2 Guys 3 Crowns

2 Guys 3 Crowns

The definitive podcast about what it's really like to live in Stockholm, Sweden. Told from the perspective of 2 American expats (one who is half Swedish), you'll get to know the amazing, the bizarre and best kept secrets of the capital of Scandinavia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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February 16, 2021 29 min

The 2 guys recount their latest trials and tribulations with trips to ICA. Then, Sean tries to make sense of watching the mind-bending movie Tenet on an airplane screen. Rodney admits he tried, but gave up and settled for Tom Hanks. Plus, the guys share their manicure expertise and discuss some cool upcoming events:

  • The first is SWEDEAN attempting to eat 10 semlor in 10 minutes. You can watch him HERE
  • The second is our upcoming 2 YEA...
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    February 11, 2021 6 min
    We interrupt your weekday for a special 2 Guys 3 Crowns bulletin! We've teamed up with the fellow expat and competitive eater known as SWEDEAN - as he attempts to break a record by eating 10 Swedish semlor in 10 minutes or less. The feat will be attempted LIVE for one night, and one night only: Tuesday, February 16th at 8pm Stockholm time (aka 20:00 CET). We hope to see you there so we can root him on in his latest challenge! L...
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    February 8, 2021 35 min

    The 2 guys are joined in the studio this week by Archie McCallum. A professional musician from Scotland, Archie originally came over to Fränsta, Sweden to play football (or "soccer" in American English). He shares his experience of being thrown into the Fränsta social scene on his first full day in the country. Then, he talks about his time on tour selling merchandise for Swedish bands, and also his favorite Swedish foods.

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    February 2, 2021 30 min

    Sean is back in Stockholm! What's with all this white stuff all over the ground? Why is there a minus sign before the temperature? Where are the tree frogs? So much is confusing - he must still be suffering from jet lag. Sean recounts his trip over four days and six airports. Rodney fills him in on what he's been missing, as well as some classic father daughter time: constructing an IKEA dresser.


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    January 25, 2021 29 min
    Sean winds up his Brazilian adventure this week and heading back to Stockholm. He gives us his final update and travel plans. The guys talk about empty airplanes, face mask tricks, 5G flash, 3 Crown history and favorite Swedish words.

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    January 18, 2021 32 min
    Sean checks in from Brazil with exotic bug battles and tips on tasty beach treats. Rodney has become the "American pancake dad" while the Swedish King's Guard (Livgardet) celebrates its 500th anniversary. — Subscribe to 2 Guys 3 Crowns wherever you get your pods and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates!

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    January 11, 2021 30 min

    Sean takes a break from his Brazilian poolside to fill us in on over-the-top BBQ, hot weather and the state of COVID where he's at. Rodney shares a snowman tale and recounts a recent dinner out with family at Faros Greek Restaurant in Södermalm... including the adventure of getting there.


    Check our Instagram stream for the BBQ pictures.

    Faros Greek Restaurant: www.faros.se


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    January 4, 2021 31 min

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! The first episode of 2021 and Sean joins in from Miami... not Brazil? He fills us in on the family's journey to the states and almost South America. Rodney is holding down the fort in Stockholm and contemplates the savings of celebrating Christmas AFTER Christmas. Here we go!


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    December 14, 2020 37 min
    Ring in the end of 2020 with the 2 guys. We recap some of the craziness we've experienced this year in Stockholm, Sean discusses his upcoming voyage back into the jungle, and we highlight our Christmas wish lists in case Santa is listening in. Then, we answer some questions sent in from you listeners. Happy Holidays! See you in 2021!

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    December 7, 2020 34 min

    It looks like 2020 reared its head again this week. The 2 guys recount how they've had to interact with the Swedish health care system. Then, Sean tries to figure out what a Christmas egg is, and Rodney is being pursued across the internet by virtual advent calendars. It's a wild episode this week!

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    November 30, 2020 39 min
    The 2 guys are joined in studio this week by Ross Schager. He is a new addition to the expat community in Sweden this year. He and his wife Karin (one of our previous guests) relocated from Chicago in the. middle of the pandemic and lived to tell the tale on this very podcast. He recounts his tales of giving up his beloved paddle boards, trying to tell what's on sale and trying to find food that suits his Midwestern palate.

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    November 23, 2020 31 min

    It's a special day for episode 80... we have a birthday in the house! Rodney recounts his birthday hijinks including battling a winter squall to get some bbq ribs. Then, Sean tries to figure out what he has been hearing in pre-school and on the street in another edition of Say What. Later, it's Rodney's turn in the hot seat for Quiz Time while Sean tries to stump him with sometimes controversial (sort of) questions.


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    November 16, 2020 30 min

    Here he comes... Ambassador Rodney!! Or, at least he plays one on TV, or he stayed at a Holiday Inn last night. Rodney recounts his experience of appearing on the Swedish TV show DIPS. We also get some mustache and beard updates for Movember, and we take a listener question about a "Swine Apple." Plus, we debate the versatility of natural v.s artificial Christmas trees.


    Rodney appears at 11m55s in S2E1 of Dips on SVT. Link


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    November 9, 2020 28 min
    It's Father's Day in Sweden! The guys talk about how they spent the day, and they also introduce their Movember campaign. Rodney is growing out a mustache (and Sean is going full beard) to raise awareness and money to support men's health medical research. Plus, apparently a meteor (or meteorite?) exploded over Stockholm...

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    November 2, 2020 34 min

    The 2 guys are joined by comedian Brian Jordan this week. Originally from South Florida and Georgia, he’s been in Sweden longer than he likes to admit. He gives the guys the inside scoop on how he got into comedy (hint: he didn’t start in the U.S.), what to do while in Malmö, his go-to meal when he goes back home and even how to get into stand-up comedy. 


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    It’s Not Like You podcast - Spotify

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    October 26, 2020 32 min
    Halloween is here! All week long… whenever you least expect it. The guys review their preparations and their own Trick-or-Treat strategies. Plus, it’s pumpkin-mania in Sweden, but the guys are already preparing for the best instant sides for the holiday table. Also, Rodney is teaching his daughter how to drive in multiple languages while Patrick Risotto blows up our phones with messages from Sunny Italy. It’s a packed episode this ...
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    October 19, 2020 31 min

    It’s the last week of daylight savings time in Sweden, and Sean is freaking out about the incoming darkness and winter. He and Rodney run down their winter checklist to talk about all of the things they are avoiding. Then, it’s game time! This week’s edition features word association.

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    October 12, 2020 29 min
    Rodney treats us to some poetry to celebrate the “Swedish Mirage.” Don’t let the warm weather distract you though, the cold weather is ominously approaching. Then, Rodney recounts the adventure of buying reading glasses in Stockholm. Plus, there’s a new update on the search for the new Skoda. 

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    October 5, 2020 30 min

    It's quiz time! Rodney challenges Sean to a round of fill in the blank, which covers some of the things he misses from back home the most and things he didn't know about Sweden. Plus, Rodney makes a shoutout and gives a brief oral history on Spam. Finally, happy Cinnamon Bun Day everyone!


    For a more in depth look at Spam: https://bit.ly/3ixRncq


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    September 28, 2020 30 min
    Rodney heads up North (way North) to find a replacement for his beloved Skoda. He takes in the sights and the local fast food options. The guys discuss what it's like to buy a used car in Sweden, and Rodney recounts the tales of his old hooptie that couldn't back up.

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