Hi! We would love
to have you as
The Happy Finns is a project exploring happiness though
culture driven by partnerships.
We are developing our community by hosting a podcast that
explores the mystery of Finnish Happiness.
Our guests will be a diverse mix of celebrities, thought leaders
and friends of the project who we respect and admire.
And we would love to have you as a guest.
What are we cooking?
We will record the podcast in a video meeting which will take 30-60 minutes.
We will be publishing the interview as an audio only podcast on major podcast platforms.
We will also publish 3-5 short video clips from the session on our social media channels.
We are flexible and appreciate that our guests are busy and are open to other solutions!
What will we talk about?
On our podcast we focus on five questions – with some follow up discussions as the conversation flows:
Finland has been selected as the Happiest country in the world for five years running.
What do you think drives this success and do you agree?
On a scale of 1-10 how happy do you think Finland is and why?
Deep down we assume that happiness is the goal we should be pursuing.
Do you think it's the right pursuit?
How important is happiness?
Do you think happiness is something that can be taught or learned?
If you could take one value from Finland and teach it to the rest of the world what would it be?
Do you have a habit or tool that you’ve developed that you think contributes to your happiness?
What is it and do you have a story about where it comes from?
There is a Happy Finn NFT waiting for you.
We offer all the guests of the podcast a custom Happy Finn NFT!
Please fill in the below or mail the information to your Happy Finns contact.
What about the tech?
Very easy. We use a platform called Riverside to meet and record.
You will receive a link to join, just like a Zoom or Google meet.
There are a few things to consider that will help make the experience seamless, but none of the below is mandatory.
Take the call in as quiet as environment as you can to avoid background noise.
Its also great if you are in a location with sufficient light and a background you like, as we are also capturing video clips.
If you are using a computer: please use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
If you are using a mobile device please use the Riverside app and place the device on a steady surface.
Ensure a stable internet connection. You can test it here.
TIP: A wired connection using an Ethernet cable is more reliable than WiFi.
Close other browser tabs and applications, especially any that use your microphone or camera.
Prepare to Record
Temporarily turn off your computer's screensaver or a sleep mode setting that might interrupt the recording.
Temporarily turn off any VPNs, browser extensions, content blockers, or firewalls.
If you plan to share your screen, use a computer and test screen sharing from the Studio before recording.
Leave the Riverside browser window or app open after you finish recording until you see Upload Complete or 100% Uploaded.
Keep in mind that your locally recorded track will be higher quality than what you see and hear during the live call.
Rights and (non)fine print.
We want our discussion to reach as many people as possible, so we release our podcast under the Creative Commons BY-ND license, meaning anyone can share and distribute the content for any purpose, but not re-mix or change it.
Terms of the license can be found here.
In the beginning of the recording we'll briefly explain the license and ask you to agree to it.