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 3

  • S03 E14 - 3.14 A Discussion with Pierre Estève — Part 2

    S03 E14 - 3.14 A Discussion with Pierre Estève — Part 2

    Atlantis II: "Rainbow Bridge" (@ 0:00) — Cahors — Avignon — Nature and wild places — Dragon Lore II: "Sanctuary" (@ 2:02) — Listening — Sound is a miracle — Field recordings — Studies — Learning — Your own voice — Confidence — The...

    01:31:15
  • S03 E13 - 3.13 A Discussion with Pierre Estève — Part 1

    S03 E13 - 3.13 A Discussion with Pierre Estève — Part 1

    Atlantis: The Lost Tales: "Sunriders" special remix (@ 0:00) — Introduction — Welcome — Composer and artist — Sound experimentation — Recording company Shooting Star — Non-profit organisation Art Science 21 — Crossroads of art, sc...

    31:05
  • 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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    13:01