Moomin and Tove Jansson podcasts – hours of audio adventures for Moomin fans

On this page, you can find Moomin and Tove Jansson podcasts. From a new podcast about the Moomin Phenomenon to a documentary series about the life and work of Tove Jansson, many hours of sound adventures await you!

The Moomin Phenomenon – new podcast hosted by Jennifer Saunders

“The Moomin Phenomenon” is the newest Moomin podcast. The five episodes of the podcast dive into different aspects of the Moomin world to answer the question “How did these little trolls become world celebrities?”

The narrator of the podcast is Jennifer Saunders, widely recognized for her role as Edina Monsoon in the tv-series Absolutely Fabulous. Moomin fans might recognize her voice from playing Mymble in the Moominvalley animation series which premiered in 2019. In the podcast, Saunders will take listeners on a personal and entertaining ride through all aspects of the Moomin universe.

From speaking to a paediatric doctor who led a project to decorate a children’s hospital with Moomin quotes to fans who want to remember the stories every day by taking Moomin tattoos, ‘The Moomin Phenomenon’ explores why so many people around the world connect so profoundly with the characters created by Tove Jansson.

Listen to the podcast here:

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The Didrichsen Art Museum’s podcast about Tove Jansson as an artist

The Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki Finland produced a podcast about Tove Jansson’s art. In the podcast, Tove Jansson’s niece Sophia Jansson guides the listener through the inspirations and influencers behind her art.

Listen to the podcast on any of the following platforms: Spotify, iTunes or Soundcloud.


Audio content on Tove Jansson and the Moomins from BBC

Frank Cottrell Boyce on Tove Jansson
Acclaimed author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce champions Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins. Listen to him on BBC:s web page.

BBC – The Forum: Moomin Creator Tove Jansson

Joining Rajan Datar to discuss the life and works of Tove Jansson are her niece, Sophia Jansson; Boel Westin – a professor of children’s literature from Stockholm University and the author of the authorised biography of Tove’s life called Life, Art, Words; and British children’s author Philip Ardagh, author of The World of Moominvalley.

Plus Mayumi Tomihara – an expert on Tove Jansson from Tokyo’s Sacred Heart University who has translated many of Tove’s adult novels into Japanese.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 2019. Listen to the programme on BBC:s web page.

The Island – Soundscapes and music inspired by Tove Jansson’s summer island by Erland Cooper

A unique audio piece from multi-instrumentalist and composer Erland Cooper, which includes field recordings from Klovharun and a new reading of Jansson’s essay ‘The Island’ by her niece Sophia Jansson. Listen to the audio piece on Spotify.

Tove Jansson audio documentary in Swedish

For our Swedish-speaking audience, we can recommend the audio documentary series Penseln, Pennan och hjärtat. The series dives into the life and work of Tove Jansson in eight enthralling episodes, focusing on specific themes like her family, career, art, love and heritage.

You can listen to the series on  TheThe Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, Acast or iTunes and read more about it here.