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Sauna Timo Has Come Back To Life More Passionate About Sauna Than Before The Fatal Accident At The 2010 Sauna World Championships
Nov 17 • 36 min
The story is known by just about everyone in Finland, and for that matter, also well known in Russia and all other countries where sauna is more popular than here in USA. It was the 2010 Sauna World Championships. The two finalists had worked their…
Founder Of Kaurilan Sauna In Helsinki Creates A Safe, Calm Space Of Deep Resonating Spirit For Guests Six Days A Week
Nov 12 • 61 min
Today on Sauna Talk, we are warmed to welcome Saara Lehtonen, founder and lead proprietor of Kaurilan Sauna in Helsinki, Finland. In Finland, those well familiar to sauna, which includes just about everyone, will tell you that “every sauna has its…
Sauna Talk With Tea Lindberg And Annie, Who Apply Their Tireless Energy Running A Catering Company, Sauna Retreat Center, Oh, And 12 Different Sauna Properties
Oct 3 • 35 min
Have you ever met somebody and wonder how they can accomplish so many ambitious projects? Well this is Tea Lindberg, founder and owner of Time for Tea Catering, as well as Saunat, a sauna rental and hosting business, where she manages 12…
Export Manager Of Narvi Sauna Stoves Takes Us Through A Heat Storing Sauna Stove Experience
Sep 17 • 93 min
The Factory tour Lets talk a little bit about Narvi. Of the bigger sauna heater manufacturers, we are the only one designing and manufacturing all our products in Finland. With about 70 employees, Narvi grows by sticking to their plan. Narvi is…
Sauna Talk from Harvia World Headquarters, Central Finland
Sep 10 • 18 min
We didn’t Sauna Talk together while taking a sauna, but we did Sauna Talk on the sauna bench with Kimmo Riuttanen Product Manager & Sami Linna, Marketing Director from Harvia. Wood species for saunas Red Cedar is something that can be…
Sauna Talk: Sauna from Finland
Jul 26 • 38 min
It is day 4 into Glenn’s 50 saunas in 12 days in Finland journey. This evening we are visiting with Satu Freyberg, Head of International Marking and Carita Harju, Founder and Executive Director, of Sauna from Finland. We have gathered for Sauna…
Varjola: Let’s experience this multi recreational resort in Central Finland
Jul 4 • 66 min
When traveling around North America, have you ever stayed at a place and thought: “wow, this would be a great place for a sauna.” Well, how about visiting a place with 7 saunas? Welcome to Varjola Resort! Day 4 of Finland trip. After a busy travel…
Dr Jari Laukkanen, Cardiologist and leader in sauna research, uncovers new collaborative opportunities
Jun 17 • 48 min
What a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Jari Laukkanen on this early June 2019 afternoon in Jyväskylä , a city and municipality in Finland in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland, some 130 km north-east from Tampere. You may not know his…
Risto Elomaa discusses sauna culture around the World, as we get ready for a session at the Finnish Sauna Society, Helsinki, Finland.
Jun 8 • 111 min
Today we learn about the International Sauna Association. Risto has been taking sauna since one month old. He has always been interested in taking good saunas. His wife tells him that he is “married to sauna.” He built two saunas in Zambia….
Jarmo Lehtona: The Man That Can Out-Sauna Talk anyone
May 29 • 57 min
I first had the pleasure meeting Jarmo Lehtona, then President of Finnish Sauna Society, about four years ago at Mikkel Aaland’s Sweat Summit in San Francisco. Mikkel Aaland’s Sauna Talk podcast episode is here. Yet today, i’m…
Daniel interviews Glenn, just back from Finland after 50 saunas in 12 days
May 19 • 51 min
Daniel has a great media mind. He’s a great interviewer and a curious person, who helped unpack Glenn’s sauna marathon in Finland. The trip was a balance of planning and spontaneity. A lot of planning through connections made, then emails and…
“Sauna Days” contest winners, describe their sauna weekend from the Larsmont Cottage sauna bench
May 5 • 33 min
Jamie and Will were ready to put winter behind us, and head up to the shores of the World’s largest freshwater lake. In this episode of Sauna Talk, we hear from the winners of the free weekend package to Larsmont Cottage’s Sauna Days! What they won…
Ben Hugus, Ursula Minor Brewing
Apr 28 • 29 min
The Sauna Talk Craft Brewery Series continues. We first interviewed Omar Ansari, founder of Surly Brewing, inside his wood fired sauna, episode here. Today, we head up to Duluth, Minnesota to Sauna Talk with Ben Hugus, co founder of Ursula…
John Munger: Executive Director, the Loppet Foundation
Apr 5 • 56 min
Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting on the bench with Omar Ansari, founder of Surly Brewing. You can listen to our Sauna Talk Episode here. Today on the bench, I have the pleasure of visiting with another enterprising icon in the Twin Cities….
