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Get Your Film Fix
‘Lamb‘

Get Your Film Fix

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 47:13


It's just Lee and Chapin this week, devouring Lamb, A24's strange Icelandic masterpiece (?) staring Pod favorite Noomi Rapace. But what did the lads think?  Find out!    

The Allusionist
146. Survival: Today, Tomorrow part 1

The Allusionist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 33:11


The Icelandic language has remained so stable over the centuries, speakers can read manuscripts from 900 years ago without too much trouble. And when they need a new word for more recent concepts, there are committees to coin one, so that the modern Icelandic lexicon includes such things as the internet, helicopters and mansplaining. Defending the language from the encroachment of English, however, is rather more challenging. Find out more about the topics covered in this episode, and a transcript, at theallusionist.org/todaytomorrow1. Sign up to be a patron at patreon.com/allusionist and as well as supporting the show, you get behind the scenes glimpses, bonus etymologies, a trip around Iceland's museums via me, AND a delightful community of Teamlusionists! The music is by Martin Austwick. Hear Martin's own songs at palebirdmusic.com or search for Pale Bird on Bandcamp and Spotify, and he's @martinaustwick on Twitter and Instagram.  The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow and instagram.com/allusionistshow. Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor an episode of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by: • Catan, the building and trading board game where no two games are the same. Allusionist listeners get 10 percent off the original base game at catanshop.com/allusionist. • BetterHelp, online therapy with licensed professional counsellors. Allusionist listeners get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/allusionist. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for building and running a sleek website. Go to squarespace.com/allusionist for a free 2-week trial, and get 10 percent off your first purchase of a website or domain with the code allusionist. Support the show: http://patreon.com/allusionist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brute Norse Podcast
38: The Saga of Thormod Torfaeus

Brute Norse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 96:55


In this episode we explore the life and times of the pioneering Icelandic saga translator, historian, womanizer, drunkard, witch-defender, and murderer Thormod Torfæus (1636-1719). Following him from the miseries and nerdery of his native Iceland, to the jingoistic opulence of the Danish court, and finally to the shores of Norway. A voyage through the utter insanity of Early Modern scholarship. A world of grand claims, lovecraftian grimoires, espionage, crimes against humanity, narwhal-ivory-snorting alchemists, and the meandering chaos of a life that eerily paralleled that of the anti-heroes of ancient Scandinavia. Support Brute Norse: https://linktr.ee/brutenorse Naaljos Ljom: https://naaljosljom.bandcamp.com/ Scattered referenced works and citations: - Bergsveinn Birgisson (2020). Mannen fra middelalderen: Historikeren og morderen Tormod Torfæus. Vigmostad og Bjørke. - King, David (2005). Finding Atlantis: A true story of genius, madness, and an extraordinary quest for a lost world. Harmony. - Torfæus, Tormod (2008-2014). Norges Historie, Vol 1-6. Torgrim Titlestad (ed.) Eide forlag. - Various (2001). Tormod Torfæus: ei innføring. Torgrim Titlestad (ed.). Erling Skjalgssonselskapet.

Plains Folk
A Song from Wayne

Plains Folk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 4:57


“The village of Mountain in Pembina County is the center of a sizable Icelandic community,” writes Father Bill Sherman in his classic study, Prairie Mosaic. The settlement in North Dakota spun off from the colony of Gimli, in Manitoba, and comprised not only Mountain but also Hallson and Gardar. Mountain, however, was a cultural center.

Classical Music Discoveries
Episode 43: 18043 The Invisible

Classical Music Discoveries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 33:29


Ólafur Arnalds is an Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. He mixes strings and piano with loops and beats, a sound ranging from ambient/electronic to atmospheric pop. He is also the former drummer for hardcore and metal bands Fighting ...., Celestine, and others.Purchase the music (without talk) at:The Invisible (classicalsavings.com)Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock#ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive#LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans#CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin#CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain#ClassicalMusicLivesOn#Uber Please consider supporting our show, thank you!http://www.classicalsavings.com/donate.html staff@classicalmusicdiscoveries.com This album is broadcasted with the permission of Katy Solomon from Morahana Arts and Media.

All Things Iceland Podcast
5 Trailblazing Women in Iceland’s History

All Things Iceland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 37:39


While there are certainly more than five trailblazing women in Iceland's history, I thought it would be helpful to start off with these women first because they have made a significant impact on Iceland and the progression of the society for everyone. You might have heard of some of the  women I'm featuring but there are others that you have probably never learned about. Before I jump into speaking about each woman, I will first give a bit of history about Iceland regarding suffrage and the significant impact that Icelandic women's organizations had in the country. These organizations were formed before women had the right to vote. After going over each of the phenomenal women's backgrounds, I share a little timeline of significant moments in Icelandic history that are related to women rights and equal rights. Next is the random fact of the episode and I will end off with the Icelandic word of the day. I found a lot of information on the Women's history Archives website. The Archives was founded in January of 1975 by Anna Sigurðardóttir, Else Mia Einarsdóttir and Svanlaug Baldursdóttir. Since 1996 it has been a special entity within the National Library of Iceland. There is so much information there and I will have links to the website in the show notes if you want to check it out. A Short History of Voting Rights in Iceland I think it is important and super fascinating to share some history about Iceland and how the country being governed by Denmark played a significant role in the rights of women in the country. At the beginning of the 19th century Iceland did not have many people residing in the country. The ones that did live here were farmers, their wives and kids, people who worked as laborers and maids. There was not a middle class until later into the 20th century. That is significant because it is often thought that the middle class are the backbone of social movements. In fact from 1845, the right to vote for men in Iceland was limited to those of a certain age that paid taxes and had property.That changed in 1903 but still that means that more than 50 years went by where only men with certain status in society had the right to vote. What is so interesting to me is that the Icelandic parliament discussed women's suffrage more than once in the 19th century and most parliamentarians supported it. However, all bills that contained women's suffrage were vetoed by Danish authorities. Those bills also proposed changes in the relationship between countries as well. I'm sure that had a lot to do with the bills being vetoed. I was surprised at how progressive parliament was back about this topic. And for those who are not aware, Iceland didn't become a sovereign state until 1918 and declared independence in 1944. The role of Women's Organizations in Icelandic history Iceland's first women's organization was founded in the countryside in 1869. It's focus was to foster more unity and cooperation among women in the region. They also collected money to buy a knitting machine that all members could use.Most women's organizations at the time were focused on helping the sick and the poor. Iceland didn't have a national healthcare system then and municipalities were barely providing any social help. By stepping in to help, these women organizations played a significant role in shaping the welfare state of the country. These organizations provided home care for the sick and created a healthcare center in Reykjavik.Because women were only allowed to get the most elementary education from the established institutions at the time, Icelandic women decided to create their own private schools between 1874 and 1879.Icelandic women gained the parliamentary vote in 1915, but the right was, however, blemished by the fact that only women over 40 years of age got the vote. Nowhere else in the world was women's suffrage restricted in this particular way. Certain circumstances in Iceland contributed to this unique decision,

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

I've been learning so much about the world. I had no idea Satan had his fingers so curled. It isn't much like the time of my childhood, What was once sweet now reeks with wormwood. I find no rest in what I used to enjoy. The world seemed a bit brighter when I was a boy. The more I walk these streets and watch the news, The more I feel doubt about what I learn in the pews. But then I turn to You, oh Lord! Your path narrow as an Icelandic fjord, Your wisdom comforts me when I lie down, And in the morning I still see that I wear a crown! So now Lord I know I will see your face, When Satan still seeks for my disgrace. You have never left my side, my King... And you are as close to me, as a bird to its wing. • Alexander Childs • Have you felt stressed or even overwhelmed by the news or by learning more about the world we live in? God cares about the world's hurts, and He is near to those who are suffering (Psalm 34:18). Jesus came into our broken world, and He suffered with us. His death and resurrection guarantee that one day, He will make all things new! In the meantime, He is with us (His forgiven followers) through His Holy Spirit, His Word, and His people. And He is always working to draw people to Himself, to heal all kinds of brokenness, and to set people free. • God invites us to come to Him with our frustrations and sorrows, even (and especially) when we're having doubts about Him. He can take it. What is weighing on you today? For with much wisdom is much sorrow; as knowledge increases, grief increases. Ecclesiastes 1:18 (CSB)

