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SBS launches Nordic Noir podcast

The Australian radio station SBS has launched a new podcast called Noir Hear This, which will explore Nordic Noir.

The series digs deep into what exactly Nordic Noir is, exploring how the genre came to be. Each episode visits a different Scandinavian location and features conversations with novelists, screen writers, critics and thinkers, who discuss the psyche and craft behind this successful crime fiction genre.

The podcast is hosted by Johan Gabrielsson. A new episode of Noir Hear This will be available every Wednesday from 28 March until 16 May across SBS Radio appAndroidiTunes and Pocketcasts.

SBS (Acting) Director of Audio and Content Language, Pip Spilsbury, said: “At SBS Radio we’re passionate about celebrating our diversity while appreciating the things that we share as Australians. 

“An enjoyment of Swedish crime thrillers is just one of those things that brings many of us together.

“By downloading the SBS Radio app, our audiences can explore the intriguing world of Nordic Noir and discover plenty more conversations that will inspire, inform and entertain in their language.” 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.