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A freeform, wide-ranging podcast on any topics foremost on the host's mind at the time of recording. Particular 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 recording for inclusion in an episode of this podcast does indeed implicitly give me permission to do so.

What Now with Simo Simo Sakari Aaltonen

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A freeform, wide-ranging podcast on any topics foremost on the host's mind at the time of recording. Particular 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 recording for inclusion in an episode of this podcast does indeed implicitly give me permission to do so.

    1. 1 Corona, Krónur, and Creativity

    1. 1 Corona, Krónur, and Creativity

    A podcast more like a relaxed late-night radio programme — The title — Experimentation — My situation with regard to the epidemic — Trip to Iceland — Leaving a more lasting and meaningful legacy — Hearing a person's voice — Ray Bradbury — Target audience and not — The only thing we can offer — What makes a person beautiful — Being yourself — My way of expressing myself — We can never know — What will remain — We are all part of this — Becoming more myself — Opening up and speaking from the heart — Getting good practice — The logo — Clefs — Keys — These symbols — From the highest to the lowest — Music — An Iceland Symphony — Putting the pieces together — Summing up the symbol — To future listeners — Perfection as an enemy — More on my current situation — Flight — Still a little time left — Intuitive choices — Our own things — Change of scenery — Iceland and Icelanders — Ambient sounds — Unexamined assumptions — Traffic and rain on windowpanes — The chair creaked — Overprocessing — Texture — If you eliminate the record crackle — Crackle of a fireplace — Dream home — Words of encouragement — We will have the world again one day — This is how we grow as people — Absence makes the heart grow fonder — My coming quarantine — Thinking of my friends — Good wishes — A Shakespeare sonnet

    • 34分
    1.2 Last Flight for Now, Comedy, and All Summer in a Day

    1.2 Last Flight for Now, Comedy, and All Summer in a Day

    Krónur — My time in Iceland growing short — Weather report — Stronger measures — Brief episode — Travel preparations — Criminals asked to kindly cancel their plans — Iceland Monitor — Dame Vera Lynn at 103 — "We'll Meet Again" — Some perspective on our situation — Value of awareness of history — Gratitude for our devices now — The freedom I've given myself — Recommendations — Comedy is important — Norm Macdonald — Interviews, appearances on talk shows, YouTube — Making me laugh and also making me smile — A really good heart — Jokes about painful subjects — Relieving a painful tension — Stand-up about the coronavirus — Natural comedian — Many comedians exhausting after even a few minutes — Ray Bradbury: "All Summer in a Day" — Beautiful TV adaptation (1982) — If it doesn't make you feel something — No hard sell — The ending even more beautiful — A story told from the perspective of a young girl — An isolated experience — Perspective — Remembering the important things in life

    • 14分
    1.3 Back Here, David Lynch, and the Dalai Lama

    1.3 Back Here, David Lynch, and the Dalai Lama

    Pronouncing my name — No call for dinner — Pass the salt — Finnish consonants — Day 1 of quarantine — Journey back to Finland — Keflavík — Heathrow — Finnair — Helsinki — Tampere — Exposure to others — Hand sanitiser — People creating ways to cope — No choice about returning — Thanks for caring — Pulling back on corona news — It won't be like this forever — Some positive things — We are now missing one basic human thing — When this is over — Agoraphobic alcoholics — Alcohol lowers immunological capacity — Effect of stress and fear on the immune system — Study about watching the opening of Saving Private Ryan — Professor Michael Coleman, University of Jyväskylä — Bodies in Question — Effects of art and entertainment on the human body — Did later events mitigate? — People have strange objections — Nothing can be experienced without effects — The turn a lot of entertainment has taken — Hammering harder — Violence — David Lynch's works — Knows how to do both dark and light — Sense of humour — Biography Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna — Also as audiobook — MAD magazine — Lack of a sense of humour a warning sign — The Dalai Lama's sense of humour — Seeing him in person in Helsinki — His way of expressing himself — The expressive, lyrical English of many non-native speakers — The Dalai Lama breaks the rule — A healthy sign — People who shouldn't be trusted — Johnny Depp quote from Death Ray magazine — Everybody's crazy — As people we are weird — Better not hide it — One way psychological problems develop — Carl Jung said suppressing an emotion doesn't work — Tired after yesterday — Original plan for a travel episode — Specifically the 1982 version of All Summer in a Day — Encouraging comments