Real Herbalism Radio
287.The 5 Best Icelandic Skincare Herbs with Anna Rosa-Herb Chat

Real Herbalism Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 27:08


Candace and Patrick talked about Wildcrafting this week. Patrick shared his disappointment at the shattering of his romantic idea of how Anna Rosa does it...and considered the reasons why his fantasy and her reality aren't quilt the same. Candace answered an Herbal 101 question on herbs for neuropathy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2713 - A Call To Action For A Shorter Work Week w/ Dr. Will Stronge

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 69:12


Sam and Emma host Will Stronge, co-director of research at the think tank Autonomy, to discuss his recent book Overtime: Why We Need A Shorter Working Week that he co-authored with Kyle Lewis. They start off by reflecting on the late night infrastructure bill passage from last Friday night, as well as Josh Gottheimer's mealy-mouth pledge to support the reconciliation package regardless of what the CBO score is. Then they dive into their conversation with Will, starting with an outline of the history of the 5-day work week in the U.S., specifically tracing the origins back to the administration of FDR. Will then gives some context as to how this movement towards a shorter working week has manifested in other countries, specifically in conjunction with union/labor power. Sam, Emma and Will then discuss why specifically a 4-day, 32-hour schedule is what's been floated mostly, and what problems specifically implementation of this policy can solve. Will, despite touting the policy as a "multi-dividend policy" with multi-dividend solutions, qualifies that the 4-day work week is no silver bullet, before outlining a study from Iceland that showed the policy having an immensely positive impact on the subjects, with more and more Icelandic citizens wanting to switch over to the 4-day plan after the study concluded. In the context of COP26, Sam, Emma, and Will also reflect on the positive environmental impacts the policy can have; despite seeming second-order before, they certainly seem to be a priority now. They end on discussing the gender gap, the idea of the "second shift" of unpaid labor for working mothers, optimal deployment/enforcement mechanisms for such a policy, whether it's completely out of reach for the U.S. to actually implement, and how COVID laid bare the inequities that "good work" and a better working schedule could mitigate if implemented. And in the Fun Half, the MR crew discuss Greta Thunberg's scathing dressing down of COP26 at a protest outside the summit, and juxtapose that with "private citizen" Barack Obama joking that he has to sit in traffic to come to these now, but also, if it's any consolation, doesn't have to wear a tie anymore. They then take a look at YouTuber Shaun's surgical dissection of Jimmy Dore's anti-vax talking points, how he's been lying by manipulating sources to buttress those points, and that he's still taking cues from cranks like the "mRNA founder" Robert Malone. The crew also takes a look at some data showing that Trump counties are still more adversely affected by COVID, then take a look at a CNN piece on a family's struggle with inflation (the family has like 12 kids and is receiveid $2,700 from the government via the Child Tax Credit, but that's neither here nor there). And lastly, the MR Crew is ECSTATIC to report on the Intellectual Dark Web's newest boondoggle: The University of Austin!! (No, not that one.) Plus, your calls and IM's! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: LiquidIV: Cooler weather makes it easier to miss signs of dehydration like overheating or perspiration, which means it's even more important to keep your body properly hydrated. Liquid I.V. contains 5 essential vitamins—more Vitamin C than an orange and as much potassium as a banana. 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You probably already know about Native's legendary aluminum-free deodorant, but they also have body wash, toothpaste, and their brand new mineral based sunscreen! Stay fresh, stay clean with Native by going to nativeDEO.com/majorityreport or use promo code majorityreport at checkout, and get twenty percent off your first order. quip: quip mouthwash kills bad breath germs, helps prevent cavities, and leaves you feeling fresh thanks to a formula that gives your mouth everything it needs. Their 4X concentrate has fluoride, xylitol, and CPC, but they left out the artificial colors and stinging alcohol you'll find in a lot of other rinses.That's $5 off a Mouthwash Starter Kit, which includes a Refillable Dispenser and a 90-dose supply of quip's 4x concentrated formula, at getquip.com/majority5. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Watch Shaun's video "Jimmy Dore's Anti-Vaccine Lies" here.

Divided by Werewolves
Divided by Werewolves - Episode 134: On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Discovery, Titane & Lamb

Divided by Werewolves

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 67:27


The guys take a trip to the Pacific Northwest to join in on the hunt for Bigfoot with On the Trail of Bigfoot: The Discovery then it's fun with cars in Titane and a merry jaunt through the Icelandic farmland with Lamb. Be sure to follow all of the hijinks on our Facebook page and on Instagram! Follow Mitch on Twitter. Follow Brandon on Twitter. Thanks for listening and feel free to send any questions or comments to podcast@dividedbywerewolves.com.

All Things Iceland Podcast
The Challenges of Being a Female Artist in the Icelandic Music Industry

All Things Iceland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 44:41


Ragna Kjartansdóttir (Cell7) and Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir are the dynamic duo that makes up the band Red Riot in Iceland. During this interview, they share the ups and downs of being an artist (solo and in a band) in Iceland. In particular, they provide insight as females in the Icelandic music industry and some of the challenges they have faced just due to their gender. Use my special link below to get a discounted rate of the live stream of the "Live from Reykjavík" concert happening on November 6th, 2021. This hybrid event has limited in-person seats and will be live-streamed from four iconic venues in Reykjavík. Amazing Icelandic artists like Ásgeir, Bríet, Aron Can, Daughters of Reykjavík, Red Riot, and more will perform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xPoY_aXbhU Topics I Talked About With Red Riot During the Interview When did you burst onto the music scene in Iceland? Was there any pressure to look or be a certain way as a female artist? Which music artists have inspired you? Trailblazing as songwriters in Iceland Challenges they have faced in the music industry What advice do you have for young artists? What made you form Red Riot? How have you adapted during COVID? Cell7's experience in a recent Inspired by Iceland campaign What music projects are you working on now that we can look out for? What is your favorite Icelandic word or phrase? Red Riot's Spotify playlist Red Riot's Instagram Cell7's Spotify Playlist Cell7's Instagram Hildur's Spotify Playlist Hildur's Instagram Share This Post Share on facebook Facebook Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on twitter Twitter

Awards Radar: The Podcast
#59: The Gang Talks Best Picture!

Awards Radar: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 127:08


For episode number fifty eight, I am joined once again by Myles Hughes and Steve Prusakowski, alongside a first-timer in Caillou Pettis. Today, we run down my predictions for Best Picture at the Academy Awards (found here). The Oscar hopes for several top-tier contenders are discussed, as you might imagine. Myles and Steve also do another episode of 'Radar Reviews' where they discuss the new Icelandic film LAMB. Of course, there's games to be played as well, alongside the announcement that next week will be a special bachelor party episode for Myles. Be sure to let us know what we should do for and to him... As always my friends and faithful listeners/readers, I do hope you all enjoy the latest episode of the Awards Radar Podcast, our fifty ninth to date. Of course, feel free to revisit the previous installments by clicking the Podcast tab (here) on the top of the page. Plus, listen to us on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Spotify, and other platforms. More to come each and every single week, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you for listening!

