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Crina and Kirsten Get to Work
How Sisterhood, Sexuality and Civil Disobedience Set the Stage for Gender Equity in Iceland

Crina and Kirsten Get to Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 49:30


Iceland's First Lady, Eliza Reid's recent book, The Sprakar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women, inspired this timely exploration of the policies, strategies and approaches Iceland has used to achieve its first place spot in gender equity.  The word Sprakar means wise, powerful woman.  Wow - a language with a name for a bad-ass woman!  Here is some of what she has to say:   Iceland holds to #1 spot in the world in gender equity according to the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Index.  The US is ranked #53.  Most striking, 88% of Icelandic women work outside the home while only 57.4% of US women work outside the home.  What is going on in Iceland?!   HELPING PARENTS HELPS US ALL   Comprehensive healthcare for pregnant moms removes the burden of not having adequate prenatal and maternal care.  The government provides leave to both parents - up to 9 months between the 2 parents.  Subsidized high-quality childcare is available in most neighborhoods.  The government offers pre-k education along with a traditional schooling system, plus after school programming.  Iceland believes that supporting families supports society at large - and women who work.   STRENGTH IN SISTERHOOD   Women in Iceland have a long tradition of creating social networks and groups to foster connection.  In the past, it may have been a knitting or crafting group or a group that organized around philanthropy, while today it may be a cold water swimming group, hiking, art or other interest group.   STIGMA FREE SEXUALITY   Iceland has a relatively stigma- free culture of sexuality.  Transgender people feel alot of acceptance in Iceland.  Iceland's results tell us when women and transgender people's sexuality is not judged and controlled, women experience more equity.   CLAIMING THE CORPORATE PURSE STRINGS   Iceland has adopted broad laws that require equity.  Its pay equity law requires businesses to prove pay equity. It has also adopted a law to require 40% membership on corporate boards of directors.  Both of these laws have led to significant progress on both issues.   When we talk about what we can do to create ease, meaning and joy for women at work, Iceland may be the best place for us to look.

Breakthrough Babe Podcast
Aligning your Sales Process to Serve You AND Your Clients

