How did you become involved in the station?
I run a blog about linguistics and keep up in general with linguistics outreach things. I came across Talk the Talk 4 years ago, really liked it and sent a email of appreciation. This was actually before I even knew I was moving to Australia(!), I sent it from the Netherlands. I basically just said “I really like your show lemme know if I can be of use in anyway” and then sprouted some ideas I had for a podcast of my own etc. Daniel responded, and we kept in contact. I was a guest a few times talking about research I do, and then a guest host and then a co-host :).
There’s a great Swedish word for this behavior: “tvångsinbjuda” (“force-invite”).
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
That I can tell my mum at home in Sweden that I talk on radio.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Being invited to be a permanent co-host was fun and strange.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
“Up Late”, I’m a mix-tape obsessed night owl and a new recruit – so it seems a fitting choice. I like well-chosen atmospheric music and being up late at night.