Real Herbalism Radio
286.Five Best Icelandic Skincare Herbs with Anna Rosa

Real Herbalism Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 36:02


When herbalists think of skin, we often jump straight to trauma-medicine. We think of herbs to heal burns and cuts and rashes...but what about preventing problems and creating glowing, healthy skin?Today, we're talking with Anna Rosa, Medical Herbalist and founder of Anna Rosa Skincare about the power and beauty of Icelandic Herbal Skincare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

All Things Iceland Podcast
Behind the Icelandic Music Scene Panel Discussion

All Things Iceland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 35:35


So many people around the world have fallen in love with Icelandic music because of the amazing artists from this tiny country in the North Atlantic ocean. Like many industries, the Icelandic music scene has had to pivot during tough times in order for artists to continue working/creating and for the industry itself to keep alive. To get a better insight into how the Icelandic music scene has adapted during this time, I hosted a panel of experts in the industry. These amazing people include María Rut Reynisdóttir is the Head of Cultural Office for the City of Reykjavik and the Project Manager for Reykjavík Music City; Sigtryggur "Siggi" Baldursson is the Managing Director for Iceland Music, whose mission is to help tell the story of Icelandic music around the world, and he was the drummer in the band "The Sugarcubes"; Will Larnach Jones is the Managing Director and Head of Bookings for Iceland Airwaves, one of Iceland's biggest music festivals. Listen to Live Icelandic Music During "Live from Reykajvík" Use my special link below to get a discounted rate of the live stream of the "Live from Reykjavík" concert happening on November 6th, 2021. This hybrid event has limited in-person seats and will be live-streamed from four iconic venues in Reykjavík. Amazing Icelandic artists like Ásgeir, Bríet, Aron Can, Daughters of Reykjavík, and more will perform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA7bwomj45A&list=RDCMUCacXXvaNHJQhMYU7f77OrBA&start_radio=1 Full Biographies of the Speakers on the Panel Sigtryggur Baldursson - MD of Iceland Music Siggi heads up a great time at Iceland Music, whose mission it is to help tell the story of Icelandic music around the world. Iceland Music is the music export office of Iceland. We facilitate the growth and development of the Icelandic music sector through building relationships between musicians and the various services that support their careers, such as festivals, PR and labels, and transnational promotion. Iceland Music also administers a number of export grants to Icelandic musicians which help them perform internationally. He is also a kind, warm and funny man! And in a former life he was the drummer for The Sugarcubes, who were the first Icelandic band to make big waves overseas, and as such played a huge part in the music / tourism conversation around Iceland, and with the label Bad Taste (Smekkleysa) María Rut Reynisdóttir - Head of the Culture Office in the City of Reykjavík María Rut studied Creative Project and Process Management at the KaosPilot school in Denmark and started her career in Iceland as the Executive Assistant to Magnus Scheving, creator and CEO of the LazyTown children's TV series. María first got involved in the music industry when she joined the social music platform Gogoyoko.com back in 2008 as Head of Charity (and later COO) and took on the management of Iceland's biggest reggae band, hjálmar. She was the Program Manager of Iceland Airwaves in 2010, the Manager of the You Are In Control conference on creative industries in the digital age in 2011 and the General Manager of the Icelandic Music Awards 2012 - 2015. María has taught Project Management at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and sat on the board of Gogoyoko.com and Music Express travel fund. María has been the manager of internationally acclaimed artist Ásgeir from the start of his career in spring 2012 as well as managing dj. flugvél og geimskip. María became the Project Manager for the Music City of Reykjavík where her responsibilities will be to ensure and support a thriving music community in the city through various activities and projects. She is now the Head of Cultural Office for the City of Reykjavik. Will Larnach -Jones, Managing Director and Head of Boookings for Iceland Airwaves Will Larnach-Jones has worked in music for 20 years – wearing many hats throughout that time – manager, publicist, agent, A&R, music programmer, marketing 'guru' and erstwhile (rubbish) DJ. Along the way,

Love What You Love
Episode 51: Iceland with Jewells Chambers

Love What You Love

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 57:42


Jewells Chambers moved to Iceland in 2016, and is the host of the popular podcast and YouTube channel All Things Iceland, giving you the inside scoop on Icelandic nature, culture, history, and language through the eyes of an expat living in the country.  It was so fun to chat with Jewells! In this episode, we talk ice climbing; how to deal with 23 hours of sunlight; interviewing world leaders; the challenges of learning Icelandic; her experience as a woman of color in Iceland; and so much more. Find out why Jewells loves Iceland - and why you might learn to love it, too. End song is "Untitled 4 ('Njósnavélin')" by Sigur Rós Find Jewells: https://allthingsiceland.com  https://facebook.com/allthingsiceland https://instagram.com/allthingsiceland https://twitter.com/jewellschambers https://youtube.com/allthingsiceland   Jewells' favorite nonprofits: Color of Change https://colorofchange.org Democracy Now! https://www.democracynow.org/ways_to_donate Campaign Zero https://campaignzero.org The Love Land Foundation https://thelovelandfoundation.org   My favorite nonprofits: Humane Society Silicon Valley https://hssv.org  Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org  Town Cats of Morgan Hill https://towncats.org  Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley https://wcsv.org World Central Kitchen https://wck.org  *** We're on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/lovewhatyoulovepod  Hang out with me at https://instagram.com/lovewhatyoulovepod  or https://twitter.com/whatyoulovepod  Need transcripts? Contact Emily White at The Wordary Emily@TheWordary.com  Check out my books at https://juliekrose.com  LWYL Music: Inspiring Hope by Pink-Sounds https://audiojungle.net/user/pink-sounds 

Talk innovation - the EPO podcast
Rock CO2, roll back climate change

Talk innovation - the EPO podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 28:46


How can technology reverse climate change? Icelandic innovators are collaborating worldwide and using their geological know-how to tackle humankind's greatest challenge. Intellectual property attorney María Kristjánsdóttir (LEX / GH Sigurgeirsson IP) and Bergur Sigfússon (head of CO2 capture and injection, CarbFix) discuss carbon capture and how IP can facilitate planet-saving partnerships.

Zero To Travel Podcast
7 Pro Tips For Traveling In Dangerous Countries w/ Bjorn Palsson

Zero To Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 82:03


Have you ever dreamt of traveling to a country that is considered dangerous but held back on making plans because of safety concerns?  After spending the past 12 years living nomadically, Bjorn Palsson (founder of Crazy Puffin Adventures), has collected a wealth of knowledge about how to be a safety-conscious traveler anywhere in the world. By seeking out new, uncomfortable, and uncommon experiences, Bjorn has lived in rural Kenya, studied to be a safari guide in South Africa, hitchhiked through Iran and Pakistan, and even launched his own travel business.  This week's episode is filled with nuggets of insight from Bjorn's travels that you will not want to miss. We talk about, the balance needed when living on the road, what solo travel can teach you about yourself, how to manage m money as a traveler, why sometimes it's okay to abandon your dream, and so much more. What is a dream you've let go of in order to pivot and progress in life? I'd love to hear about how it turned out and hope you will share by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport. Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia's new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. This episode is also brought to you by Better Help, visit their website today to get 10% off your first month of services.  Tune In To Learn: 14:30 What it was like growing up in a small Icelandic town 17:00 The first time Bjorn experienced culture shock 19:00 How siblings and Icelandic culture influenced Bjorn's travel interest early on 23:00 Origins of becoming nomadic for 12 years 26:15 Finding a balance when nomadic  30:05 How to enjoy life and save money 31:20 What it's like to go to school to become a Safari guide 33:30 Why seeking discomfort was a motivation for Bjorn's early travels  37:00 The appeal of traveling in dangerous countries 40:20 What it was like to hitchhike through Afghanistan  44:00 Bjorn's top tips for traveling in dangerous countries 59:40 How to handle money in a country without ATMs 1:03:00 Why Bjorn's first trip was the most adventurous and what he's learned from solo travel 1:04:40 The origins of Crazy Puffin Adventures and upcoming trips you can join 1:10:10 Bjorn's best day of  travel over the past 12 years And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Out Travel The System & Better Help, - Today's Sponsors Check out Bjorn's website Follow Crazy Puffin Adventures on Instagram Check out the Global Peace Index Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? Travel Safety Tips: Staying Safe On The Road Lessons From Traveling to 193 Countries While Working Ful Time w/ Brian Asher Independent Travel Gold With Graham Hughes

New Books Network
Jessica Sticklor, "The Weary God of Ancient Travelers" (D.X. Varos, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 24:16