Breakthrough Babe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 15:24


Does selling your products or services make you feel frustrated? If you're regularly finding that the sales aspect of your business drains your energy, then this post is for you.    If sales is killing your vibe, then you're likely selling out of alignment.   In today's new post, I'm detailing out the process I use to sell high ticket offers that will help you realign your own sales technique to start selling from a place of service.    Read on to learn how your business can not only survive but truly THRIVE when you learn to sell from your heart. Because when you sell from a place of service, not only do you win, your clients win too.    If you're selling without serving, you're misaligned.    Here's something you may never hear me say again out of this context: Stop selling.    There. I said it.    But, Jen… my whole business is based on sales…   I hear you. You have to sell in order to stay in business. And I want you to make lots of sales. But - here's the caveat - I want those sales to come from your heart.    The reason I'm saying stop selling is because if you are currently selling without serving, then you are misaligned. And when you sell without service, sales often feel frustrating and draining. If you feel like you're just trying to get people to buy, it sucks the energy out of you. This is because, in all honesty, selling for the sake of selling alone is more manipulation than true selling.    Did you know that the word sell is actually an Icelandic word? It means to serve or to give. Isn't that interesting that the root of selling is service? That means that if you're selling from a place that's not of service, then you've got it all backwards.  Aligning your sales with your client's needs   The best way to sell from a place of service is to understand what your client needs.    What does your client need? And how aware are they of that need? And where does your solution fit into their current needs?    If you can best understand where they're at, what they need, what they're struggling with, and what would create pleasure, happiness, profit, or some other gain for them, then you can figure out where in your repertoire of skills you can make a match.    Do you offer something that can align with their needs? You should only begin selling or trying to make sales once you've identified that place where there's a match. Because if you're trying to sell from any other place, you are likely manipulating. When sales start to feel uncomfortable, it's because the sale isn't aligned. It's not an aligned match if you don't know what their needs are, or if you're not trying to solve or serve a specific need.    Selling with the intention to serve is a lot like piecing together a puzzle. You're looking to see where the holes are in your client's puzzle, and then you're offering appropriate solutions to fill those gaps.  Why it's not worth it to sell your client something they don't need   If while you're uncovering your client's needs, you realize that your services aren't the right fit to complete their puzzle, don't freak out and try to sell them something they don't need.    The worst thing that could happen is you sell them on it, then you've got to work to service it. Convincing someone to buy something they don't need means the selling never stops - you create a misaligned client relationship because you're constantly trying to remind them and sell them on why they need the thing that they don't really need. It's not going to be a fruitful relationship for anybody; the customer is going to be frustrated, and you're going to be frustrated because you have to spend too much of your time on this one dynamic rather than selling to the right clients.  There are so many things that happen down the road when you sell to the wrong clients. You don't want to head down this path. Trust me.    On the flip side, when you sell from a place of service, filling a genuine need, not only do you win, your clients win too. From that win-win naturally comes more wins: you get referrals, you get repeat business, selling becomes easier, and you can raise your rates because now you have glowing testimonials. Your clients are bringing in more clients because they're bragging about how freaking awesome you are. They essentially become sales reps for you, helping you make more sales because they're seeing the results from your service.  Determining where you may be misaligned in your sales process   You can't have a business without selling. If you're in the business of creating business, then you need to make sales. But if you're making sales that feel awkward, sleazy, and uncomfortable, it's likely because there's a misalignment.    To solve this, you need to start asking in each sale, Where is the alignment? Where do I fit into my client's current needs? Which piece of the puzzle can I fill for them?   The only way to determine all of this is to have conversations where you literally ask and uncover where they're at.    I have a whole step by step process that I use when taking people through attaining more high ticket sales. I call the process my Connect, Convert, Collect Method.    To start, you need to connect with your potential buyer, understand where they're at, build rapport so there's some trust, and then you confirm that you understand exactly where they're at. After that, you create the possibility, the potential, the opportunity of what it's going to look like when they work with you. Then you clear out any objections so that they feel comfortable committing to exactly what your offer is, and then you close the sale.  As long as that initial part is clear, this can all be done in a conversation. Once you've determined exactly where they're at and what's missing, you can easily determine where your solution aligns in terms of where you can help them.  If you don't figure that out first, it's going to be that kind of sleazy, manipulative, gross selling experience each and every time.    This method is all about making a real connection, building genuine rapport, and then confirming their problems, needs, desires, and exactly where they're at in their business. This way, you can create that possibility and help them visualize the opportunity of having you as their missing puzzle piece.    This is also where you clear out any objections. Overcoming objections is actually much easier than most people think. You can usually predetermine what those objections may be before they even get on the call. You might not get all of them, but you'll get nine out of 10 every time. And from there, you can assume the sale - you assume the commitment. You set a date to start so that you can bring in the close, but you bring in the close in a really soft, gentle, and aligned way. Because at that point, it makes so much sense for them to move forward with you. And then you check up, you follow up to see if there's any extra time needed to make a decision, or potentially they've already bought with you on the call.  If you show up to sell, be prepared to serve.    I see this a lot, especially in the coaching industry - I see so many coaches who are great at sales, but they suck at service. They're great at bringing people in, yet they're terrible at the actual service piece. They're like, Oh, I got them. Now, onto the next.    That's not how this works. If you only focus on sales and not on your actual service, eventually you will be called out and will get a bad name in the industry.    Once you've made the sale, the service begins. Your onboarding service is critical. The experience you create for your client immediately following your close is just as important as the rest of your sales process. Sell and serve, or don't sell at all.  Diving deeper   I'll be diving deeper into my Connect, Convert, Collect Method on a future podcast episode. We will go through each step of the process in more detail: Connect, Confirm, Create, Clear, Commit, Close, and Check. If this is something that you're interested in working with me on one on one, developing exactly what your personal sales process looks like, I would love to take you through it. DM me on Instagram and we can set up a time to chat.

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja
Episode #121: A New Life In Christ

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:48


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 is also meeting on Sundays at 14:00 for those interested. If you live in Iceland, or plan on visiting soon, make plans to worship with us in person!