    • 18分
    1.4 Day 2, Gratitude, and a Dream

    1.4 Day 2, Gratitude, and a Dream

    A change of pace — More personal — Previous episode — Day 2 of 14 — 2nd food delivery — Thanks for comments — No pushing — First set of names — Super thanks to Norm Macdonald for his kind tweet — Ideal epitaph — Finding my way in the dark — A regular outlet — Norm's comedy has helped many people — A form of healing — Importance of it coming naturally — Comedy an art or craft — Conscious evolving of it — Carl Reiner's comment on Norm Macdonald Live — Norm's smile and joy in what he's doing — Ray Bradbury's advice on enjoying what you do — Hard work needed too — A way to live a life — I may have been too logical — Also a type of journal — Experimenting more — Vivid dreams recently — Dreams are also experiences — Nightmares and happy dreams — Dream from last night — The setting of the dream — Ring entrusted to my safekeeping — Whenever you may be listening

    • 15分
    1.5 Day 4, Childhood, and the Future

    1.5 Day 4, Childhood, and the Future

    Day 4 of 14 — Low spirits — Slept — Flock of birds — Or bats? — Norm Macdonald's bat song written and performed by Josh Gardner — Heart of Tampere — Courtyard — One single star between the Venetian blinds — "Star light, star bright" — Introversion and extroversion — Extrovert forced into an introverted lifestyle — Happy childhood — Years alone — Everything builds on what went before — The years we learn to socialise — Nerd background — Knight Rider featuring David Hasselhoff — Drawing comic book adaptations — A talking car with many safety features and that could drive itself — Disney comics popular in Finland — KITT features already a reality — All kinds of comics — Marvel, DC, Asterix, Peanuts, etc. — Computer games — Game magazines — Newsfield magazine Zzap! 64 — Original Star Trek on a portable black-and-white TV set — Firing the imagination — New Star Treks not for me — The more you fill in detail in a story — Daydreaming — No room to imagine anything — More like a theatre play — Just enough detail and nuance — Sets like theatre sets — Love of theatre — Prefer stories where there is stuff left to imagine — Endless roleplaying sourcebook — Working to escape the introverted lifestyle — London last year — Living alone not by choice — Ideal life — Activities when younger — Outdoors adventures and exploring — Rollerskating at 4am in the Finnish summer — Fresh morning air — Sweden, Iceland, Paris, London, Sidcup — Most friends far away — Watching TV and films with others — A social experience — Missing that — YouTube, Norm Macdonald, Curb Your Enthusiasm — Larry David — The relationship of Curb Your Enthusiasm to Seinfeld comparable to that of season 3 of Twin Peaks to the first two seasons — Heightened and extreme — Many other directors than David Lynch involved in the first two seasons of Twin Peaks — A healthy form of anxiety — Also the light and the humour — Scenes between Larry David and Richard Lewis — No laugh track — Mostly improvised — Earning the privilege to do certain things — Happiest moments of my life — The road to my dream future — Taking the steps in blind faith — Getting my driver's licence — The freedoms it opens up — Bicycling — Reading the road — Driving in Finland and other Nordic countries — Driving my kids to school, going on outings, etc. — Strange lives right now — Life continues and will continue — Reaching out — Thanks to listeners — Second set of names — The nature of this podcast — Editing these — Natural pacing — No machine-gun delivery — Audio messages from listeners welcome — Future idea — Thinking of my friends — Take care

    • 27分
    1.6 Change, Tweets, and Brevity

    1.6 Change, Tweets, and Brevity

    Like talking about another person — Changed so much — Some of the changes — Music — Listening to it — Odyssey through the history of recorded music — Writing my own — Discovery of Norm Macdonald — New discoveries in the area of comedy — Tough audience — Seinfeld — Checking out some tweets — David Lynch on the passing of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki — Stanley Kubrick's The Shining — The Exorcist — INLAND EMPIRE, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks season 3 — "Major haircut at Philadelphia Orchestra" — Video message from Edward James Olmos — The people we actually depend on to stay alive — A brilliant aspect of Norm's coronavirus stand-up and the bat song — Comedy that helps — 9/11 — Morbid seriousness — Wrong steps — Sense of perspective — Funny but also informative — Purell hand sanitiser — Perfect last couple of lines — "Bless your heart" — Mr. Olmos on Miami Vice and Battlestar Galactica — Creative control

    • 10分

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