Saga

Saga

Sweden

Podcast by Tom Henley

Episodes

The Plommons  

This is the Rock n Roll story I’d wager you'd never heard. This isn’t a story of death at 27, this isn’t the story of overdosing in some dive bar or throwing a TV out the window of a hotel room that has been trashed to oblivion. This is the story of The Plommons, the first female rock group in Sweden

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Bill Schiller  

Bill Schiller is a man with a story that crosses decades and continents. A man whose life changed forever when he chose to go against the grain.

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Mullvaden  

In the 1950's, 60's and 70's you could easily have mistaken Stockholm as some war-torn city. The place was pockmarked with giant holes here and there. So many buildings were being torn down day after day. 750 buildings in fact. This was to make way for the metro and to give the city a facelift. But before the 70's came to a close, a group of people brought this makeover to a stop. This is their story; the story of Mullvaden.

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6 - The Red Countess  

Todays story comes from Yvonne Hirdman; a famed Swedish historian. Her mother died when Yvonne was relatively young and so she never really knew too much about her. And then one day she was looking through her mother Charlottes old stuff and suddenly she found her diary...

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5 - Frans And Lars  

Todays episode concerns Frans Albert Pettersson and Lars Konrad Johansson, two poor working class Swedes who just so happened to be in love with each other.

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4 - Cuba/Sweden  

In today's episode we look at the relationship between Cuba and Sweden; from when men dug for gold all the way up to today.

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3 - Grupp 8  

Today’s story is a success story that has not yet ended. It’s a story about asking why and why not? Today’s story starts at the end of the 60’s. It was a time in Sweden when things were changing. Fast.

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2 - Stupni Do  

Todays episode is about a massacre that happened in October 1993, in a village north of Sarajevo called Stupni Do and it comes from three Swedish UN soldiers who discovered the horrors that lay hidden in that small, snowy mountain top village...

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1 - Stockholm Syndrome  

Saga is a podcast about the unknown or underrated stories to come out of Sweden. Even if you know next to nothing about Sweden, you probably know a hand full things at least. Like Abba or Ikea, or maybe even Björn Borg. Another phrase you have probably heard of is “Stockholm Syndrome”. Here is the fascinating story behind that phrase.

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