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.

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July 16, 2021 1 min

The 2 guys are OFF this week. We're enjoying a little summer break, but we'll be back next week.

In the meantime, head over to our Instagram to keep up with our summer break exploits.

See you soon! Rodney & Sean


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Rodney calls into the pod from his new beachfront abode in Åhus with the waves crashing behind him. He shares the details from his road trip, and how ICA down south seems to be arranged all backwards. Plus, Sean finally has his first dose of vaccine, and shares the process from check-in to just sort of leaving without anyone saying goodbye. Do Swedes even know how to say goodbye?

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July 4, 2021 24 min
Today, we celebrate our Independence Day! The guys celebrate the 4th of July in style. The guys share updates on their summer plans including some much needed getaways. Rodney is set to leave 12 hours after we recorded this episode, but still hasn't packed. So, you know, everything's normal. Also, Sean tries his hand a bird deterrents only to place an order like he's buying bananas from ICA. Happy 4th of July, everyone!

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June 29, 2021 35 min

Happy Midsommar, everyone! It's finally here (again?). The guys talk about how they celebrated the holiday weekend including pony rides, boyfriends and alpacas. Plus, Sean has to make a McGuyver rig for his studio on the fly, and wait some more for his first vaccine.

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June 22, 2021 27 min
Is it Midsommar yet? Our calendars say it is the summer solstice, but the maypole isn't coming out until next weekend. What is the world coming to? Also, the guys take in the summer sun... Sean's on the beach while Rodney watches his kids jump off10-meter diving platforms. Also, Sean can't order pillow cases, Rodney throws down with some major Hawaiian BBQ and a panic about charcoal briquettes.

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June 15, 2021 32 min
Sean has a newly half-vaccinated person in the house! It's not him though. However, he does reflect on the sweet, nostalgic smell of boat fumes. Plus, the guys break down the start of Euro 2020, which is happening in 2021, so its a year old....? Anyway, be sure to stick around until the end to hear about our mad technology skills.

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June 9, 2021 29 min

It's Swedish National Day! The 2 Guys still don't know what that means, exactly, but they've brought the party horns (bahm, bahm, baaaaaahm). It's also graduation season here in Stockholm, which means party boats, party busses and parties. Also, Sean heads to his rant corner to discuss the merits of PostNord "deliveries" and the perfectly timed ice cream truck siren outside his window.

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May 31, 2021 31 min
The cold rain clouds have parted just in time for a beautiful Swedish Mother's Day (and American Memorial Day) weekend! Rodney shares updates on the latest vaccination news in Nynäshamn. Plus, the guys compare notes on their UFO encounter! Then, Rodney is vintage and in vogue at the same time, and the guys talk about old school video games.

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May 24, 2021 37 min
The guys are back in studio by themselves this week. They talk about the Eurovision final. Rodney has been watching the earlier rounds, so he's heard the same songs over, and over, and over and over already. Plus, Rodney gets vaccinated, Sean shares another ICA story, Rodney gets pestered by nosey neighborhood kids and Globen is now called Avicii Arena. FULL EPISODE VIDEO now available on our YouTube channel. Subscribe!

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May 17, 2021 35 min

The two guys are joined this week by Gregg, the British expat behind the Just A Brit Abroad YouTube series. He talks with the guys about how he ended up in Linköping, what there is to do in his neck of the woods and what it's like to start a YouTube channel in a pandemic. He also shares some insights into the key cultural differences between the UK and Sweden. Plus, he gets Rodney to admit his favorite Swedish candy.


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May 11, 2021 34 min

The 2 guys are joined this week by returning guest Danielle - who worked with marketing Swedish language courses and is now a pie baking extraordinaire. Her new business, Pie to the People, creates all sorts of delicious pies and sweet treats. She talks about her journey to start a business in the middle of a pandemic, growing the business and her tips for the perfect pie crust. Check her out on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure ...

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May 3, 2021 30 min
The guys are off to a hot (and a cold) start to the next 100 episodes. We're past the Valborg holiday, which in Sweden, is the unofficial end to Winter. But does that mean Spring is actually here? We have doubts. Also, Sean battles the monthly cold brought home from his son's pre-school. Plus, Rodney cuts the cord and almost gets pushed off the hiking trail, Sean wonders how cranes grow, and what dip do you use for a guacam...
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April 26, 2021 31 min
It's our 100th episode celebration!! Taken from our YouTube livestream, the guys reflect on the path to the big One-Double-O. After our "Swedish Word of the Day", Rodney gets closer to accepting the Surstr?mming Challenge, and Sean has to rant about PostNord's inability to read "Fragile." Check out the video on our YouTube channel here!

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April 19, 2021 35 min

The 2 guys are joined this week by Daniella and Leonel, a couple of entrepreneurs who started Enjoy Learning And Never Stop (ELANS for short). They talk to the guys about how they help their students learn a new language in a fun and interactive way, how they came up with the idea, and more. You can check out their courses for individual and companies who want to learn Swedish and/or Spanish here:


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April 12, 2021 31 min
This week, Rodney retails Sean with all sorts of fantastical tales. First, he tries tracking down the company who sold him an iPhone gadget (they seem to have simply vanished). Then, he talks about his recent trek through the Swedish wilderness where he got stuck between a swamp and a lake. The guys also have a totally uninformed debated about the dynamics of foreign currency exchanges at the ATM, and the discuss their latest strea...
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April 6, 2021 32 min
The guys hunker down in the digital studio to escape a freak Easter snowstorm. It's snowing sideways!! They talk about their Easter activities, including Sean's getaway to "Westeros," Bolibompa run-ins, deviled eggs and more. Plus, Rodney has more updates on the joys of teaching a new driver to navigate the highway. Follow us on: Instagram / Facebook / YouTube / Website

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March 29, 2021 30 min

What was going on with the weather in Stockholm on Saturday? The guys try to get to the bottom of the smokey air that didn't smell smokey. Plus, Sean's toddler is hiding valuable items all over the house (remote controls, wallets, light switches, etc.), Rodney gets spammed, packaging stores that don't package anything and more!

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The guys are back to talk about Lenny Kravitz's 56-year-old abs of steel, a new Easter contest and a whole bunch of Swedish sayings that Sean is trying to understand. For instance, the mysterious "tack-eh", crap boots, sliding shrimp sandwiches and more!


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March 15, 2021 31 min

The guys are back in studio this week having made it through the flash blizzard. Sean almost blew away making the preschool pickup and Rodney is dreaming of BBQ weather. Plus Sean wonders why the online grocery ordering is holding out on him and why Telia is limiting his internet speed (thanks, Zoom). He saves some time to give a shoutout to a new favorite spot: The Bagel. Plus, Rodney wonders why a whole bunch of updates to the Co...

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March 8, 2021 34 min

The 2 guys are joined this week by Åsa and Chris, the duo behind the podcast A Flatpack History of Sweden - the quintessential guide to Swedish history. They share the story of how they came up with the idea for their podcast, their story of moving during a pandemic and some of their favorite Swedish historical figures. They also discuss some of the historical places around Stockholm that they're dying to visit post-COVID.

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