Twenty Greek-speaking and one English-speaking podcasts are included in the Nexus Section. All podcasts of the 26th TiDF, both from the Podcast Competition and the Nexus Section, will be available for the audience from March 7 to March 17, at the Festival’s website ( and in several unexpected spots of the Festival premises (Green Room, Warehouses A, C, D, among others) via QR code.

All the Things We Didn’t Get to Say

Creator: Sofia Mpletsou. Script-Production-Sound engineering: Sofia Mpletsou. Sound editing: Nikos Kotsikonas. Narration: Sofia Mpletsou, Fotini Timotheou, Maria Tzelepi, Dimitra Beroiki, Yorgos Zisis Mplionis, Katerina Tsakoumi, Lena Gantia, Xanthi Tsatsampa, Hara Voura, Lamprini Mperouki, Lola (Theodora) Melidou, Georgia Tina. Visual identity: Kalliopi Kanteraki. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 23’


In a world where the father kills the mother and the mother kills the child, there are still tender words hidden in letters, which may never be sent to the parents... People of different ages write a letter to the father or the mother with all the things they would like to have said.


Beethoven’s Genes

Creator: Glykeria Samolada. Script-Production-Sound editing-Narration: Glykeria Samolada. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 20’


At the magical premiere of his 9th Symphony in 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven had to be prompted by his partner to turn around and see the standing ovation behind him, as he could no longer hear the enthusiastic applause from the audience. What caused Beethoven's deafness? Which genes may have been connected with, influenced or perhaps even “written” his life story, and along with it the history of music?


Can Happiness Be Prescribed?

Creators: Evangelia Savvidou, Panayotis Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis Yaliotos, Emmanouil Smyrnakis. Script: Evangelia Savvidou, Panayotis Paraskevopoulos. Sound engineering-Sound editing: Ioannis Yaliotos. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 20’


What is happiness? An emotion, an abstract concept, or science? Two young doctors with a special interest in public health discuss happiness, the factors that determine it, ways it can be enhanced and collectively measured, and they attempt to answer the question Can Happiness Be Prescribed?.


Canadian Diaries

Creator: Camilla Bouchet. Script-Production-Sound engineering-Sound editing-Narration: Camilla Bouchet. Language: English. France, 2024, 20’


The podcast Canadian Diaries is inspired from my notes when I was a stay-at-home mom with two small children in a small Canadian town. It was a very eventful phase of my life, but also very contemplative. I would see and meet a lot of people across the city: mothers, children, people participating in the city's many rehab programs for drug addicts, homeless youth, newcomers, dancers... Even if these encounters were very brief they still echo in my life and had a strong impact on me. If we really try to see and listen to each other could this bring more meaning to our lives?



Creator: Konstantina Stavropoulou. Production: Sonic Orb, Konstantina Stavropoulou. Sound engineering-Sound editing-Original music: Konstantina Stavropoulou. Narration: Diamantis Adamantidis. Cover photo: Stelios Papardelas. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 20’


Two profound human emotions, fear and futility. The story of a man who let fear dictate his life's course, yet never ignored the allure of the abyss. A sea-themed tale based on the almost century-old narrative by Italian writer Dino Buzzati.


Damsel in Distress

Creator: Evdoxia Karakatsi. Script-Production-Sound engineering-Sound editing-Narration: Evdoxia Karakatsi. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 23’


Damsel in distress or femme fatale? Innocent Cinderella or sensual Salome? Let's talk about female stereotypes in fairy tales and art!


Does a Tradition Fade in Time?

Creator: Sofia Eirini Sopiadou. Script-Production-Sound engineering-Sound editing-Original Music: Sofia Eirini Sopiadou. Production assistant: Gina Georgiadou. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 23’

People that brought new customs and their unique colors of life in Greece are now lost in the passing of time. Their successors are also getting older and older. Does the tradition fade over time? Pontic Greeks from different refugee generations are expressing their opinions on whether the tradition will extinguish in the future, recalling their memories of what it is to be brought up as a Pontic Greek.