America's Barley Basket
Episode 107

America's Barley Basket

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 114:02


If you like Homeland, you're in for a treat! Grab yourself a bottle of Maker's Moe 'cause Bart's learning piano, Carl's Icelandic, and Marge...sucks? Season 24, Episodes 19-22 Season 25, Episode 1

All Things Iceland Podcast
Celebrating Six Years of Living in Iceland – How My Life Has Changed

All Things Iceland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 23:09


June marks my 6th year of living in Iceland and it has certainly been a whirlwind of a year. Every year I try to reflect on what has happened and share what might be relevant or interesting for my audience. Interestingly, six seems to be a significant number in my life. For instance, my birthday is 160686, my phone number has a lot of sixes in it and even my new apartment block has the number 6. It‘s possible that these have nothing to do with each other but it is still fun to point that out while I am celebrating six years of being here. How My Work /Career in Iceland Has Changed All Things Iceland is my full-time job and it has been so fun and challenging to navigate this country as an entrepreneur. The tax situation was a shock at first but I think I have a handle on it now. Well, at least my accountant does! As I build relationships with individuals and companies, I find my connection to this country deepening. As I have grown on platforms, I find it amazing how awesome my community is. All of you are such supportive, fun people that engage in respectful ways and I'm so grateful for that. TikTok is new for me but that is now where most Icelanders recognize me, which is kind of bizarre but I embrace it. I have a lot of things I'm developing that will be helpful resources for travelers and I look forward to sharing those soon While it can be easy to only talk about the positive aspects, I do have to say there are cons too, such as getting overwhelmed, working non-stop, hardly ever taking a vacation, and trying to balance having a life with work. I'm still adjusting to all of this but I know it takes time to find what works best for me. Photo by Art Bicnick My Progress Learning Icelandic This topic has been one that I have talked about on and off over the years. While my understanding, speaking and writing continue to improve and evolve, I still do not consider myself to be fluent. One reason for the stall in progress there is that I've been so focused on All Things Iceland. In addition, I've stopped being so hard on myself when it comes to learning. Part of what makes learning Icelandic interesting to me is that I allow for it to be fun and casual. I also have enough knowledge to use it in conversations. I will admit that I do feel it is necessary for me to keep learning and I plan to get to a level of fluency that satisfies me. What I mean by that is that I can have complex conversations in Icelandic easily. Some years ago it would have been difficult for me to admit this to people but now I embrace the fact that my language journey is not linear. There is no shame in not being perfect at it, and I think it is so important to be open and honest about what the process can be like for some people. Adapting to Icelandic Society Luckily, I've always felt like it was the right decision for me to move to Iceland. It definitely feels like home and I am well aware of most of the traditions. The fun thing now is that I get to dive deeper. For instance, I was in the Westman Islands recently, and I had such an amazing time getting shown around by some locals. This island off the coast of mainland Iceland has a lot going on, just like the different regions of the country. It's funny how highlighting a specific place allows me to expand my knowledge about Iceland in profound ways. One of the things I plan to dive into, especially regarding the Westman Islands, is talking to locals there that had to flee the island during the 1973 volcanic eruption of Eldfell. I love that part of this work and I can't wait to share those stories in the future. Photo by Tida Svy What's Next for My Journey in Iceland Summer has just begun and I have already traveled a decent amount, but that is just the beginning for me. I have so many episode ideas and trip planning tips to share, so keep a lookout for that. Over on Instagram, I share a lot of short videos (reels) about Iceland,

Media-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast

Media-eval ventures to Valholl as Sarah and returning guest Miti von Weissenberg tackle 2022 film The Northman! Join us as we explore masculinity, gender, slavery, race, and vengeance in the film and in the real Norse past. CW for discussion of sexual assault (which is not graphically depicted in the film but is thematically important) and for discussion of white nationalism (which is relevant to the audience response to the film and to attitudes toward the Vikings in general). 
Want to learn more about the context for the film? 

