What Now with Simo

by Simo Sakari Aaltonen

A freeform, wide-ranging podcast by writer and composer Simo Sakari Aaltonen on any topics foremost on his mind at the time of recording. The seasons are also collected in book form. Some favourite topics include creativity and all the arts — music, films, screenplays, fiction, poetry, comics, games, comedy, and everything in between. Messages from listeners welcomed for possible inclusion in an episode. Note that sending a rec... Read more
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  • Season 3

  • S03 E09 - 3.9 Philip Glass, Early Days, and Remaining Free

    S03 E09 - 3.9 Philip Glass, Early Days, and Remaining Free

    An audio message recorded for a friend on my phone — An interview with Philip Glass — His early years — One of the most successful composers of our time — Film music, operas, and countless other types of pieces — His first opera —...

    May 03 2021
    May 03 2021
    07:53
  • S03 E08 - 3.8 Rod Serling, Writing, and the Clear Stage

    S03 E08 - 3.8 Rod Serling, Writing, and the Clear Stage

    Rod Serling — A gift to all writers — Worked hard all last year — Gift to myself — The 60th anniversary Blu-ray set of The Twilight Zone — The best presentation of this material ever made — Serling himself never got to see it in t...

    Apr 06 2021
    Apr 06 2021
    14:38
  • S03 E07 - 3.7 Straight Talk, Dreams, and Listening to That Voice

    S03 E07 - 3.7 Straight Talk, Dreams, and Listening to That Voice

    The discussion with David Lee Homb very special for me — Never had a peer group of creatives for long in life — How different life would've been — Easy connection among likeminded souls — Something to do with creativity, caring, a...

    Apr 04 2021
    Apr 04 2021
    05:55
  • S03 E06 - 3.6 1st Anniversary Special with David Lee Homb — Part 2

    S03 E06 - 3.6 1st Anniversary Special with David Lee Homb — Part 2Explicit

    Heartfelt messages — Reaching out to likeminded people — Saying what feels right — David Lynch — Therapy and creativity — Tigger — ADD / ADHD — Doctor in Beverly Hills — Bouncing rather than medication — Effects on creativity — In...

    Apr 01 2021
    Apr 01 2021
    44:25
  • S03 E05 - 3.5 1st Anniversary Special with David Lee Homb — Part 1

    S03 E05 - 3.5 1st Anniversary Special with David Lee Homb — Part 1Explicit

    First anniversary — Special guest David Lee Homb — Actor and writer — This podcast started in Iceland on 24 March 2020 — Sierra's groundbreaking adventure game Phantasmagoria — Live actors in computer-generated sets — Nothing can...

    Mar 24 2021
    Mar 24 2021
    36:45