37: Lagom, Or “The Goldilocks Zone”

Want more Oops Your Culture’s Showing!, but not too much? In this episode, Dean and Tom deliver just that as they comfortably wade into an exploration of how the Swedish ethos of ‘lagom’, which roughly translates as “just the right amount,” relates to Scandinavian, Dutch, and in some ways, Japanese cultures. Plus, after returning to fan-favorite segment Wordplay!, they can’t help but go a little overboard when briefly introducing new segments Analogy Hell and Therapy Time. We’ve already overstayed our welcome in this episode description, so we’ll simply encourage you to (calmly, cozily, relaxingly) dive in and enjoy!

(Here is the referenced ‘lagom’ article by Jonny Thomson on Big Think, from August 2022.)

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Music: “Little Idea” – Bensound.com