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The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

Episode 1: Denmark, the Happiest Country in the World

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Michael Booth explores how the Danes are consistently rated as the happiest people on earth and yet they pay the highest taxes. Show more

Book of the Week

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

Modern-Day Icelanders and their Viking Past

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Scandinavia and its curious tribes explored, looking at Iceland’s response to the 2008 financial crash. Read by Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

Book of the Week

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

Norway and its Oil Riches

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Scandinavia and its curious tribes explored looking at the impact of the Norway’s colossal oil wealth. Read by Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

Book of the Week

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

Enigmatic Finland

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Scandinavia and its curious tribes explored, taking in Finland and its penchant for saunas. Read by Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

Book of the Week

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

Sweden, the Perfect Society

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Scandinavia and its curious tribes explored and how Sweden’s neighbours’ opinion differs from others. Read by Gunnar Cauthery. Show more