Episode 1: It's all about the fans

The first episode is about the fans – why do they love or identify with the Moomins? Unbeknownst to many, there is an entire subculture built around the unique and curious creatures and characters from Moominvalley. In this episode, we travel to the North of Sweden to a tattoo studio to meet a fan ready to eternalise Moominmamma right onto human flesh. We also travel to Japan to visit a Moominpark where we meet Moomin-crazed fans. We search for the very first Moomin troll on an island in Finland, and find it on the wall of an outside loo. In London, we find well-known actor Samuel West who like many others was instantly hooked when he bought his first Moomin books as a child. We also hear from a hard-core Moomin fan whose childhood was made a lot brighter thanks to the Moomin stories, as well as from others engaged in the world-wide Moomin fan community.

Om Podcasten

In this podcast series hosted by comedian and actor Jennifer Saunders we will be unearthing and exploring the Moomin world and it's curious characters - and hopefully understanding how it has become such a vast, world-wide phenomenon. We will be traveling to many Moomin locations around the globe, from a unique treasure trove in the heart of Helsinki, to Tove Jansson's mythical studio, to a celebrated outhouse in the Finnish archipelago, to the homes and workplaces of Moomin-lovers in London. We'll even pop off to Tokyo, Japan!The podcast series is produced by Soundtelling on behalf of Moomin Characters.