Fade Out

Creator: Prodromos Tarasis. Script-Narration: Yota Zagana. Production Coordination: Angelos Athanassopoulos. Sound engineering-Sound editing: Angelos Kontaxis. Original music: Stelios Vassiloudis. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 23’


Health care professionals are used to dealing with death. While they may never forget their first experience of a patient dying, the 'struggle' between retaining compassion and staying detached is harsh. Feelings of self doubt, helplessness, guilt, or failure is their core narrative. Is grief shameful and unprofessional though?


Growing Up Under the Axis Power

Creator: Christos Georgoudakis. Script-Narration: Christos Georgoudakis. Production: istorima. Sound editing: Spyros Lymperopoulos. Sound design-Sound mixing: Dimitris Paleoyannis. Original music: Myrto Nizami. Field reporters: Christos Georgoudakis, Evryklia Tsalouhidou. Interviewee: Fanoula Tsikerdanou Boukouvala. Cover Art/Design: HØLY. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 25’


Fanoula grows up in Veria, a city in the Greek north, when the first Italian aircrafts appear in the sky. How are children affected by a world that changes around them? The story of Fanoula is the beginning of a six-episode long audio journey, which explores childhood in an occupied land.


Invisible Women: Roxandra Stourtza

Creator: Anastasia Koumidou. Script: Anastasia Koumidou. Production: National Historical Museum / MAGMA, with the funding of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. Sound engineering: Victor Mastela. Sound editing: Theodore Lotis, Victor Mastela. Narration: Electra Gennata, Spyros Stamoulis, Thanassis Halkias, Anastasia Koumidou. Original music: Theodore Lotis. Language: Greek. Greece, 2023, 30’


The philhellene Roxandra Stourtza-Edling (1786-1844), mostly known for her unfulfilled love with Ioannis Capodistria, has been a vigorously active woman, clairvoyant, a confidant of the Tsar Alexander I and an avid benefactor of Greece. She established schools and took a vocal stance on the issues of aid, tender care, sheltering and education during the Greek War of Independence.


Journalism Without Innuendo

Creator: Gina Georgiadou. Script-Production-Sound editing-Narration: Gina Georgiadou. Sound engineering: Alexis Fourkas Georgiadis. Research: Gina Georgiadou, Chryssa Kontaraki. Original music: Yperastikoi. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 30’


Journalism without innuendo investigates the chronicle of the lawsuit brought by an executive of the company Ellinikos Xrysos against journalist Stavroula Poulimeni and the collaborative media venture Alterthess, who covered the struggle of Halkidiki residents against the mining project in Skouries, claiming that the General Data Protection Regulation was violated.


Line 57: Claiming our space inside the city bus and bus drivers' psychoanalysis

Creator: Georgia Orfanidou. Script-Sound engineering-Sound editing: Georgia Orfanidou. Original music: Eleni Mavropoulou. Interviewee: Iliana Pegiou. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 30’


In the Kiss My Oasth podcast I talk with my friends about our experiences and traumas inside the OASTH buses. In this particular episode, I talk with Iliana about how we claim our space inside the suffocatingly full buses and we psychoanalyze the drivers.


Mega Stories: Greek Citizenship Stories

Creator: Konstantinos Frangopoulos. Script: Dora Anagnostopoulou. Production: Mega TV. Sound engineering: Vassilis Gkionakis. Sound editing: Alexandros Alevras, Afroditi Tavri. Research: Iliana Danezi. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 27΄


Greece: The country with its many and varied children, some of which it embraces while others it does not recognize as its own. Many of them may differ in color, origin, habits, but they all dream under the same sky. In this podcast, a platform is given to those who claim Greek citizenship at the same time that they are faced with constraints that make it difficult to realize a dream: that of equal inclusion in society.


Modern Frankenstein

Creators: Theodora Tsakiridi, George Kamtziridis. Script: Theodora Tsakiridi. Sound engineering-Sound editing-Original music: George Kamtziridis. Narration: Theodora Tsakiridi, George Kamtziridis. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 27’


Frankenstein awoke. An idea flickered in his mind, giving birth to a new monster, crafted from the remnants of the emotional graveyard. A man takes his own life, and a woman discovers the notes found by the police. This unfolds as a confessional monologue from an ambitious scientist burdened by the impending dystopia he has set in motion.


