Archipelago

Episode 2

 

 MARGINAL GAINS

Episode two looks at ways of helping what’s been dubbed “the unexotic underclass”.

People at the margins of society and on the fringes of the labour market.

In particular, the episode is about two Danish companies that have developed creative ways to employ people who struggle to pick up work.

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Alberte Jannicke

Alberte Jannicke

First we meet People Like Us — a brewing company run by people who have been diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, social anxiety, PTSD and ADHD. We talk to its communications lead, Alberte Jannicke, and its war-veterans project ambassador, Jon Nielsen.

We also talk to Velina Andersen, director of integration at Bike & Bloom, a Copenhagen-based florist that hires and trains people who are among the most invisible members of any society — refugee women.

Velina Andersen

Velina Andersen

Archipelago is produced by Mothertongue Media — a new home for English-language podcasts in Denmark.

The music used in Archipelago is by two local artists, Squares and Triangles and Scenery.