Check out some classic Icelandic revenge sagas: The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale. Transl. Keneva Kunz. London: Penguin Books, 2008  1903 Translation into English: https://sagadb.org/laxdaela_saga.en2    Njal's Saga. Transl. Robert Cook. London, Penguin Books, 2008.   1861 translation into English free and online: https://sagadb.org/brennu-njals_saga.en    Read some excellent scholarship on the Vikings and Scandinavia:   Brink, Stefan, in collaboration with Neil Price. The Viking World. London: Routledge, 2012.   Callmer, Johan, Ingrid Gustin, and Mats Roslund, eds. Identity Formation and Diversity in the Early Medieval Baltic and beyond : Communicators and Communication. The Northern World : North Europe and the Baltic, c. 400-1700 AD. : Peoples, Economics and Cultures: Volume 75. Leiden: Brill, 2017.   Clements, Jonathan. A Brief History of the Vikings (The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans?) London: Hachette, 2005.     Duczko, Wladyslaw. Viking Rus : Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe. Brill, 2004. Frank, Roberta. “The Invention of the Viking Horned Helmet” in International Scandinavian and Medieval Studies in Memory of Gerd Wolfgang Weber: Ein runder Knäuel, so rollt' es uns leicht aus den Händen, ed. Michael Dallapiazza, Olaf Hansen, Preben Meulengracht-Sørensen, and Yvonne S. Bonnetai, 199-208. Trieste: Edizioni Parnaso, 2000.    Jarman, Cat. River Kings. A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads. London: William Collins, 2021.     Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir. Valkyrie. The Women of the Viking World. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.     Price, Neil. The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2019.   Price, Neil, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Torun Zachrisson, Anna Kjellstrom, Jan Stora, Maja Krzewinska, Torsten Guenther, Veronica Sobrado, Mattias Jakobsson, and Anders Gotherstrom. “Viking Warrior Women? Reassessing Birka Chamber Grave Bj.581.” Antiquity 93, no. 367 (February 1, 2019): 181–98. doi:10.15184/aqy.2018.258.  Price, Neil. Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings. New York, Basic Books, 2020.  Samson, Vincent. Les Berserkir. Les Guerriers-Fauves dans la Scandinavie ancienne, de l'Âge de Vendel aux Vikings (VIe-XIe Siècle). Villeneuve-d'Ascq: Universitaires du Septentrion, 2011.     Weiss, Daniel. “The Viking Great Army.” Archaeology 71, no. 2 (2018): 50–56.   Winroth, Anders. The Age of the Vikings. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.    Winroth, Anders. The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants and Missionaries. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.   Social Media: Twitter @mediaevalpod E-mail: media.evalpod@gmail.com Find Miti at @MvonWeissenberg Rate, review, and subscribe!

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

Soul Search - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 54:05


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.

TNT Radio
Thorsteinn Siglaugsson on On the Fringe with Trish Wood - 26 June 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 55:51


GUEST OVERVIEW: Thorsteinn Siglaugsson is an Icelandic economist, consultant and writer. He is the author of From Symptoms to Causes - Applying the Logical Thinking Process to an Everyday Problem and a regular contributor to The Daily Sceptic and Brownstone Institute. SUBSTACK: https://thorsteinn.substack.com 

