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 E12 - 3.12 Basic Human Truths, Healing, and an Art Evening

    S03 E12 - 3.12 Basic Human Truths, Healing, and an Art Evening

    Good morning — Back at the lake — Some basic truths about healing and human life — Speaking from experience — Bad advice and good advice — Getting out of the house — Active outdoors — Nutrition — Health and happiness — Depressed, ...

    Jul 03 2021
    Jul 03 2021
    19:34
  • S03 E11 - 3.11 Bradbury Land, Kindness from a Stranger, and Happiness

    S03 E11 - 3.11 Bradbury Land, Kindness from a Stranger, and Happiness

    Welcome back to the lake — Windy but warm — Bradbury land — Many of them — Years looking for it — Lakes — Carnivals — Some good futuristic things — Summer mornings, days, evenings, and nights — Green grass — Freshly mown lawn — Le...

    Jun 17 2021
    Jun 17 2021
    09:24
  • S03 E10 - 3.10 An Iceland Symphony, on the Lake, Early in the Morning

    S03 E10 - 3.10 An Iceland Symphony, on the Lake, Early in the Morning

    Early morning on the lake — An Iceland Symphony: A Theatrical Symphony for All Ages — First large-scale composition — Book of sheet music — 21 sections — Calls for performers of all ages — Started writing in early 2019 in Iceland ...

    Jun 16 2021
    Jun 16 2021
    13:01
  • 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