Lydia Warren has a particular kind of amnesia. She vaguely recalls arriving in Santorini with a one-armed man whom she calls David Copperfield, who takes care of her. Lydia spends her days watching the sea and the changing light, trying to remember who she is. She takes walks, befriends a kindly old antiques dealer who might have been a Nazi and a French woman who helps people remember their past lives. Bits and pieces of what might or might not have been past lives appear in brief visions. A lamp she buys from the antiques dealer reminds her of an New York apartment she once lived in, but it's the 1960's, well before she was born. Then she's visited by someone from The Hague investigating war crimes, and she learns that she has an uncle who lives like a hermit behind a monastery, also somewhere in Greece. This is a story about memory, the mysterious workings of the brain, and the human capacity for forgiveness. Jessica Sticklor earned a BA from the New School and an MFA in Creative Writing from the City University of New York. Before The Weary God of Ancient Travelers, she wrote The Beekeeper's Daughter (Bedazzled Ink Press), Betwixt and Between (IG Publishing), Nod, and the young adult Pan Chronicles Series (D.X. Varos). Her short stories have appeared in The Warwick Review, The Hawaii Pacific Review and Wasifiri, and her nonfiction has appeared in The Writer Magazine, Ms. Magazine, and Tor.com. She has worked as an editor at THe Global City Press and the The Global City Review and has taught creative writing at both high school and university level. She has published young adult fantasy under the name J.M. Stephen, lives in southern Vermont, and writes for the very local newspaper, the Deerfield Valley News. Jessica grew up in the Chicagoland area. She has lived in New York City and Southwestern Vermont. She loves skiing, hiking, Virginia Woolf and anything Icelandic. I interview authors of beautifully written literary fiction and mysteries, and try to focus on independently published novels, especially by women and others whose voices deserve more attention. If your upcoming or recently published novel might be a candidate for a podcast, please contact me via my website, gpgottlieb dot com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Literature
Jessica Sticklor, "The Weary God of Ancient Travelers" (D.X. Varos, 2021)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 24:16


Lydia Warren has a particular kind of amnesia. She vaguely recalls arriving in Santorini with a one-armed man whom she calls David Copperfield, who takes care of her. Lydia spends her days watching the sea and the changing light, trying to remember who she is. She takes walks, befriends a kindly old antiques dealer who might have been a Nazi and a French woman who helps people remember their past lives. Bits and pieces of what might or might not have been past lives appear in brief visions. A lamp she buys from the antiques dealer reminds her of an New York apartment she once lived in, but it's the 1960's, well before she was born. Then she's visited by someone from The Hague investigating war crimes, and she learns that she has an uncle who lives like a hermit behind a monastery, also somewhere in Greece. This is a story about memory, the mysterious workings of the brain, and the human capacity for forgiveness. Jessica Sticklor earned a BA from the New School and an MFA in Creative Writing from the City University of New York. Before The Weary God of Ancient Travelers, she wrote The Beekeeper's Daughter (Bedazzled Ink Press), Betwixt and Between (IG Publishing), Nod, and the young adult Pan Chronicles Series (D.X. Varos). Her short stories have appeared in The Warwick Review, The Hawaii Pacific Review and Wasifiri, and her nonfiction has appeared in The Writer Magazine, Ms. Magazine, and Tor.com. She has worked as an editor at THe Global City Press and the The Global City Review and has taught creative writing at both high school and university level. She has published young adult fantasy under the name J.M. Stephen, lives in southern Vermont, and writes for the very local newspaper, the Deerfield Valley News. Jessica grew up in the Chicagoland area. She has lived in New York City and Southwestern Vermont. She loves skiing, hiking, Virginia Woolf and anything Icelandic. I interview authors of beautifully written literary fiction and mysteries, and try to focus on independently published novels, especially by women and others whose voices deserve more attention. If your upcoming or recently published novel might be a candidate for a podcast, please contact me via my website, gpgottlieb dot com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

Weak & Foolish Movie Podcast

Mike and Paul venture into the strange Icelandic landscapes of A24's new film, Lamb, starring Noomi Rapace.

Big Idea Big Moves
Sola Sigurdardottir : Balancing Athletics and Education, Icelandic Roots and Overcoming Moments of Struggle

Big Idea Big Moves

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 31:59


Sola Sigurdardottir is a CrossFit athlete from Iceland who is currently based in the UK for her studies.  She has twice been a CrossFit Games team athlete and competed in the European Regionals.  Back in October she took the Madrid Championships for her first high profile championship win as an individual. Sola is in university to become a chiropractor and is a Nike Training athlete. In this episode Jamie Allison talks with Sola about how she balances high level athletics with her education and social life, how her Icelandic roots have influenced her competitive spirit and outlook on gender equity, and how she overcomes momentary struggles with a long term view.  Be sure to tell Sola and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!           Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com           Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves           Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves            For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com Take their free assessment           Talk to us about partnerships    https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages            Follow Sola on  Instagram @solasigurdardottir Photo: @PhD

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja
Episode #088: Being More Than Spiritual

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 50:38


Pastor Gunnar Gunnarsson continues a study on the book of 1 John. Við hittumst kl. 11:00 á sunnudögum við Fagraþing 2a ... We meet at 11:00 on Sundays at Fagraþing 2a, about 7 miles (12 km) southeast of downtown Reykjavik. An Icelandic language service will also begin on Sunday,November 7, 2021 for those interested. If you live in Iceland, or plan on visiting soon, make plans to worship with us in person!

Spoiler Alert Radio
Eli Arenson - Icelandic Cinematographer - Hospitality, Trapped, Lamb

Spoiler Alert Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 29:01


Eli started his career as a military photojournalist and he is a Cinematography graduate of the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. Eli has worked in several roles in the camera department on films such as: She Is Coming Home, Endtime, Redleaves, and Blush. His earlier cinematography work includes: the feature film Hospitality and the television series: Alesia: Ground Zero, and Disengaged. More recently, Eli shot the supernatural drama Lamb, about a childless Icelandic couple who discover a mysterious newborn on their farm. He has also shot the 3rd season of the Netflix series Trapped, about two police detectives in a remote Icelandic town. 

MakeWorkWork
MWW 35: Perfectionist Detours

MakeWorkWork

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 84:59


The two co-hosts follow up on imposter syndrome three years and 26 episodes later, talk about strengths and weaknesses, and generally advise against playing games where no one wins. Habbi appoints Hailley to a new position, and all Hailley wants is the whole world using meaningful measures of time. Subscribe for emails: http://eepurl.com/c77nuf Get show notes: makework.work Timestamps: 00:00:25 Follow up 00:08:33 Imposter syndrome 01:08:08 Shout outs *Timestamps may vary slightly based on the ads you hear. Mentioned during the show: Pet Industry Market Size, Trends & Ownership Statistics How many Americans have pets? (Paywall) Leading pets ranked by household ownership in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020/21 Episode 9: MakeWorkWork work Annie Thorisdottir Músíktilraunir (Icelandic battle of the bands) Support the show A big thank you to Jan Kuhn from WeAreListeners who kindly mixes the audio of this podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/makeworkwork/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/makeworkwork/support

The First Run
TFR Ep. 577: Dune, The Last Duel, Lamb, The Incredible Melting Man, Call It!

