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

Podcast episodes

  • Season 5

  • S05 E01 - 5.1 Nordic Insights, Future Plans, and Past and Present

    S05 E01 - 5.1 Nordic Insights, Future Plans, and Past and Present

    “Season 5 Opening” (@ 0:00) — Welcome to the heart of Tampere — Café — The year 2023 — Several episodes in preparation — Following season 4 — Collections of full seasons on YouTube — Season 5 will also have other audio elements in...

    30:41
  • Season 4

  • S04 E17 - Pierre Estève 2022–2023 Special — Part 1

    S04 E17 - Pierre Estève 2022–2023 Special — Part 1

    Atlantis II: “Astralia 1” (@ 0:00) — Welcome — Sky Flowers — Installation and album — Part of the main exhibition Flowers of Change — Roppenheim The Style Outlets — Village of brands — Consumerism and art — Sky Flowers: “Clouds Ab...

    01:24:17
  • S04 E16 - 4.16 Creative Basics, Visions, and Fog

    S04 E16 - 4.16 Creative Basics, Visions, and Fog

    “In the Fog, Deep” (@ 0:00) — Season 4 finale — Grief — Doors closed — An Iceland Symphony — Progress in life — Age and new directions — Making music — People driven to art and people doing art as a hobby — Creating something new ...

    47:35
  • S04 E15 - 4.15 Northern Dream, Morricone and Tiomkin, and Tremendous Freedom

    S04 E15 - 4.15 Northern Dream, Morricone and Tiomkin, and Tremendous Freedom

    Northern Exposure dream — Rich and long — Many scenarios and segments — Dreams are a gift — Places familiar from earlier dreams — Another puzzle piece — Stan Jones song “Riders in the Sky” (1948) — A seed for Ennio Morricone — Gre...

    13:01
  • S04 E14 - 4.14 Sky Flowers, Just One More Thing, and Three Ravens or Crows

    S04 E14 - 4.14 Sky Flowers, Just One More Thing, and Three Ravens or Crows

    Back at the lake — Episode of updates — Water perfect for swimming — One of my very favourite things in the world — Immersing myself in water — Lake, swimming pool, bathtub — When I start to float — Your own private world of bluen...

    14:08