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The Stockholmer Podcast

Meet the most innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. All episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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S3 E07 | The bestselling writer helping Swedes tackle depression

Christian Dahlström overcame a number of mental health problems in his twenties and wanted to help others do the same. His first book ‘Panic Anxiety and Depression’ is a bestseller in Sweden, offering tips to readers and providing an accessible overview of medical literature. He’s gone on to make a living as a motivational speaker, write a memoir and host Sweden’s top podcast on mental health, Sinnessjukt. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15mins

17 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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S3 E10 | The cancer survivor restitching the textile industry

Award-winning artist Malin Bobeck creates interactive smart textile installations, using optical fibres and LED lights to bring fabrics to life and make them responsive to sound and touch. She’s also a proud member of the Burning Man community and a cancer survivor. In this episode she tells The Stockholmer how surviving her illness gave her the courage to pursue her dream career. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15mins

7 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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S1 E15 I The chef who reached for Sweden's first sushi Michelin star

Carl Ishizaki is the chef behind the only Asian restaurant in Sweden with a Michelin star. His small, unpretentious sushi bar was one of the more surprising eateries to grab the attention of judges earlier this year. The Stockholmer went to get a taste of his project.Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

12 Jul 2016

Rank #3

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S1 E16 I The startup whizz shooting Sweden towards a cashless future

Jacob de Geer is one of Sweden’s most successful serial entrepreneurs, having worked on the launch of four media and tech firms. Since 2010 he’s been at the helm of iZettle, the fast-growing global payments company that’s helping small businesses to go cashless. The Stockholmer went to find out what makes him tick.Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

14 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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S2 E01 I The adventurer who sold everything to climb Everest

Adventurer and entrepreneur Robin Trygg became the youngest Swede in history to climb Mount Everest in 2011 and reached the summit again in summer 2016. He has twice sold everything he owns to fund his travels and tells The Stockholmer why he keeps taking risks to pursue his passion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

1 Nov 2016

Rank #5

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S2 E02 I The blind Paralympic sprinter turned musical legend

Wu Jing is a professional musician, a former Paralympic sprinter for China and the first blind performer in the world to play on stage as part of a Symphony orchestra. She made history thanks to groundbreaking sensory technology created in her adopted home city, Stockholm. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

8 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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S2 E03 I The high-flying CEO who still thinks he's an underdog

Daniel Daboczy is a hugely successful entrepreneur who created the global crowdfunding platform Funded by Me. But he still views himself as an underdog. In this episode he tells The Stockholmer why struggling with confidence can actually be a blessing in business. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

15 Nov 2016

Rank #7

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S3 E06 | The Angel investing in Stockholm’s future

Anette Nordvall is one of Stockholm’s most influential Angel investors, as part of the investment network Stoaf. Among The Stockholmer's most opinionated interviewees so far, she’s not impressed by the sheer volume of people in Stockholm who describe themselves as an "entrepreneur", but she’s on a mission to share her money with the innovators she truly believes could disrupt the future. Unlike many podcasts, we say no to branded content and host-read advertising and safeguard the quality of our programmes by carrying out detailed research. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15mins

10 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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S3 E08 | The influencer who transformed his life by going running

From working front-of-house at one of Stockholm's biggest clubs, Trädgarden, to reshaping the city's running community as co-captain of Ssideline City Run Club, Kristian Hell has come a long way since he moved to Europe from Australia eight years ago, on a one-way ticket with no set plans. Now a major influencer in thecapital's creative and wellness scenes, he has collaborated with big Swedish brands such as Peak Performance and holds the title of Lifestyle Concierge at one of the city's most unique hotels, Downtown Camper by Scandic. But it was a simple Facebook post that changed his fortunes forever. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16mins

24 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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S3 E09 | The shoe designer who reshaped the cosmetics industry

Victoria Senkpiel cofounded one of the world’s biggest online beauty subscription services, Glossybox, which delivers hand-picked products to hundreds of thousands of homes each month. Based in Stockholm, she now works as a haute footwear designer for her own self-named shoe brand, while remaining Managing Director for Glossybox in the Nordics. In this episode she discusses the challenges of disrupting the cosmetics industry, why she has put dating on hold in order to fulfil her dreams and her mission to use fashion and beauty products to empower women around the world. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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S3 E11 | The entrepreneur helping creatives to start coding

Sandra Hindskog is the co-founder of both Tjejer kodar, which runs coding camps for women in cities including Stockholm, Berlin and Barcelona, and Technigo - a pop up tech school for men and women based in the Swedish capital. Sandra was listed among Sweden’s most inspiring 100 female role models by Expressen, one of the nation’s biggest newspapers, and named by Elle Sweden as among the most powerful women in tech. In this episode she explains her passion for programming and why she wants more people from different industries to give it a go. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

14 Nov 2017

Rank #11

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S3 E05 | LIVE EDITION | How is this Syrian transforming integration in Stockholm?