The First Run

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 72:22


Guys. Holy crap guys. This week, the show is simply bursting with content. First, Chris and Matt discuss the much-anticipated Dune: Part 1, the passion project of First Run favorite Denis Villeneuve. Is it gorgeous? Is it exciting? Is it as weird as its source material? Only one way to find out. Well, two if you count watching yourselves. The guys then give you not one, but two, bonus discussions on Ridley Scott's latest sword and shield historical epic, The Last Duel, and an Icelandic horror fairy tale thing with Lamb. Then the Body Horror Marathon continues with The Incredible Melting Man, one of the only films reviewed for the podcast that is also the subject of an MST3K episode. So there's that. As always, we give our Straight to DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week, Chris runs down the physical media releases because you'll pry his 4k disks from his cold, dead hands and wrap it up with a spooky season edition of Call It! What are you waiting for?! Get in here!00:00-22:32: Intro/Dune22:33-33:27: The Last Duel33:28-42:22: Lamb42:23-49:11: Physical Media Picks49:12-57:15: The Incredible Melting Man57:16-01:10:42: Call It!01:10:43-01:12:22: Wrap UpTheme music by Jamal Malachi Ford-BeyTwitterInstagramFacebook

All Things Iceland Podcast
Icelandic Ghost Story: Halloween Special Episode

All Things Iceland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 18:49


Icelandic ghost stories have been told over the centuries and there is one in particular that I am sharing in this episode. “Deacon of Dark River” or Djákninn á Myrká is a spooky story that involves love, Christmas and the undead. Over the last couple of years, Halloween has become more popular in Iceland, even though there is another holiday (Öskudagur), where kids dress up and sing for candy. However, that holiday happens on Ash Wednesday and not much happens during this time of the year, so it makes sense that Icelanders are gravitating towards celebrating Halloween. Random Fact of the Episode “Trolls in the Knolls: 35 Icelandic Folk & Fairy Tales ” is the book I referenced in the episode. It has some fun stories that are a mix of bizarre, fascinating and a little scary. Icelandic Phrase of the Episode Gleðilega Hrekkjavöku - Happy Halloween Subscribe to the All Things Iceland Newsletter Don't miss out on announcements of special content for those planning a trip to Iceland. Click Here Join the All Things Iceland Community on Patreon Some of you might be aware that one of my goals for the podcast is to travel around Iceland more to interview different people in each region. In July, I set up the All Things Iceland community on Patreon. It's a membership platform that was founded in 2013. It allows for creators like me to provide exclusive content to listeners like you in exchange for a monthly subscription. Each month I am doing Ask Me Anything videos, Live Chats, and Folklore Friday each week. Sometimes I do updates about my life in Iceland. I do not share this content on any other channel. The support from my patrons on the All Things Iceland community on Patreon will help to evolve All Things Iceland. There are several membership tiers to choose from and each tier has a variety of benefits. If you would like to join the community, go to patreon.com/allthingsiceland. I look forward to having you join. Þakka þér kærlega fyrir að hlusta (og að lesa) og Gleðilega Hrekkjavöku! Thank you kindly for listening (and reading) and Happy Halloween! Share this post Share on facebook Facebook Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on twitter Twitter Let's Be Social. Here is where we can connect. Instagram Facebook Youtube

Everything Imaginable
Preston E. Dennett - The Truth Behind The Malibu Underwater Alien Base

Everything Imaginable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 86:29


About Preston E. Dennett Preston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of 26 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Fate, Atlantis Rising, MUFON UFO Journal, Nexus, Paranormal Magazine, UFO Magazine, Mysteries Magazine, Ufologist and others. His writing has been translated into several different languages including German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Icelandic. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Coast-to-Coast and the History Channel's Deep Sea UFOs and UFO Hunters. His research has been presented in the LA Times, the LA Daily News, the Dallas Morning News and other newspapers. He has taught classes on various paranormal subjects and lectures across the United States. In addition to writing true non-fiction books about UFOs and the paranormal, Preston Dennett is also an award-winning science fiction writer. He has sold 38 speculative fiction stories to such markets as Andromeda Spaceways, Bards & Sages, Cast of Wonders, Daily Science Fiction, Grievous Angel, Perihelion, Sci-Phi Journal, Stupefying Stories, T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog and many others, including several anthologies. After earning twelve honorable mentions, he won Second Place in Quarter 1, 2018 of the Writers of the Future Contest. He currently resides in southern California.

OTB Football
Solskjaer's post-United | Dundalk takeover | Ticket touts | Iceland scandal

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 47:01


Joe Molloy was joined by journalist Dan McDonnell for Wednesday's edition of The Football Show.  Reflecting on a massive win for the Ireland Women's National Team and a few other major topics in domestic football, Joe and Dan also looked at the sex abuse scandal that has engulfed Icelandic football. In association with Sky Ireland ***** If you are impacted by any of the issues discussed on this Wednesday's Football Show, assistance is available here. 

Life Matters - ABC RN
Our gambling culture, a new book tackles female taboos, composing in an Icelandic fjord

Life Matters - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 54:36


In the wake of the findings against Crown Casino, what is our nation's cultural attitude to gambling? The Ladies We Need To Talk podcast now has a book tackling female taboos, Australian pianist and composer Heather Shannon challenges her own perfectionism deep within an Icelandic fjord

Movies That Don't Suck and Some That Do
Episode 192 - Lamb & Halloween Kills

Movies That Don't Suck and Some That Do

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 86:22


Back and better(well, probably the same) than ever, the guys are back to talk your ears off about two new releases. First, after they jabber on about other stuff , they talk A24's newest Icelandic indie flick, Lamb. Then, after some news, we slap on some blood spatter suits and try to stay safe and dry while we talk about Michael Myers and the gorefest that is Halloween Kills.

JAZZIZ Backstage Pass
JAZZIZ Travel: Anna Gréta

JAZZIZ Backstage Pass

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 22:01


Icelandic-born, Sweden-based singer/songwriter/pianist Anna Gréta was born in music (her father is acclaimed jazz saxophonist Sigurður Flosason) and has performed with some of the great Nordic jazz musicians of today. On October 29, she will release her debut album, Nightjar in the Northern Sky, via ACT Music. The record emerged from a period of two years and was partly influenced by the isolation of the global pandemic. It includes twelve original compositions, shaped by tinges of the familiar sonic Nordic surrealism, nature and Anna Gréta's own process of self-discovery. As an official press release puts it, "with each of the tracks on this album, she creates self-contained worlds that are part of a bigger picture, light-footed, relaxed, reduced, concentrated. And a remarkably multilayered, immersive and beautiful experience." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jazziz/support

Strange & Unexplained
#74 The Reykjavik Confessions

Strange & Unexplained

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 39:15


In the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik during the 1970s the population was only 220,000 people, for reference that is less than the population of Reno NV in 2010. So with a small population, the number of violent crimes is one of the lowest in the world. This is why,  when two people went missing in a year in 1974 the whole country was pressuring the police to solve the cases. Two missing people, six confessions, and zero bodies. Was there even a crime committed?   Patreon.com/sandupodcast   Merch: truecrimeguys.threadless.com Email: sandupodcast@gmail.com Social Media: @sandupodcast EVERYTHING TRUE CRIME GUYS: https://linktr.ee/Truecrimeguysproductions   Sources: Out of Thin Air-Netflix https://youtu.be/GaLdHd2J-xM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y9NMAd5KPQ&t=119s https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_reykjavik_confessions https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2019/10/01/tip_in_iceland_s_infamous_missing_person_case_being/

History of the World podcast
SPECIAL - Snorri Sturluson

History of the World podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 50:36


1179 - 1241 This episode tells the life story of the Icelandic saga writer and statesman who lived during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries during the closing years of Icelandic independence.

RT
On Contact: The Julian Assange case

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 25:00


On the show, Chris Hedges talks to documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger about the upcoming appeals hearing in London for the Julian Assange case. On Sept. 26, Yahoo! News published ‘Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA's secret war plans against WikiLeaks'. The article detailed discussions within the CIA to kidnap or assassinate Julian Assange. The revelations came a month before a hearing in Britain's High Court that will see the US government appeal a decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. These revelations also coincided with the arrest of an Icelandic man who played a major role in the FBI's case against Assange and who has now admitted he lied in his testimony about Assange to US federal investigators. The most recent revelations, coupled with the numerous legal anomalies of the Assange case, including leaks that show that the Spanish security firm at Ecuador's Embassy in London, where Assange sought refuge for seven years, turned over recordings of his meetings with his lawyers to the CIA, amply illustrate that the judicial pantomime carried out against Assange is a political persecution led by the US government and the CIA because of embarrassing and damaging revelations about the inner workings of the US military, intelligence agencies, and the political class repeatedly exposed by Assange and WikiLeaks. The goal of the US government is to shut down WikiLeaks and organizations like it, and to make an example of Assange, who, if he is extradited to the United States, faces 175 years in prison, to dissuade others who might consider replicating his courageous reporting. The upcoming appeals hearing is on October 27 and 28 at Britain's High Court, London.

