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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.

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