– When we grew up, we had a little Saturday every day because my dad was a journalist and we traveled and moved a lot. It’s in my blood, ”explains Söderlund, who, like his friend Clemence, is a Swedish actress and author.
Six years ago, the tradition inspired the couple to start a podcast aptly named Little Saturday, which they release every Wednesday. They go back and forth on taboo issues related to relationships, motherhood and lifestyle, cut loose and live by their motto, “Nothing is sacred on Little Saturday”. Clemence and Söderlund’s program has gathered a large following of mostly female listeners, and Little Saturday is one of Sweden’s 50 top podcasts. According to Clemence, the co-hosts have been touched to hear how the podcast plays an important role in listeners’ lives during the pandemic, and provide them with a fun soundtrack for their outdoor walks and lunch breaks, which touches that little Saturday feeling.
“Little Saturdays are about staying healthy,” laughs Clemence. “We’ve always encouraged our listeners to indulge in something extra on Little Saturday just because … it helps us so much.”
These are the little things
Without a definite end in sight for the pandemic – and then our lingering working weeks – loans of the Nordic Little Saturday can help us look forward to something every week as a nice break in the monotony.
Söderlund, who herself was affected by Covid-19, says that the pandemic has helped her remember how important the simple pleasures of life can be – and how small things in difficult times can make a big difference. “Every day I display at least 21 forks, knives and plates [for dinner], we study and work from home, she says and exhales. During corona, little Saturday has become even more important to me. It’s like “Now I can just relax and have a glass of wine.”