Varvet International

Varvet International

Sweden

There is something about silence. There is a conversational reflex, to fill the gaps of silence with something. Usually, it's not me who does that – it's my guest. My name is Kristoffer Triumf and I am a Swedish podcast host, writer and sometimes also a comedian. In VARVET INTL, I'll take on one guest a week for the rest of 2014. There will be musicians! Comedians! Authors! Chefs! Actors! And other interesting people in, and around, the global entertainment industry. In 2012, I started interviewing Swedish people in my podcast VÄRVET. Two and a half years later, I've recorded som 140 conversations – with Sweden's Prime Minister, rock stars, artists of all kinds, and so forth. Any day, these interviews have been downloaded 20,000,000 times and it keeps growing with a million a month. I am humble and grateful about that fact. And although I'll keep doing VÄRVET, it's time to take on new challenges. That is: VARVET INTL. I hope you want to follow me on my new journey with VARVET INTL. I hope you'll like it. Best, Kristoffer Triumf Vällingby, Sweden

Episodes

#45 Jim O'Heir  

The 45th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American actor Jim O’Heir on Parks and Rec, Sundance Film Festival, Harris Wittels, syndication, being a character actor, theatre acting and adoption of animals. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Photo: Ignition/Cullin Tobin.

#44 David Koechner  

The 44th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American actor and stand-up comedian David Koechner on creativity, Chicago, political science, Second City, Saturday Night Live, improv comedy and growing up in Missouri. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#43 Sara Schaefer  

The 43th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American stand-up comedian and writer Sara Schaefer on self-confidence, beach tents, the South, Los Angeles, politics, socialism, Virginia, making pilots and open relationships. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Photo: Nymag.com.

#42 Heather McDonald  

The 42th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American comedian Heather McDonald on religion, abortion, comedy, Los Angeles, alcohol, rich people, the American school system, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and having mental illness in the family. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Photo: Kyle Christy/TLC.

#40 Jerry Ferrara  

The 40th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American actor Jerry Ferrara on auditions, Los Angeles, the pirate bay, watches, money, parents, Entourage, charity, sports, golf, podcasting, drugs, to be punctual, private jets, age, Starbucks strategy, and Mark Wahlberg’s pep talk. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#39 Jeff Garlin  

The 39th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: comedian Jeff Garlin on religion, guitars, children, Second City, Sweden as a non sequitur, Marc Maron, luck, Donald Trump, death, money, Tom Cruise, comedy, and class. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#38 Margaret Cho  

The 38th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American comedian/actress Margaret Cho on dog names, eating disorders, equality, comedy, lateness, drugs, Los Angeles, war, racism, positivity, Koreans, class, the gay culture and, who will win the next election. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Reserach: Malin Triumf. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#37 Andy Kindler  

The 37th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American comedian Andy Kindler on Americas top problem, music, comedy, Bill Maher, singer/songwriters, drugs, Swedish athletes, New York, religion, Todd Barry, immigration, Letterman, Obama, and ADD. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#36 Adam Carolla  

The 36th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American comedian and podcast host on money, the carpenter time, calibrating, feminism, weaknesses, how to go from poor to rich, sports, how to make good decisions, confidence, class, cars, to be a self made guy, and impulses. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson.

#35 Mark Pellegrino  

The 35th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American actor and producer Mark Pellegrino on ancestry, firearms, prostitution, acting, alcohol, murderers, therapy, war, NRA, what a Pellegrino society would look like, cancer, the importance of fatherhood, death penalty, health, and loads about the government. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson.

#34 Jerry Greenfield  

The 34th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American Ben & Jerry-Jerry (Greenfield) on Judaism, entrepreneurship, to be the middle child, Häagen-Dazs, coffeeconsumtion, Ben Cohen, skin cancer, money, sports, politics, Long Island, Ben & Jerry, class and what happens after you die. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#33 Justin Simien  

The 33th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American film director and writer Justin Simien on ALS, kickstarter, Catholicism v Buddhism, happiness, Europe, Dear White People, fatherhood, to come out in Sundance, the next project, creativity, jetlag, racism, death, Houston, and Harris Wittels. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by SquareSpace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#32 Noel Gallagher  

The 32nd episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: English rockstar Noel Gallagher on happiness, therapy, Apple Music, why Kristoffer should interview Liam, comedy, Oasis, to have interviewee-skills, music, instagram, UKIP, success, Seinfeld, and (not) using FaceTime with your kids. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by Squarespace. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Music: Noel Gallagher - Ballad of the Mighty I and Oasis - Whatever. Research & cred to: Sebastian Lindholm och Fredrik Wikingsson.

#31 Jennifer Hall  

The 31h episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American actress Jennifer Hall on Ithaca Collage, standup, being on stage, jewellery, seperation, the army, hiking, Fame, Hollywood and to play a horsebutt. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by Uniforms for the dedicated. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#30 Doug Jones  

The 30th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: actor Doug Jones on God, having a ’winners head’, agents, art, Hellboy, to be really tall and skinny, Los Angeles, running tracks, commercials, television, age, make-up, Seinfeld, and to be inspired by a goldfish. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by Uniforms for the dedicated. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#29 Lizz Winstead  

The 29th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American comedian/radio- and television personality Lizz Winstead on Minneapolis, Hilary Clinton, dealing with death, Prince, politics, religion, the banking-issue, presidents, feminism, circumcision and dead bodies on the subway in NYC. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by Uniforms for the dedicated. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#27 Joshua Radin  

The 27th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: sing/songwriter Joshua Radin on writing a journal, marijuana, travelling, God, to be a late bloomer, painting, Cleveland, health, comedy, Picasso, sports, to fall in love with Sweden, Scrubs, NYC, music, insecureness, and the first guitar. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Music: Joshua Radin - Winter and We’ll keep running forever.

#26 Illeana Douglas  

The 26th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: actress Illeana Douglas on showbiz, swedes, career, full potential, accents, fame, perfume, licorice, Welcome to Sweden and George Lopez. VARVET INTERNATIONAL is sponsored by Uber. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

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