Made in Sweden: the podcast of The Father

Anton Svensson

Podcast Overview

The Made in Sweden podcast is the true story behind the novel The Father by Anton Svensson. This is an unforgettable, thrilling real-life story of how three brothers grew up to become Sweden’s most wanted criminals, as told by fourth brother Stefan Thunberg and crime journalist-turned-author Anders Roslund. There are 6 episodes released every Friday for 6 weeks.
The Father is available to buy from iTunes as an ebook and digital audiobook. The hardback is available from all good bookstores. For details, go to
The music for this podcast was written and performed by George Hyde.

Podcast Episodes

Episode 6: The Black Bag

The gang – with the father and Leo united again – are caught. This family tragedy obsesses a nation, but devastates the brothers. But today, after all this time, can Leo and Stefan ever make their peace?

Episode 5: Decline and Fall

The gang’s original theft of 221 military weapons is discovered, and they are dubbed ‘The Military League’. Loyalties between the robbers are fraying, and Leo’s latest daring move puts everything on the line. 

Episode 4: Explosive

Leo and his brothers set a bomb in Stockholm Central Station, the point when Stefan recognised the madness for what it was. But, shockingly, bombs had been a part of Leo and Stefan’s life since childhood.

Episode 3: Dancing with the Bear

The gang’s methods are revealed, hitting targets with speed – exactly as the father taught Leo to fight a childhood bully. The police speculate on who the robbers are, just as their crimes escalate in daring and violence.

Episode 2: Joining a Gang

Leo has formed his gang, and they commit their first armed robbery. The media become enthralled with the dramatic heist, while somewhere on the outskirts of Stockholm, Stefan watches his brothers celebrate.

Episode 1: Never Be a Rat

Sweden in the early 1990s was innocent … vulnerable. Into this world steps Stefan’s father, for whom loyalty was everything. Through love and terror, he would turn three boys into major criminals, led by the eldest brother Leo.

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