GB2RS
RSGB GB2RS News Bulletin for June 26th 2022

GB2RS

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 13:00


GB2RS News Sunday the 26th of June 2022 The news headlines: RSGB joins IARU Region 1 meeting GB70D on air from the Isle of Man Tonight@8 on Monday RSGB volunteers and staff contributed to the IARU Region 1 Interim meeting at Friedrichshafen on Thursday the 23rd of June. The meeting covered topics across HF, VHF and UHF as well as Microwave and EMC matters. This included the latest state of preparations for WRC-23 where agenda item 9.1B on the protection of satellite navigation systems, such as Galileo in the 23cm band, was of prime interest. Slides showing the current state and this potentially significant threat to the radio amateur and amateur satellite services have been published on the RSGB special focus page at rsgb.org/wrc-23. The IARU, supported by the RSGB, continues to work hard to reduce any impact. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee station GB70D is based on the Isle of Man. On Tuesday the 28th, it will be based in the grounds of Government House. It is hoped that the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man and Lady Philippa will participate for several periods during the day. The station plans to operate on 2m, as well as SSB and CW on most bands from 40m up. Operations start around 9.30am. Tonight @8 will take place on Monday, the 4th of July. This is the final lecture before the summer break. Peter Duffett-Smith, G3XJE will be looking at Radio waves and antennas…and all that. His presentation covers a range of antenna-related information so there should be something for everyone. Tonight@8 webinars are live-streamed on the RSGB's YouTube channel, YouTube.com/thersgb. The 98-year-old 200kW Alexanderson alternator, callsign SAQ, will not be able to air on Alexanderson Day, Sunday the 3rd of July. This is due to difficulties in obtaining components in the ongoing maintenance work. The Alexander Association welcomes visitors to the museum on the 3rd from 10am to 4pm. Together with the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station they will offer many activities for the whole family during the day. There will be two transmitter startups with SAQ, but without any transmission over the antenna. National society in Iceland, IRA, reports on the renewal of special authorisation to use 50MHz. Icelandic licensees have been granted increased power licenses in the 50-50.5MHz frequency range until the 31st of September. Full licensees are allowed to use up to 1kW and Novice licensees up to 100W. The 2022 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as part of the RSGB Convention on the 8th and 9th of October at Kents Hill Park Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. The weekend event attracts an international audience that ranges from those involved in building and operating amateur radio satellites to beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby. Find out more at amsat-uk.org or rsgb.org/convention. And now for details of rallies and events Please send your rally and event news as soon as possible to radcom@rsgb.org.uk. We'll publicise your event in RadCom, on GB2RS, and online. Today, the 26th of June, the Newbury Radio Rally will be held at the Newbury Showground, next to junction 13 of the M4 motorway in Berkshire. Over a hundred sellers, national societies and a demonstration marquee will be there. It is open to the public from 9am with admission £2.50. There is free parking on site. On Saturday, the 2nd of July, the Laugharne Radio Rally will be held in the Millennium Memorial Hall, Laugharne near Carmarthen SA33 4QG. Doors open 10am until 12 noon. Details from Matthew on 0739 882 5024. Next Sunday, the 3rd, The Cornish RAC Rally will take place in Penair School, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TN. Doors open at 10am with a £2 admission. There will be a Bring & Buy, traders and local club stands. Refreshments are available on site. Find out more at gx4crc.com. Next Sunday is also the Barford Norfolk Radio Rally at Barford Village Hall. Doors open at 9am. Visit norfolkamateurradio.org for more information. Now the DX news Eric, KV1J will be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island, NA-032, from the 28th of June to the 12th of July. Plans are to operate SSB, RTTY and FT8, plus some FT4 and CW on the 6 to 80m bands. QSL via his home call either direct or via the bureau, Logbook of The World and eQSL. Joe, OZ0J will be active as HB0/OZ0J from Liechtenstein from the 28th of June to the 5th of July. He plans to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on the 6 to 40m bands. QSL via Logbook of The World, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or via his home call. David, DL7ZM is active as 7O/DL7ZM from Socotra Island, AF-028, in Yemen until the 3rd of July. Activity is on 10 meters using CW and FT8, and on 6 meters as well. QSL details on QRZ.com Now the Special Event news Members of The Angel of the North ARC will be running GB0UUR to celebrate the life of their late Club Secretary and RSGB ex Deputy Regional Manager, Nancy Bone, G7UUR. This event will take place during the afternoon of Saturday the 2nd of July. Durham and District ARS is participating as one of the bonus stations in the 13 Colonies Special Event. GB13COL has been issued for this event and will run from the club station from 1300UTC on the 1st of July until 0400UTC on the 8th. The primary focus of the event will be the HF bands, including VHF, UHF & Satellite for QSOs using SSB, CW, FM, and various digital modes. More information at 13colonies.us. Now the contest news Today, Sunday the 26th of June, there are three contests taking place. The CW leg of the 50MHz Contest runs between 0900 and 1200UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The second contest today, the 26th, is the fourth 70MHz Cumulatives contest runs between 1400 and 1600UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Finally for today, the 26th, the UK Microwave Group 5.7 and 10GHz contest runs from 0600 to 1800UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. On Monday, the RSGB FT4 Contest runs from 1900 to 2030UTC. Using the 3.5, 7 and 14MHz bands where contests are permitted, the exchange is your report and 4-character locator. Tuesday sees the SHF UK Activity Contest taking place between 1830 and 2130UTC. Using all modes on the 2.3 to 10GHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Next weekend, the 2nd and 3rd of July, is the RSGB VHF National Field Day. Running for 24-hours from 1400UTC on the 2nd, the contest uses the 50, 70, 144 and 432MHz bands as well as 1.3GHz. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Next Sunday, the 3rd of July, the 3rd 144MHz Backpackers contest runs from 1000 to 1500UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Now the radio propagation report, compiled by G0KYA, G3YLA, and G4BAO on Friday the 24th of June 2022. As predicted, the solar flux index fell back this week, but it didn't fall as low as experts predicted. On Thursday, it stood at 129, but with three sunspot groups about to rotate off the visible surface, it looks like it may now fall lower. We are now well and truly into the summer season for HF propagation, which can be characterised as providing lower maximum usable frequencies during the day, but higher MUFs at night. Sporadic-E remains the most common mode of propagation on the higher bands, with F2-layer MUFs over 3,000 kilometres generally not exceeding 21MHz for most of the day. But more on Sporadic E in the VHF segment of this report. The good news is that 20 metres stays open later, often providing paths over 3,000km up until midnight. The higher bands, that is 17 metres, 15 metres and perhaps 12 metres, may generally provide good paths to South America in the evenings, with 20-metre paths being the last to close. But we're afraid we may have to wait until September to see good reliable paths into North America on HF once again. Next week, NOAA predicts that the SFI will remain around the 100 mark, so we may expect lower MUFs again, apart from Es openings. Geomagnetic conditions should generally be quiet with a maximum Kp index of two once we get over any disturbance this weekend due to a high-speed solar wind stream. And now the VHF and up propagation news. The recent very warm and humid weather has produced some occasional Tropo with the British Isles being on the edge of high pressure, mainly over the near continent. This may still happen occasionally in the coming week, but the fundamental characteristic for next week is low pressure and unsettled weather over the UK. This will produce some rain, with thunderstorms a possibility, and rain scatter will crop up as a useful mode on the upper GHz bands at times. The many online weather radar displays will allow you to keep a track of storms as they develop. When low pressure is centred over the country the showers may be longer-lasting and not decay overnight, so this period looks more promising than the usual mainly daytime shower distribution. The Sporadic-E season is in full swing, but in a rather restrained way since openings have been fairly limited and often fleeting. The presence of jet streams on the weather charts is a good indicator of regions where Es is more likely and the coming week offers a good variety of options, so if Sporadic-E is hard to find then perhaps other parameters may not be optimal; for example, the meteor input is a crucial component in the development of Es. Check the daily conditions for jet streams on the Propquest.co.uk EPI maps and Es blog. The June meteor showers, mentioned last week, continue into early July so keep checking meteor scatter conditions between the Es. With the Moon at maximum declination on Wednesday, Moon windows are long this week. Today, Sunday the 26th of June, the Moon is at apogee, or its furthest point from Earth, so path losses are at their highest, and for around four hours after UK Moonrise on Wednesday the Sun is close to the Moon so noise will be high at that time. And that's all from the propagation team this week.    