In The Stockholmer's first edition recorded live in front of an audience, the show's host Maddy Savage catches up with Imad Elabdala, the Syrian author behind the world’s first children’s therapy book with a refugee hero. His interview for the podcast in January 2017 was the most-listened-to episode of Season 2. Now, the social entrepreneur is embracing new projects, including an innovative learning platform for teachers and children, a Ted Talk and numerous television appearances. Unlike many podcasts, we say no to branded content and host-read advertising and safeguard the quality of our programmes by carrying out detailed research. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. This episode was recorded at Sthlm Music House, Stockholm's new hub for entrepreneurs working in music, media and tech. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

3 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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S1 E13 I The graffiti artist putting his tag on the tech scene

24-year-old Artan Mansouri grew up spray painting in Stockholm's northern suburbs, but his work ended up on the walls inside one of the city's most famous museums. Now the creative is using his skills to transform Sweden's wearable technology sector. He took The Stockholmer to the spot where he first became inspired.Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

5 Jul 2016

Rank #13

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S2 E04 I The former Nomad crowdfunding goats to fight poverty

Mohamed Jimale is a former Nomad from Somalia who's developed a crowdfunding app - for goats. By getting people around the world to invest in the furry animals online, he’s been able to help Somali farmers make their lives more sustainable. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

22 Nov 2016

Rank #14

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S1 E14 I The dazzling designer lighting up Stockholm's streets

Chiara Carucci is bringing a glow to housing and business projects across Stockholm by creating both outdoor and indoor lighting designed to mitigate the effects of Sweden's long, dark, winters. She was recently voted one of the top 40 under 40 working in her field and took The Stockholmer to her workspace at Swedish engineering firm ÅF.Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

7 Jul 2016

Rank #15

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S3 E04 I The businesswoman behind Sweden’s biggest blog

Isabella Löwengrip started blogging when she was just 14 and quickly became one of the biggest influencers in the Nordics. Her blog reaches 1.3 million readers a week and she runs several successful beauty, fashion and finance companies, alongside raising two young children. But she tells The Stockholmer she’s also struggled with a very public divorce, media criticism and making close friends. Unlike many podcasts, we say no to branded content and host-read advertising and safeguard the quality of our programmes by carrying out detailed research. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13mins

26 Sep 2017

Rank #16

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S3 E03 I The extreme sports star making a living from the wilderness

Staffan Björklund has built a career out of doing extreme sports. The Swede is one of the Nordic nation's top adventure racers, navigating his way through wilderness terrain around the world. He was part of the Peak Performance team that famously adopted an injured jungle dog called Arthur in 2014, making global headlines. In this episode he shares his current challenges and future dreams. Unlike many podcasts, we say no to branded content and host-read advertising and safeguard the quality of our programmes by carrying out detailed research. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13mins

19 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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S3 E02 I The R&B star standing up for sisterhood

Sherihan Hersi -- Cherrie to her friends and fans -- is one of Sweden’s biggest emerging artists. She recently picked up a Swedish Grammy award for 2017's Best Hip Hop/Soul Artist and has collaborated with stars including Stormzy, Seinabo Sey and Zara Larsson. The 27-year-old is proud to have spent her teenage years growing up in Rinkeby, one of Stockholm's most notorious suburbs, where she says she made friends for life. In this episode she discusses her concerns about crime and mental health problems in her neighbourhood and how she hopes to be a role model for future generations. Unlike many podcasts, we say no to branded content and host-read advertising and safeguard the quality of our programmes by carrying out detailed research. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

12 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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S3 E01 I The nuclear physicist transforming global birth control

Elina Berglund is the cofounder of Natural Cycles, the first app in the world to be approved as a contraceptive. She’s also a physicist who worked on the team that found the Higgs Boson particle at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), in one of the biggest science experiments of all time. But her success comes after plenty of challenges. In this episode she tells The Stockholmer how she tackled them. Unlike many podcasts, we say no to branded content and host-read advertising and safeguard the quality of our programmes by carrying out detailed research. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

12 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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S2 E10 I The author of the first children's therapy book with a refugee hero

Syrian-born Imad Elabdala was so worried about the impact of war on children around the world that he quit his engineering job in Stockholm to try and find a solution. The result is the first story book starring a refugee hero that's specifically designed to tackle mental health problems. It's going into production after a successful campaign on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

17 Jan 2017

Rank #20