POLISTORIES. Speaking of homelands: Vlassis Caniaris and migration

Creator: Katerina Zachu. Production-Script-Narration: Katerina Zachu. Sound Engineering-Sound Editing: Menios Exioglou. Original music: Nikos Kapantzakis. Visual identity: Maita Chatziioannidou & loopo studio. Text editing: Stavroula Tsiara. Website management: Fotini Patinari. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 27’


Vlassis Caniaris and his headless dummies with suitcases. Changing the artistic landscape during the years of emigration. A tour of the countries of central Europe and Greece in the post-war period. Starting from emigration, Kaniaris redefines the relationship between the North and the South.


Sound Haiku: Sonic Attempts in the Poetic Universe of Haiku

Creator: Chrysa Pantazi. Production: Maria Baziakou. Script-Sound engineering-Sound editing-Narration: Chrysa Pantazi. Language: Greek. Greece, 2023, 25’


Composition of original sound works based on the principles, standards and values of the Japanese haiku poetry and study of the creative process from a technical and aesthetic point of view. Haiku is characterized by the short structure of three verses and the strict thematic requirement of presenting a moment in nature. In the case of the sound poem, the naturalness and materiality of the work evolves the form without undermining conformity to the spirit and form of this unique artistic idiom.


Tech Talk: Does Technology Have Gender?

Creator: Antonis Faras. Script: Workers’ Cooperative Sociality. Production: Workers’ Cooperative Sociality (with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Greece. Sound engineering-Sound editing-Original music: Diamantis Anastasiadis. Language: Greek. Greece, 2023, 30’  


TechTalk's episode Does Technology Have Gender? delves into the intricate relationship between technology and gender. It features experts, discussing topics ranging from gender's influence on technological design to the symbolic role of technology in shaping gender norms. The podcast critically examines historical and contemporary perspectives, encouraging listeners to reflect on their own experiences with technology from a gendered viewpoint.


The Issue with Time

Creators: Maro Pantazidou, Paris Selinas. Script-Narration: Maro Pantazidou. Production: Whatever Productions. Aris Dorizas (with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Greece. Sound engineering-Sound editing: Manolis Mazokopos. Original music: Sonny Touch (Dimitris Tatsis). Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 26’


And you, what's your issue with time? This podcast presents a participatory exploration of the modern tragedy of everyday time. Confessions, testimonies and reflections set-up the landscape for us to wonder : And if time is not money, then what is it?


The Lives of Others - Underdog: The Story of a World Champion

Creator: Vassilis Zambikos. Script: Vassilis Zambikos, Eleftheria Paleologou. Production-Sound engineering-Sound editing: Vassilis Zambikos. Original music: Antonis Chatzikonstantis, Vassilis Zambikos. Narration: Eleftheria Paleologou. Language: Greek. Greece, 2023, 30’


An audio documentary about the life of Eleftheria Paleologou, Greek champion, gold medal winner at the Acropolis Cup and bronze medal winner at the Women's European Championship. A journey from the pool house to the gym and from the bars at Santorini to the European Championship.


The Tank Jenny and the Castle (Bite-sized History)

Creator: Apostolos Markos Kostoulis. Script-Narration: Apostolos Markos Kostoulis. Production: Larissa Municipal Radio, Apostolos Markos Kostoulis. Sound engineering-Sound editing: Konstantinos Tiganis. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 22’


Three days before the end of WW2, the tragicomic rescue of a bunch of French celebrities by the most unlikely group: a handful of Americans and a few former Axis troops, turned Austrian resistance. Bite-Sized History presents real, unknown historical events and biographies, through a satirical narration.


Who Needs Film Critics These Days?

Creator: Nikolaos Aletras. Script-Production-Sound engineering-Sound editing-Narration: Nikolaos Aletras. Guest star: Dimitris Koliodimos. Language: Greek. Greece, 2024, 22’


Film review that is expressed through texts written by (mainly) specialized journalists involves the crucial issue of the evaluation of a film. Which film is good, which is bad? Which are the specific criteria that will award the audiovisual work its artistic aura and which are the ones that will put it on the other side? And finally, who is the film critic, that self-appointed judge or award-giver? What is his role in contemporary audiovisual production and, above all, what will be his place in the near future? These are the questions that the podcast titled Who Needs Film Critics These Days? tries to explore.