Hot Date
A Wedding (Episode 152) - Hot Date with Dan & Vicky

Hot Date

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 81:06


Robert Altman's Chicago set A Wedding from 1978 tells the story of two families and the lavish and chaotic day they marry off young Dino (Desi Arnaz Jr.) and Muffin (Amy Stryker).  An all star cast of 70's luminaries,  including Carol Burnett, Paul Dooley, Mia Farrow, Lillian Gish, Dina Merrill, Vittorio Gassman and Geraldine Chaplin, is joined by some background players who would later become stars in their own right.  Look closely for Windy City actors Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise, Joan Allen, George Wendt and Dennis Franz! Dan and Vicky discuss this comedy with it's ensemble of 48 speaking parts and Altman's trademark improv sensibilities.  Also on deck is some recently seen including Alex Garland's Men, 1955's Bad Day at Black Rock, Girl Interrupted, Icelandic fable Lamb, Hulu's Candy, and Prime's The Boys season 3. Check us out at hotdatepod.com Or visit us on social media: FB:  Hot Date Podcast Twitter: @HotDate726 Insta:  hotdatepod

Talk, Naked
S9 E8: Laura gets to know the viking princess, Tindra Frost, Iceland's one and only porn export.

Talk, Naked

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 12:36


In this episode of Talk, Naked Laura chats with award-winning busty brunette, Tindra Frost. She's a critically acclaimed Icelandic porn star, cam girl, content creator and glamour model who has been taking the adult industry by storm since 2012.

