A series of peculiar knife murders shook Stockholm in 1989—and the killer was never found. In true-crime podcast Olöst (Swedish for “Unsolved”), journalist Arvid Hallberg and researcher Evalisa Wallin dive deep into the cold case, hunting for clues that could shed new light on the crime. This past Thursday, 160 fans of the show were invited to a special live listening event at Bio Rio theater in Stockholm to hear the podcast’s shocking conclusion before it was released on Spotify.
Not only were guests the first to hear the season finale, but they were also treated to a panel discussion held by podcaster and true-crime devotee Karin Londré, along with crime expert and author Christoffer Carlsson. Audience members were intrigued by the fact that a cold case could still be solved with the help of a podcast investigation.
In each season of the podcast, which is produced by Spotify and Banda—a new production company with award-winning journalists working on high-quality documentary storytelling—investigators use long-forgotten documents and modern technology to expose the truth of a different cold case. This season, Hallberg and Wallin searched for clues through new interviewees in hopes of uncovering previously undiscovered evidence.
“It’s been 30 years without the victims’ relatives finding out why the murders happened,” says Hallberg. “We hope that our digging into these cases can provide some answers with the new pieces of information we were able to find.”
Check out moments from the event below.