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PODCAST: Weird Christmas traditions and learning Swedish with IKEA

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PODCAST: Weird Christmas traditions and learning Swedish with IKEA
Say after me: 'shert-boolah'. Photo: Heiko Junge/TT
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In this week's podcast Ben McPartland and James Savage unpick the names of IKEA's furniture, and Alex Macbeth looks at weird Christmas traditions.
This week on Europe Edition, James, Ben and the team look at Europe's weirdest Christmas traditions with our wandering Euro-expert Alex Macbeth.
Also, are French schools proving that strict discipline isn't the key to success? Ben McPartland gives us the lowdown.
Is the EU about to ban Germany's beloved döner kebab? Jörg Luyken gets to the truth, and explains the German love affair with this iconic fast food.
And James Savage explains why IKEA furniture is the best way to learn Swedish.
Presenters: James Savage and Ben McPartland.
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