The TEC Talk Podcast: Presented by Natural Encounters, Inc.
Episode 114: On Mavericks and Martyrs (with Carrie Patel)

The TEC Talk Podcast: Presented by Natural Encounters, Inc.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 52:51


Recorded in Los Angeles, edited in Tahiti, and posted in New Zealand, it's a special two-part episode of the TEC Talk Podcast!  For Part 1, Chris sits down to chat with Obsidean Entertainment's Carrie Patel about her role as a Game Director and the talk he saw her give at this year's Game Developers Conference, "No Mavericks, No Martyrs: Sustainable, Collaborative Production". Carrie shares the dangers of celebrating successes without acknowledging the costs that it took to achieve them, the increasing ability that managers have to disrupt their team's processes the higher up the chain of command they grow, and the responsibility leaders have to help those they lead to clearly define their goals for future growth.  In Part 2, Chris blindly tackles questions submitted by the team at That Bird Show We Don't Talk About. It gets a little weird in places, but hey - if you ever said to yourself, "you know, I really like this show, but I wish Chris had an Icelandic accent," then THIS is the episode you've been waiting for. (Note: apologies to the people of Iceland. You deserve better than this.)  If you have questions or topics you'd like us to discuss on the show, let us know at podcast@naturalencounters.com!

Objections: With Adam Klasfeld
Litigating Julian Assange's Extradition (Feat. Jameel Jaffer)

Objections: With Adam Klasfeld

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:53


After the U.K. formally approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, First Amendment groups in the United States expressed broad opposition to his prosecution. Does he deserve it?Prosecutors accuse Assange of conduct that go well beyond traditional journalism, including conspiring to break into a U.S. military database, gaining unauthorized access to an Icelandic government computer, and picking targets for hacker collectives to breach. One of those targets was the New York Times, prosecutors say.Still, Jameel Jaffer, the director of the prominent Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, calls Assange's prosecution a “dagger to the throat of press freedom.”In the latest episode of “Objections,” Jaffer fields questions about some of the toughest criticisms of Assange, from U.S. prosecutors and others, and says that in the end, the case is about more than him.READ FULL TRIAL RECAPS:lawandcrime.comSUBSCRIBE TO OUR OTHER PODCASTS:Court JunkieThey Walk Among AmericaSidebarLAW&CRIME NETWORK SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lawandcrime/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LawCrimeNetworkFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawandcrimeTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lawandcrimenetworkTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lawandcrimeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Beyond the Paint
Episode 160: Printmaker Julie Goldstein: Sea Women

Beyond the Paint

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 36:27


Join me into a world of 18th century Icelandic sea women and female, Japanese Ama pearl divers through the vision of woodcut printmaker, storyteller and artist Julie Goldstein. The artist joins me in an engaging conversation of her work, practice and her reverence for the "anonymous" woman.."Sea Woman," solo exhibition is at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, opening June 28-August 13, 2022. Learn www.bridgettemayergallery.com.Julie Goldstein website: www.juliegoldsteinstudio.com; IG: @swmwithme,Check out "Our Reflections" virtual exhibit at The Hut Magazine featuring the painter Ariana Tavares. Learn more at https://thehutsmagazine.com/; IG: @thehuts.magazine.Many thanks to my sponsor Nine 90 Branding :)

I Thought I Knew How: A Podcast about Knitting and Life
Episode 082: Hulda Brynjólfsdóttir

I Thought I Knew How: A Podcast about Knitting and Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 56:43


In this episode, Anne sits down with Hulda Brynjólfsdóttir at Uppspuni Mini Mill to talk about Icelandic wool, sheep farming in Iceland, Hulda's decision to start a mill, and the truly amazing Icelandic yarn she's been able to produce.  Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode I-91 Shop Hop Knit New Haven Morehouse Farm Shawl Patterns and Kits Morehouse Shawl Kit Amy Snell's Ravelry page for her Super Summer ShawlalongUppspuni Mini MillBelfast Mini Mills Istex The Hidden People South Iceland Wool Week Uppspuni Mini Mill at Facebook and Instagram Contact Hulda at the Uppspuni Contact Page or by emailing hulda@uppspuni.is Sponsors Many thanks to Knit New Haven, Morehouse Farm, and my lovely Patrons for their support of the podcast!

