Harald Meldal Eia (born 9 February 1966 in Bærum) is a Norwegian comedian and documentarian.
Bård Tufte Johansen, he has been author of, and participated in, several successful Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation comedy TV series, such as (1995), Lille Lørdag Åpen Post (1998–2002), (2003), Uti vår hage (2004), Team Antonsen (2005), Tre brødre som ikke er brødre (2008), and Uti vår hage 2 Storbynatt, as well as the radio comedy shows (1997) and Herreavdelingen (2004–2005). Popular characters include "Lena" (a parody of the character from Tazte priv ) and Døden på Oslo S Oslolosen. He has also performed stand-up comedy and theatresports and had supporting roles in Norwegian films, including (2000) and Detector (2003). United [1 ]
Eia graduated with a
Candidate's degree in sociology at the University of Oslo in 1992, with the thesis Lidende ledere og kompetente kalkulatører. Næringslivsfolks symbolske kamper.
In 2010, he introduced a television show called
("Brainwashing") which contrasted Hjernevask cultural determinist models of human behavior (also referred to as the Standard social science model) with nature-nurture interactionist perspectives. Several of those who were interviewed for the show criticized the show publicly both before and after the airing, and this ignited a wide public discussion on the subject of the nature versus nurture debate. Specially the question of gender, and what is referred to as the gender paradox (the fact that although Norwegian women have a high level of participation within the workforce, more so than most countries, the Norwegian job market remains highly segregated in terms of gender) has provoked controversy.
Hjernevask, he was awarded the Fritt Ord Honorary Award in 2010.
Harald Eia is awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute for, through the programme Brainwash, having precipitated one of the most heated debates on research in recent times.
List of appearances [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Lille lørdag with
Bård Tufte Johansen
Åpen post with Bård Tufte Johansen
Uti vår hage with Bård Tufte Johansen and
Team Antonsen with Bård Tufte Johansen, Atle Antonsen and
Tre brødre som ikke er brødre with Bård Tufte Johansen and Atle Antonsen
Uti vår hage 2 with Bård Tufte Johansen and Atle Antonsen
Hjernevask documentary series
Storbynatt with Bård Tufte Johansen
Brille with Bård Tufte Johansen
Filmography [ edit ]
( The Last Lieutenant Secondløitnanten)
Body Troopers ( Jakten på nyresteinen) Tåretankoperatøren
( Detector Detektor) Ronny
Herreavdelingen with Bård Tufte Johansen
Tazte priv with Bård Tufte Johansen
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
The Harald Eia's "
Brainwashing" television series examined the very different perceptions and theoretical orientations of cultural determinists and evolutionary adaptationists.
The Gender Equality Paradox *
The Parental Effect *
Nature or Nurture