points North looks at feminist myths, #metoo in Finland, Sami opposition to a railway project in Lapland, whether dual citizens should be allowed to serve in the military and the prosecution of policemen over lax oversight of informants. Our special guest this week is Maryan Abdulkarim. 4 May 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Dr. Faith Mkwesha and Eva Anttila discuss the ethics of using children in aid agency messaging
This week's All Points North looks at an aid organisation's controversial but award-winning ad campaign featuring a pregnant 12 year-old girl. Joining us to discuss the issue are researcher Dr. Faith Mkwesha and Eva Anttila, acting fundraising director with Plan International Finland, which was responsible for the advert. We'll also look at a proposal to replace bread queues with sit-down meals indoors. 27 April 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Licia Prehn on disabilities, Ville Seuri on political tremors and Finland's favourite foods
This week's All Points North examines the challenges of navigating a cityscape as a visually impaired person. Our special guest is Licia Prehn, who's legally blind, and she gives us a better perspective on what the world is like for people with impaired vision. We also talk about a potential political shake-up, Finland's favourite foods and more! 20 April 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Janne Oivio, learning Finnish, the NBA's star Finnish player and the high cost of youth sport
This week's All Points North looks at the high cost of children's sports, the difficulty of learning Finnish, and the greatest Finnish basketball player of all time, Lauri Markkanen. Our speical guest this week is sports journalist Janne Oivio. 13 April 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Matti Apunen, Pamela Spokes, the controversial 'activation model' and Veikkausliiga
This week's All Points North looks at the controversial activation model that threatens to cut benefits for unemployed people. Guests are Canadian entrepreneur Pamela Spokes, and Matti Apunen who heads up the EVA think tank, who hash out the arguments over the model and discuss Finland's unusual plan to ban postponements of football matches. 6 April 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Joel Willans and Susanna Turunen breaking down Brexit for Brits in Finland
This week's All Points North is all about brinkmanship over Brexit -- and specifically what it means for Brits living here in Finland and possibly other parts of Europe. Our special guests this Friday are Yle special EU correspondent Susanna Turunen and Joel Willans, the man behind the highly popular Very Finnish Problems and its equally topical offshoot, Very Brexit Problems.
Ali Jahangiri, World Happiness Report, paranormal forces, and a lot of coffee
This week APN asks whether Finland is really the happiest country in the world, explores the relationship between academic research and the paranormal, and looks at Finns' passion for coffee. Our special guest this week is comic Ali Jahangiri. 16 March 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Ruben Stiller, daycare pay cartel, battling loneliness, in search of public saunas
This week APN looks at a contentious debate over hiring daycare teachers, the issue of loneliness in Finland, how to find a public sauna and more. Our special guest is media personality Ruben Stiller. 9 March 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
Teivo Teivainen, university strike, alcohol law reform, Finland's quirky etiquette
This week APN looks at Helsinki University professors and other staff who walked off the job to protest failed wage negotiations, hockey fans talk about beer drinking in sports arena stands in light of new alcohol laws, and we discuss the idiosyncracies of Finnish etiquette. Our special guest is Teivo Teivainen, a Helsinki University Professor of World Politics. 2 March 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
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