Knowledge on the Nordics

Television and Geopolitics: A Conversation on the Nordics

April 08, 2021 nordics.info Season 1 Episode 11
Knowledge on the Nordics
Television and Geopolitics: A Conversation on the Nordics
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The interplay between popular culture and the ’real’ world is an interesting one: Can cultural products really have an effect on geopolitics? And can geopolitical actors learn from them? Robert Saunders thinks so. He is Professor in the Department of History, Politics and Geography the State University of New York and is interviewed by editor of nordics.info Nicola Witcombe. Find out more about how TV can be a tool in explaining geopolitics and historical events; and, how it is experimental ground for imagining how to deal with the uncertainty of future events, including relationships between countries and regions – and pandemics!

Sound credits: freesound.org e.g. bigmanjoe (Suspenceful Creepy Music.wav).

Visit nordics.info for more information on the works mentioned in the podcast!

Popular culture reflects creators and consumers
Norwegian series 'Occupied'
Predictive quality of TV
Popular culture affecting the real world
Hasn’t Nordic noir already had its hayday?
Why is the anglophone world interested in Nordic noir & the Nordic countries?
Nordic public broadcasting vs commercial corporations
What do most Americans think of the Nordics?