Talk Movie To Me
Episode 129

Talk Movie To Me

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 52:22


Grab an extra large popcorn listeners cause you're in for a double feature episode! First up is Ridley Scott's The Last Duel starring Matt Damon's mullet and Ben Affleck's peroxide blonde dye job. Okay now stop trying to decipher what accents they were doing cause next up is Lamb from Icelandic director Valdimar Jóhannsson. A truly unique debut feature starring Noomi Rapace's cheekbones and a lamb named Ada.

Let's Travel Baby!
Why Iceland is a Solo Traveler's Dream

Let's Travel Baby!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 12:35


Hi! In today's episode I will be telling you all the reasons why you should make Iceland your first stamp on your passport!My budget breakdown as mentioned: - $120: Total cost for carry-on luggage for both Spirit in the United States- $540: Flight from Las Vegas to Iceland, round trip (purchased two weeks in advance i.e. higher priced ticket to Iceland)- $185: Total hostel price for the 3 nights and 4 days8/25- $50: Lyft to airport in Las Vegas - $13: Mcdonald's breakfast yum 8/26- $88: Icelandic cash total pulled out from Iceland's ATM- $15: Lobster soup 8/27- $112: All day tour (purchased a week before my first day in Iceland) - $35: Dinner from grocery store8/28- $61: Blue Lagoon all-day entrance price- $30: Bus going and returning from Blue Lagoon (hour bus ride outside of Reykjavik, Iceland's largest city)- $13: Dinner and breakfast for the next morning from grocery store, Kronan8/29- $50: Covid-19 return testWhere I found my flight: https://www.kiwi.comWhere I found the all day tour:https://www.viator.comWhere I stayed:Loft HI HostelSocial Media ⇣Instagram: catieeelala

Motorcycle Madhouse Radio Podcast
Ep 609 Outlaw Bikers Banned from having face tattoos

Motorcycle Madhouse Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 18:05


Members of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Western Australia have been advised to hide face tattoos under make-up and plasters, as the state rolls out harsh laws banning people from showing off “prohibited” patches and insignia's. The Icelandic police believe that the Bandidos Motorcycle Club has earned validation in Iceland from Bandidos MC in Sweden, and that its members count more than ten, in addition to a few support groups. The club's headquarters are in Suðurnes, on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland. Timestamps

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe
World's biggest market collapse hinged on stock buybacks

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 59:01


Jared Bibler, author of 'Iceland's Secret: The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Con' discusses the collapse of the frontier market's economy and market in 2008, a chapter in financial history largely unnoticed in the US because America was going through its own financial crisis, caused by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Bibler notes that the three Icelandic banks that imploded at that time were -- to the small country's economy -- ' the size of 300 Lehman Brothers' representing about 90 percent of Iceland's stock market as a result of stock buy-backs that are similar-yet-different to the ones Americans see happening domestically every day. Also on the show, Ted Pulsifer discusses a Piplsay.com study on how buy-now/pay-later programs are becoming increasingly popular, which may also be making them financially hazardous, investment analyst Kyle Guske of New Constructs puts a mutual fund in 'the Danger Zone," and Chuck discusses the latest twist in his annual 'Cash or candy' Halloween experiment.

Soul Search - ABC RN
Sacred Landscapes: solastalgia and spirituality in a melting world

Soul Search - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 53:52


Glaciers matter to the people who live near them – but how do these communities respond as more and more ice melts away? A priestess of the Icelandic religion of Ásatrú explains how ancient Norse mythology orients her towards nature, and a professor shares how her experiences on the Himalayan glaciers revealed a deep connection between spirituality and the lived reality of climate change.

All Things Iceland Podcast
Exclusive interview with the President of Iceland: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

All Things Iceland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 87:43


2021 has been such an interesting year for me and I was just as shocked as anyone that I was able to interview the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson. I talk about how the opportunity to interview Guðni during the podcast episode because it is quite unusual. The President was very kind to answer all of my questions, including the questions that the members of the All Things Iceland Patreon submitted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTJo-K3_PV8&t=1s Here are the questions I asked the President of Iceland during the interview: What motivated you to run for President of Iceland in 2016?  Can you explain a bit about what your duties are, and what kind of power you do have in the Icelandic government? -  What have you learned from previous Icelandic Presidents What is most challenging about being President of Iceland? How has COVID impacted your Presidency? What He likes about being President of Iceland The myths about Iceland he wants to debunk The President's favorite history about Bessastaðir (The Icelandic President's Residence) Has there been anything interesting and/or strange that have you experienced since leaving behind your life as an ordinary citizen and becoming the head of the Icelandic state? One of the most surprising things I read about you is you're a very distant cousin of Barack Obama. Was it shocking to you when you found that out? Also, have you met the Obamas? What is your favorite Icelandic word or phrase? Questions From my patrons on Patreon Before assuming the office of the president you had an academic background in Icelandic history. When you leave office what do you think you will focus on studying or writing about? As an individual who has translated the works of Stephen King into Icelandic what is your favorite work by the Author? Is there any literature you would love to see translated that has not been? Join the All Things Iceland Patreon Community Some of you might be aware that one of my goals for the podcast is to travel around Iceland more to interview different people in each region. In July 2020, I set up the All Things Iceland community on Patreon. It's a membership platform that was founded in 2013. It allows or creators like me to provide exclusive content to listeners like you in exchange for a monthly subscription. Each month I am doing Ask Me Anything videos, Live Chats, and Folklore Friday each week. Sometimes I do updates about my life in Iceland. I do not share this content on any other channel. The support from my patrons on the All Things Iceland community on Patreon will help to evolve All Things Iceland. There are several membership tiers to choose from and each tier has a variety of benefits. If you would like to join the community, go to patreon.com/allthingsiceland. I look forward to having you join. Share this post Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Let's Be Social. Here is where we can connect. Instagram Youtube Facebook Þakka þér kærlega fyrir að hlusta (og að lesa) og sjáumst fljótlega. Thank you kindly for listening (and reading) and see you soon!

Finding Subjects: A Personal Journal
Episode 137: Ástmar In Iceland!

Finding Subjects: A Personal Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 46:08


Today I check in with an old friend from Iceland, Ástmar, as we discuss global warming, Icelandic social services such as education and healthcare, spirituality, bullying, suicide, respecting each other, volcanic eruptions, Ben Stiller's movie ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty', and living life to its fullest.

Total SF
Why we swam in the San Francisco Bay

Total SF

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 32:51


Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight dive in the San Francisco Bay with "Why We Swim" author Bonnie Tsui, as a warm-up for their Total SF Book Club event on November 17 at the San Francisco Public Library. Tsui talks about an Icelandic legend who survived a frigid multi-hour swim, why San Francisco is a great swimming city and how newcomers can get started — and maybe work up to their own Bay swim. Hartlaub and Knight also recap their very cold but invigorating swim, including a cameo from former author Daniel Handler. The Total SF Book Club event is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Koret Auditorium at the SFPL main branch, with a virtual option. Register for free here. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community" and cable car bell-ringing by 8-time champion Byron Cobb. Follow Total SF adventures at www.sfchronicle.com/totalsf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Alternative Stories and Fake Realities
Joshua Gillingham : Writing Inspired by Norse Mythology

Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 66:22


Joshua Gillingham is a fantasy writer whose work is heavily inspired by Norse Mythology and the Icelandic  sagas.  In this edition of the podcast we have an interview with Josh and we hear his short story "An Empty Thing" Read by Alex C StewartThe presenter in this edition is Sally Walker-TaylorSound design and music are by Chris GregoryThe interview with Josh Gillingham was recorded over zoom and we apologise for the sound variations in the recording.The interviewer is Chris GregoryYou can find out more about Joshua Gillingham by visiting his website  https://www.joshuagillingham.caand following him on twitter where he posts as https://twitter.com/JoshMGillingham You can buy Josh's book The Gatewatch directly from Crows Nest Books here https://www.crowsnestbooks.com/product/the-gatewatch/In this episode we featured a trailer for the new audio drama "Darkstead" by Lucy Gibb Smith.   You can subscribe to Darkstead via the podcast's website here https://www.darkstead.com/And follow Darkstead on twitter here https://twitter.com/DarksteadPodYou can book onto the Alternative Stories audio drama workshop with  London Lit Lab on 6th November here  https://www.londonlitlab.co.uk/course/live-online-audio-drama-writing-for-sound/ And book for the Introduction to Audio Drama for Science Fiction Writers with Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories and Sci Fi writer Emily Inkpen on 8th November here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-audio-drama-for-science-fiction-writers-tickets-180790508277?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

