Sveriges Radio’s new podcast ventures
During the spring, Sveriges Radio releases six new podcasts and four series (in addition to audio drama, also a P3 Documentary Series).
March 20: “Economic emergency” with journalist Maja Åström, who lets experts in personal finance, debt advice, law and pensions answer listeners’ questions and give advice.
March 28: “Nya Karolinska 2017”, an audio drama series inspired by the real events surrounding the construction and reorganization of the Nya Karolinska hospital, with, among others, Marika Lagercrantz, Per Lasson and Siham Shurafa.
March 30: P3 Documentary series about the Holocaust in five episodes.
April 9: “In the brain of Louise Epstein”, about the mental state, the function of the brain and what it means to be human today.
A podcast about Sweden’s and Europe’s royal houses.
“P2 Music History”, a podcast for those who want to be introduced to classical music, led by composer Andrea Tarrodi.
“Ridpodden” of the radio sport, led by Christian Olsson.
April 18: “The Disappearance of Sebastian Herlow – a psychological thriller in a nightclub setting about love and the price of success”. Several famous actors in the roles.
May 9: “Pension Fraud 2020”, an audio drama series inspired by the real events surrounding the Allra scandal and the Falcon Funds mess in the late 2010s.
Source: Swedish Radio
Six new podcasts and four series make up Sveriges Radio’s new podcast ventures for the spring.
“The common thread is history, public education, journalism and topicality,” says Caroline Pouron, who is responsible for digital supply to TT.
The selection is based on the public’s desire to develop and learn something. A trend that, according to Pouron, began in 2021, and which looks set to continue.
— There is enormous interest and desire for podcasts with journalistic content, podcasts from which you can learn something. People want to develop, they want to learn things and that is the core of what we do. That is our expertise.
One of the new podcasts, which Pouron believes will reach many people, is “In the mind of Louise Epstein”. It explores the psychological well-being, the function of the brain and what it means to be human today.
By “today”, radio profiler Louise Epstein means all the choices that arise as technology becomes more developed.
— How much should you test yourself to find out if you are at risk of getting Alzheimer’s? she says to TT.
The podcast’s exploration of the brain and new technology inevitably leads into existential questions, which Epstein embraces and thinks is the point of the podcast.
— One episode is about Elon Musk’s dream of connecting microcomputers to the brain. We find out how far the research has come? Can this technique be used as some kind of plastic surgery, but for the brain. Is this morally justifiable?
New Karolinska is dramatized
The building of the New Karolinska hospital may be what some of those in the know want to forget. Now, instead, there will be a new audio drama series, “Nya Karolinska 2017”, inspired by the real events surrounding the construction and reorganization of the Nya Karolinska hospital.
The podcasts premiere in the spring.