Steve Friedricks walks us through all it takes to build your own backyard sauna
Mar 24 • 100 min
I want to introduce you to a close friend of mine. I Got know Steve about 20 years ago. Steve has embraced the authentic sauna experience at my island cabin sauna up north through multiple “boys weekends” at least 20 of them in total. Some of…
John Breitinger shares his deep appreciation of the sauna experience and tells us about his tremendous cabin sauna build project
Mar 17 • 85 min
Today the bench we visit with John Breitinger. John is a Minneapolis resident and commercial real estate developer who has been in this field for a while. Currently, John is doing some major consulting work for a large bank. He has a cabin about two…
The founders and the builders of the living, breathing, functioning art sauna project called The Solar Egg Sauna
Mar 9 • 47 min
I am excited to share with you this interview with both the founders and the builders of the living, breathing, functioning art sauna project called The Solar Egg Sauna. There are two separate interviews within this episode. First, we hear from the…
Omar Ansari, founder, Surly Brewing Company
Feb 23 • 41 min
Welcome to this episode of Sauna Talk. Today on the bench we are joined by Omar Ansari, founder and owner of Surly Brewing Company. For those not in Minnesota, Surly Brewing, as of 2018, is reported to be the third largest brewery in Minnesota….
Daniel Wilson, recent builder of his own backyard sauna in 20 degrees below zero sauna session
Feb 3 • 53 min
Today on the bench we have Daniel Wilson. We met in Minneapolis Minnesota in a very cool kind of way. My wife and I were at a coffee shop and Dan popped up and said: “are you Glenn from Sauna Times?” I felt a bit humbled in a movie star kind of…
John Pederson, Founder, 612 Sauna Society and other societal ventures
Jan 6 • 48 min
We first heard John on Sauna Talk from the bench at my cabin sauna, as we were in Northern Minnesota to celebrate Sauna Day 2016. Then, we heard from John along with fellow 612 Sauna Society Steering Committee members through a…
Vladimir von Tsurikov. Director of The Museum of Russian Art
Jan 15, 2018 • 62 min
“When you go out of the heat an into the extreme cool, and back from the extreme cool and into the hot, there is something that happens inside your body that is just so satisfying” – Vladimir von Tsurikov. Sauna Talk is pleased to…
Wim Hof, the Iceman
Dec 5, 2017 • 51 min
Wim Hof talks about enjoying sauna as part of his cold plunge therapy
Nate Focht
Nov 16, 2017 • 33 min
Managing Partner of Wisdom Woods tells us what it’s like to run a first class private resort
Dave & Judy Pearson
Jul 30, 2017 • 47 min
Married 54 years, and a Lutheran paster for 40 years, Paster Dave Peterson shares with us his spiritual connectivity to sauna
Traveling sauna tours the United States to help celebrate the centennial year of Finland’s independence
Dec 4, 2016 • 71 min
This is the journey native Finn’s Risto Sivula and Jouko Sipala will be undertaking soon
Scott Olson: inventor, visionary, entrepreneur: the man behind Rollerblade sits with us on the sauna bench
Nov 25, 2016 • 124 min
A legend in the fitness industry, Scott Olson talks skiing, skating, sarongs, and how we are going to get a floating sauna on a Minneapolis lake
Dan Baruch is a holistic health professional who shares how how sauna is a key wellness priority
Nov 12, 2016 • 111 min
Dan Baruch has spent most his life researching and developing methods for health, vitality and performance. After working with people in-person for over 10 years in nutrition, training, bodywork and other disciplines, he began work on a holistic…
Bill Trotter, Chicago Sweatlodge
Oct 25, 2016 • 60 min
Experience the story behind the scenes at Chicago Sweatlodge
612 Sauna Society: Six Steering Committee members
Sep 22, 2016 • 57 min
Hear more about the budding sauna culture in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Terry DeGroote
Sep 3, 2016 • 30 min
Terry is one of those rare breeds who can build or fix anything
Jeff Hill
Aug 29, 2016 • 60 min
Lifelong Northern Minnesota resident, Jeff Hill joins the 218 Sauna Talk sessions.
Daryl Lamppa
Aug 19, 2016 • 83 min
3rd generation Finnish sauna stove maker
Justin Evidon.
Aug 14, 2016 • 47 min
A millennial photographer who sees beauty in bringing a mobile sauna to a special place
Mikkel Aaland
Jul 16, 2016 • 60 min
author of the iconic book “Sweat” and mascot for sauna enthusiasts everywhere
Sauna Talk: National Sauna Day
Jun 13, 2016 • 97 min
Four of us spent a rainy early June afternoon enjoying a sauna session at my cabin. We road tripped together to experience National Sauna Day in Embarrass, MN. What better way to get right into nature, and all get on the same page than a…
Sauna Talk: Scott Raisanen Tylo/Helo
Jun 6, 2016 • 96 min
It was a cold Minnesota winter’s evening when we gathered in my backyard sauna. We get started talking about the cold, sort out our beers for the night, talk about making nICE mugs, and Minnesota Wild apparel. Please stay with us as we settle…
Sauna Talk - Danny Sigelman
Apr 20, 2016 • 64 min
Danny is well known around the Twin Cities, Minneapolis & St. Paul. DJ, journalist, producer, Danny brings a sonic sense to the sauna bench
Sauna Talk with Brian Peterson
Apr 20, 2016 • 82 min
Acclaimed photographer and author and sauna enthusiast
Tom Rolando Sauna Talk
Apr 20, 2016 • 65 min
As Chief Operating Officer for the largest independently held adhesives company in the world, Tom knows how to become unglued from life’s busy demands while on the sauna bench.