WEMcast
Standards and Developments in HEMS Across the Globe with Dr Vidar Magnusson

WEMcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 64:49


Dr. Vidar Magnusson is an anesthesiologist, intensivist and EMS physician in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is the current National Medical Director for pre-hospital services in Iceland, a post he held both between 2011- 2014, and again from 2016 to the present. He has extensive EMS and air-medical experience including serving as a medical officer with the British Army NATO coalition forces, ground EMS in Iceland and the Icelandic Coast Guard Medevac helicopter. He has worked in several air-medical systems in Europe including London HEMS, KSS HEMS and the Norwegian Air Ambulance. He represents Iceland in the Scandinavian Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) prehospital guidelines group as well as the SSAI Critical Emergency Medicine (CrEM) postgraduate training program. In addition, he holds a master of business administration from Reykjavik University.   In this episode host Stephen Wood, a former HEMS paramedic, discusses the differences between air-medical systems in several parts of the world. The conversation starts with the London HEMS system, considered one of the best in the world. Vidar discusses the extensive training program, research and quality assurance that goes into this system. Stephen and Vidar discuss some of the differences of the U.S. based programs that less often feature physician-led teams and how the two compare. The Norwegian system was next on the agenda, another robust program but with a different crew configuration and design. Lastly, the pair chatted about the Icelandic system, which is new and up and coming, but still in a growth stage. Vidar and Stephen discussed some of the differences in HEMS requests, flight and weather operations. The conversation closes with a view of HEMS in the future, particularly for the Icelandic program, and how each would envision a robust HEMS program.   Links: VIdar's Twitter @HEMSonICE KSS HEMS https://www.aakss.org.uk/ London HEMS https://www.londonsairambulance.org.uk/ Norwegian Air Ambulance http://www.luftambulanse.no/about-national-air-ambulance-services-norway ICG SAR/medevac helicopter team https://www.lhg.is/english/search-and-rescue/ SSAI Critical Emergency Medicine (CrEM) postgraduate training program https://ssai.info/education/critical-emergency-medicine/

Horror Movie Talk
Lamb Review

Horror Movie Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 103:32


We went and saw Lamb, and I'm still wondering about what I saw. This moody and intimate Icelandic horror movie may not have a lot of scares, but it serves up plenty of dread, and will stick with you for a while. (1:31) - Intro(7:03) - Synopsis(7:31) - Review(9:13) - Score(22:59) - Spoilers(58:06) - Rotten Tomatoes Game(1:07:24) - Horror Movie Whooooores @dgoebel00 on Instagram provided this amazing artwork. Follow him and check out his website. Lamb can be found in theaters now Synopsis Lamb is about a childless couple working a farm in Iceland that discovers a unique lamb born in their barn. They take special care in raising this lamb, but something's not quite right. You can tell because some of the other lambs have shifty eyes. https://youtu.be/hnEwJKVWjFM Review of Lamb This is a very unique movie. It's one of the things I crave in a moviegoing experience: novelty. There has definitely never been a movie like this one. The story is very simple and spare, but somehow punches you in the gut with vague allegory. It's almost hard to come up with what this movie is about without just describing the plot, but the themes go into nature vs nurture, seeking happiness where you shouldn't, motherhood, loss, jealousy, and synthpop.  It is definitely slowly paced, but that isn't to say that it isn't engaging. It held my attention, and affected me on an emotional level. The visuals were stark but beautiful, reminding me a lot of A24's other recent release The Green Knight. https://www.horrormovietalk.com/2019/10/16/the-witch-review/ If you think all of A24's movies are pretentious garbage, then you'll hate this movie, but if you want to see something that you haven't before and are willing to soak in some melancholy for a couple hours, I highly recommend it. Score 8/10 Watch The Witch On AmazonClick here to watch Get a 30 day free trial at Shudder.com with code HMT. Get 13% Off your order at NightChannels.com when you use code HMT at checkout.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 60: Facebook Whistleblower, Missouri Cannibals, & A Crypto Trading Hamster

