Episode 237

🍿 Music, TV & Films in Your Favourite Languages


April 18th, 2022

1 hr 6 mins 24 secs

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About this Episode

Get ready for spring and summer with our big pop culture episode featuring recommendations for music, TV and films to enjoy in over 22 languages. Lindsay introduces a helpful framework for getting the most out of pop culture in another language:

  • Discover
  • Consume
  • Create

We hope you enjoy our recommendations!


Lindsay’s faves



  • La Famille Belier - CODA remade from this concept (French)
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi - he really really really likes sushi (Japanese)
  • The Skin I Live In - phew! Banderas is on fire! (Spanish)
  • Downstream to Kinshasa - moving. Loved seeing a different place. (Lingala, Swahili)
  • Bad Lucky Goat - take me here too please sunshine (islander Creole English)
  • Cairo Station - it’s OG Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Arabic)
  • Song Without a Name - heartbreaking, real, honest, tonne of bricks (Spanish with Quechua)
  • 5 Broken Cameras - life in Palestine looks tough as (Arabic, Hebrew)
  • The Prince of Nothingwood - wanna watch all his films please (English and Arabic)
  • Sweat - never connected to this lead before (Polish)

  • TV: El Casa del Papel (Money Heist), How to Sell Drugs Online Fast

Kerstin’s faves

Indie, alternative, punk, rock music:

  • Tocotronic, Kraftklub, Die Ärzte 🇩🇪
  • Candelas, Swnami 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Dancehall, caribbean feel, afrobeat type of music:

  • Mandi Classic 🇨🇩 (Swahili), Jamaican artists like Sean Paul and Spice, and Seeed 🇩🇪

Mysteries & Thrillers
Books: Arnaldur Indri∂asson’s Erlendur series 🇮🇸

On TV: The Bridge 🇩🇰🇸🇪 , Salamander 🇧🇪, The Killing 🇩🇰, Trapped 🇮🇸, Craith/Hidden 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿, Dark 🇩🇪


  • Patagonia (Welsh, Spanish, English)

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