A Flatpack History of Sweden is a podcast about Swedish history. We are essentially A History of Sweden Podcast, just with a fun twist on the title! We go through Swedish history chronologically, starting from when the first humans arrived in this Nordic country, to the modern day. We cover a wide range of Scandinavian history; Swedish vikings exploring the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and beyond, or sibling rivalry that rips the fledgling country apart when head into the Middle Ages.

We’re over 75 episodes into our journey and are currently covering the 1400s. We even release some special episodes, covering some funny or interesting pieces of Swedish history in the 20th century.

Give us a listen wherever you get your podcasts. You can even try out one of our favourite episodes right here!

About the Podcast

What is a Flatpack History of Sweden and what do we talk about on the podcast? Read about the origins of the podcast here.

About Us

We are Åsa and Chris, hosts of the podcast. You can find out a little more about us here!

Some useful resources, pictures and reading!

List of Swedish Monarchs

“There are so many Kings and Queens!”

Here’s a handy list of them, and when they feature in the podcast.
We like maps

It can be confusing working out where everything is. If you want to see where things were happening during Swedish history, you can find them here.

Family Trees

Sometimes it is hard to figure out who is related to which family member and how. We’ve made some family trees for the various dynasties, which you can find here.


Do you want more reading or want to know what we have read for the podcast? Find our list of sources here!

Episode Pictures

We make unique episode pictures for every release. Find them all here!

Swedish Phrases

We give you a Swedish Phrase in each episode. You can find all of them and their English translations here!

Get in touch!

We would love to hear from you.
Send us an email, or contact us on social media!