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 84:41


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Woodscraft IPA from Great Escape Beerworks in Springfield, MO. She then gives the Termites a summary of her birthday activity at her sister's house in Jefferson City, where her nieces and nephew made her a cake covered in animal faces to represent her yard. Kathleen then headed to Johnny Morris's Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO for a few days of fun golf with her siblings and friends, thrilled to be able to play Tiger Woods' Payne's Valley course while she was there. Kathleen was given a few birthday presents last week: Ron White gave her a new driver for her golf bag, her cousins gave her a pair of limited edition Hidden Valley Ranch Crocs (which she's excited to wear), and her friend Heidi gave her a cool Ranch cookbook and gallons of ranch dressing, which she'll put to good use the next time her nieces and nephews visit her house.TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termite Denise for the “May I Please Have a Vodka Cranberry?” mask to wear on airplanes. Termites Kendra (who is a Liquor Inspector) and Sarah sent some fun “Bridgeport Badger” tees to celebrate their basement bar, and Termites Ashley and Joseph invited Kathleen to their wedding and sent a Ranch themed insulated cup that Kathleen can't wait to use on her boat. “GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Scorchin' BBQ Pringles, which she finds to be WAY too hot. She moves on to taste Sir Kensington's Ranch, which is dairy-free and has a hint of dill in it. Kathleen gives it a thumbs-up, but she feels that the texture and tang makes it more of a dip than a dressing. She finishes her tasting with Charlie Gitto's Sweet Italian Vinaigrette from St. Louis, which she loves on a salad as part of a massive Italian dinner but will always prefer anything from Imo's (also a St. Louis original.)UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reporting that Queen Dolly has released a line of Christmas holiday cooking line with Williams Sonoma which is available to order now. Queen Tanya celebrated her birthday October 10th and posted a video of her cake, and Cher announced on Twitter that “she's back,” whatever that means to Queen Cher this week ☺ WALLY THE WALRUS WEBCAM: As a follow-up to Episode 56, Kathleen announces that Wally the Walrus has swum from Ireland to Iceland, where the Icelandic people have renamed him, Valli. A webcam has been set up so that people can watch a live stream of his activity. NRA REELECTS THEIR KING: Kathleen reads an update announcing that the NRA recently reelected their CEO, Wayne LaPierre. The NY Attorney General's office is suing to dissolve the NRA for allegedly misusing charitable funds, but the NRA feels as though the AG's office has a “misinformed view” of their unparalleled dedication to the Second Amendment. OOPS BRITNEY DID IT AGAIN: Waist-deep in the aftermath of the #FreeBritney movement, Kathleen shakes her head when reading an update that Britney Spears, temporarily free from her Conservatorship, has once again taken to Instagram to post a risqué video of her frolicking topless in the ocean. SHAKIRA ATTACKED BY WILD BOARS: Kathleen reads an article from Spain advising that in addition to Shakira's tax woes, the pop singer has also revealed that she and her son were recently attacked by a pair of wild boars in a park near Barcelona. The hogs attacked Shakira and stole her purse, which was documented in a series of Instagram Stories on the singer's account. Kathleen muses that the cause of the purse snatching must have been caused by “secret snacks” in Shakira's handbag, admitting that she also has secret treats in her travel purse with her favorites being Lance Crackers and Tootsie Pops (specifically the “red” kind.)MURDAUGH MURDER INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Kathleen is fascinated with the ongoing news being released in South Carolina regarding the murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh and is thrilled to have been connected with journalist Mandy Matney via Twitter. Matney, along with her fiancé David, are the team investigating this corrupt family and all the cover-ups that have been made on their behalf for decades as they maintained power in a finite area of South Carolina, reporting their findings on their “Murdaugh Murders” podcast. Kathleen reads the latest development after the arrest of patriarch Alex Murdaugh, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the diversion of more than $3.5 million in death settlement money meant for the sons of his family's deceased housekeeper to an account said to be fraudulent.BARRY MANILOW SET TO BREAK ELVIS'S VEGAS RECORD: Kathleen is a massive fan of both Elvis and Barry Manilow, and is excited to read an article advising that although Elvis Presley holds the record for most performances in Vegas, Barry Manilow will pass him after signing a major deal that runs through 2023.Elvis Presley played a staggering 837 shows in Sin City, according to Showbiz 411, but Manilow's new contract with the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will push him past that mark. SCIENCE IS HARD: Kathleen reads an article announcing the winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry and laughs out loud because she doesn't understand ANY of the details explaining why the award was given. Benjamin List and David MacMillan received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for their development of a precise new tool for molecular construction: organocatalysis. The technology has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research and has made chemistry greener. Kathleen reads the released a few times and states her ongoing position that “science is hard.”A CRYPTO TRADING HAMSTER: That's right, Termites. Kathleen reads an article about Mr. Goxx, a German hamster who is crushing the cryptocurrency market with his trading and outtrading human investors. Mr. Goxx initiates a trade by entering The Goxx Box, occasionally running on the “Intention Wheel” and then choosing either the “Buy” or “Sell” tunnel that will cause the transaction to take place. All trading activity is available to stream on Twitch (where he is listed as the CEO of Goxx Capital), or you can watch Mr. Goxx's YouTube channel for past activity ☺ MISSOURI CANNIBALS AND VICKI'S GUN: Kathleen is horrified to read an article from her home state of Missouri, where the FBI office in Kansas City received an anonymous tip on September 16th advising that a woman had been kidnapped and photos of her in a cage were being circulated on the Dark Web. Local law enforcement in Dallas County obtained a search warrant for James Phelps, who has since been arrested. Further investigation found that Phelps is a cannibal, and human remains have been located on his property. As this county isn't far from Kathleen's family “farm,” she shares that her mom is usually armed when walking the property, and everyone makes fun of her because she carries a gun to prevent animal attacks and “rape.” While the rape of an 80-year-old most likely isn't a concern in acres of Missouri backwoods, nobody in the Madigan clan ever thought a cannibal would be roaming the area. Stay tuned, Termites…THE OLDEST MAN IN THE WORLD DIES AT 127: Kathleen reads an article from the Guinness World Records team, announcing that at the age of 127 the oldest man who ever lived has died. OCEAN DRONE FILMS INTERIOR OF CAT 4 HURRICANE: Kathleen LOVES following extreme weather patterns, and is excited when she reads that a new ocean drone has captured footage from the inside of a major hurricane. The technology behind the Saildrone Explorer SD1045 battles 50-foot waves and 120mph winds, gathering scientific data that will help NOAA scientists improve their forecast models that predict rapid intensification of hurricanes.NAZI CAMP SECRETARY ATTEMPTS TO FLEE TRIAL: Kathleen reads an article about a 96-year-old woman who was scheduled to go on trial for war crimes as a Nazi secretary and fled into hiding. Irmgard Furchner left her home near Hamburg in a taxi a few hours before proceedings were due to start at the state courthouse. Despite her advanced age, the German woman was to be tried in juvenile court because she was under 21 at the time of the alleged crimes. Police detained her hours after her attempted escape, and the court is reviewing whether the flight attempt should be considered in her sentencing. APPLAUDING THE FACEBOOK WHISTLEBLOWER: Kathleen has a renowned hatred for Mark Zuckerberg's lack of accountability in monitoring false narratives and polarizing content on Facebook and applauds the recent actions of whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former data scientist at Facebook, whose Senatorial testimony has led to what may be the most threatening scandal in the company's history. Haugen provided a clear and detailed glimpse inside the notoriously secretive tech giant, stating that Facebook harms children, sows division, and undermines democracy in pursuit of breakneck growth and "astronomical profits." There is currently a decades-old law known as Section 230, which immunizes social media companies from being sued over what their users post, but lawmakers are examining possible carve-outs. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the “Untold” series on Netflix, especially the episode called “Crimes and Penalties.” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Canceled Too Soon
Critically Acclaimed #193 | No Time to Die, Muppets Haunted Mansion, Lamb, Mass, The Rescue, Justin Bieber: Our World. V/H/S/94, The Manor, There's Someone Inside Your House, South of Heaven

Canceled Too Soon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 102:14


This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the long-delayed blockbuster NO TIME TO DIE, the latest Disney TV movie MUPPETS HAUNTED MANSION, the Icelandic fairy tale LAMB, the intense new drama MASS, the eye-popping documentary THE RESCUE, the concert documentary JUSTIN BIEBER: OUR WORLD, the found footage anthology V/H/S/94, the Blumhouse film THE MANOR, the Netflix slasher THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE, and the crime comedy SOUTH OF HEAVEN! No Time to Die - 1:46  Muppets Haunted Mansion - 22:22  Lamb - 37:30  Mass - 43:58  The Rescue - 49:41  Justin Bieber: Our World - 56:54  V/H/S/94 - 10:02:45 The Manor - 1:18:01  There's Someone Inside Your House - 1:23:30  South of Heaven - 1:30:13  Review Round-Up - 1:35:00   Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise!  Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes! And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap! Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

Grierson & Leitch
"No Time to Die," "Lamb," "Mass"

Grierson & Leitch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 77:22


Hey! There's a Bond movie! It was delayed for a long time--there was a pandemic--but now the movie is out. It's Daniel Craig's final Bond movie, "No Time to Die." We also discuss the Icelandic folk tale "Lamb" and Franz Kranz's drama "Mass." Timestamps: 8:21 "No Time to Die" 41:11 "Lamb" 58:13 "Mass" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Drag Time with Heklina
S2E21 - Við elskum þig, Raja!

Drag Time with Heklina

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 40:31


Við elskum þig, Raja! It means ‘We Love You, Raja!' in Icelandic and we really do love her. She's the winner of Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and the very first Asian American to win a Drag Race franchise title in 2011. We discuss Asian representation on Drag Race and the big changes that television brought to her career. Raja is kind of a big deal and has even guest starred as herself on The Simpsons. Because she is so iconic, we had to ask her about her influences including her time working as a fashion forward makeup artist for industry giants such as Iman, Twiggy, Alex Lambert, Tyra Banks, and more! These days she's got her very own podcast with Delta Work in which they discuss beauty, culture, and the most unforgettable moments from their club days. Don't miss this episode of Drag Time with Heklina! Support Drag Time with Heklina by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/drag-time-with-heklina

UMSO
Episode 192: Baddi Jónsson (@icelandicadventure)

UMSO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 126:37


Best Shorts to Travel In: https://www.thehviii.com/collections/goat-training-shorts Video of Podcast:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz-3Al1WFD9-ZVYsWL0k8B2MceAqCesRX Baddi Jónsson Iceland's best tour guide and one of my new favorite people, Baddi, join us on today's episode of the podcast. We actually weren't supposed to have Baddi as our tour guide, but we lucked out and he was gifted to us by the universe. Baddi is everything I love about Iceland and the Icelandic people. His knowledge and love of Iceland is something you don't get to be around and experience often. We talk a little about the trip and how Baddi got into tour guiding. As well, we talk about some of the more health benefits of being outside, breath work, and just taking better care of yourself; taking the time to treat your body and mind better. Sponsors: Caveman Coffee Hybrid Performance Method Onnit - Onnit.com/mattvincent 10% off The Ready State - Code UMSO 10% off Oregon Originals - Code UMSO 10% off Stay Classy Meats - Code UMSO 10% off HVIII - Code UMSO 10% off Habit - Code UMSO 10% off Daily Destroyer - team training and programming SIGN UP HERE: https://marketplace.trainheroic.com/brand/Matt%20Vincent?attrib=445833-pod