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 4

  • 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...

    13:02
  • 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...

    14:09
  • S04 E13 - 4.13 Wild at Heart, Negative Space, and Petering Out

    S04 E13 - 4.13 Wild at Heart, Negative Space, and Petering Out

    Weather totally amyaazing — Midsummer — Drifting and talking — Quick course correction — Too close to a marker — A whole episode about negative space — Other thoughts — David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990) — Starring Nicolas Cage...

    08:21
  • S04 E12 - 4.12 In Which I Go Rowing Without Talking

    S04 E12 - 4.12 In Which I Go Rowing Without Talking

    A short afternoon row from beginning to end without talking, with some quieter parts when filming.

    20:15
  • S04 E11 - 4.11 Lake, Land of Youth & Beauty, and Plans

    S04 E11 - 4.11 Lake, Land of Youth & Beauty, and Plans

    Good morning from the lake — Back to rowing — Future presentations of my books — At Dawn: Early Short Stories — Land of Youth & Beauty: Early Poems — Hardcover and ebook — Low profile for the moment — The Land of Youth and Beauty ...

    26:08