Tony on the Mic
Episode 84: Tony on the Mic - Jerome Gross hypnotise

Tony on the Mic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 59:24


Today's guest is a return guest, Jerome Gross – fitness coach, yoga and spiritual guide and, wait for it, hypnotist. We talk more about the mind body connection and the importance of mental and spiritual health for how it affects us and our bodies. We talk about how it takes practice, commitment and most of all a willingness to be better. Most of us, me included are afraid to be better. It is a lot easier to poke fun at stuff that is faulty, than try to rise above it. We talk about past lives, death and the afterlife, and the effects of affirmations. We talk about savants (for lack of better word) There are lots of examples of people who have inherent skills and gifts – Beethoven, Einstein, Darwin, Mozart, Socrates, Isaac Newton – those are extreme examples, and semi easily defined. But it tells you what is possible, what is in us. We can do so much more than we do, the possibilities are infinite! So sit down, strap in, turn on and turn up this hypnotic episode of Tony on the Mic!  Before we start, you should check out Jerome's cites and classes mindbodyfitsd.com He has zoom classes and activities and in person group and individual training – physical and spiritual and mental. Tony DeBlois Learned to play piano at 2 years old. Plays 20 instruments and plays any type of music. Daniel Tammet can “see” numbers, recite pi from memory up to the 22,514 digits. He learned the Icelandic language in one week and made up a language. Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic mute, is an accomplished artist has the ability to draw from the finest details from memory. After Viewing Rome from a helicopter one time, he created a 15 foot mural in great detail.

Book Lover's Companion - The English Version
Episode 59 - Cold as Hell: The Dark Side of Iceland. A conversation with Lilja Sigurdardottir

Book Lover's Companion - The English Version

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 67:11


Our guest in this episode is Icelandic crime fiction author Lilja Sigurdardottir, who is also a playwright and screenwriter. She told us a lot about Icelandic society and it's rapid changes, her interest in domestic violence as a topic for her novels. The influence of screenwriting in writing novels is also a topic as well as the importance of the Iceland sagas for every Icelandic author. Enjoy! Find out more about Lilja and her books here: http://www.liljawriter.com If you like what we do, you might consider buying us a coffee. You can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/booklovercom Follow us: Web: https://book-lovers-companion.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ez.fiction.7/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/book_companion/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6vyAyrh3zzsxNeexfyU0uA Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ez-fiction2/message

RNZ: Nights
World Weather with Erick Brenstrum

RNZ: Nights

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 20:50


Former Metservice Severe Weather Meteorologist, Erick Brensturm joins us once again to take a look at weather events around the world. His topics tonight include record-breaking hurricaine agatha, Iberian droughts, the heatwave in India and Pakistan and a book on climate chance called "On Time and Water",by Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason.

Yoel's Hang Outs Podcast
Icelandic Women VS American Women ft. Ragga, Albert Lau and Clifton Henry

Yoel's Hang Outs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 83:38


People from different countries have different cultures and habits. Similarly, women from different areas of the world are different from each other. In this episode of Yoel's Hangouts podcast, Yoel, Ragga, Albert Lau, and Clifton Henry are talking about Icelandic women and American women, relationships, dating, feminism, ASMR, social media, crypto, and much more.

Jumping through hoops with Hannah Murphy
(Episode 61) - How to build a business on your terms with Silja Thor

Jumping through hoops with Hannah Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 29:38


Silja Thor is an Icelandic serial entrepreneur turned Business Mentor for the new wave of online entrepreneurs who desire to become wildly wealthy by amplifying who they love to be. She helps seasoned business owners indulge in the beauty of simplifying their business by having systems backing up their brilliance so they can scale without exchanging more hours. This creates this lavish spaciousness and it's where their clients get the best of their magic and ultimately the best results. She believes in building the business around you and your life, and honoring your lifestyle desires in this journey and the key to this is focusing on what matters. She's a single mother of her almost 5 year old daughter, India, and has managed to build a highly profitable multiple 6-figure mentoring business by truly amplifying her own magic. She lives in the Netherlands. Links to Silja's work: https://www.facebook.com/groups/simplifynscale https://www.siljathor.com https://www.siljathor.com/lifestylecalculator

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja
Episode #120: Stories Of What God Has Done

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 66:07


Listen to two fascinating testimonies from two special people tied to Loftstofan. 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 is also meeting on Sundays at 14:00 for those interested. If you live in Iceland, or plan on visiting soon, make plans to worship with us in person!

The Wise Fool
Pari Stave, Director of Skaftfell (Iceland)

The Wise Fool

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 37:40


We discussed: Icelandic art, career changes, small town charm, arts funding, bureaucracy, artist residencies, climate change   https://skaftfell.is   People + Places Mentioned: Rúrí - https://ruri.is Dieter Roth - https://www.dieterrothmuseum.org Nordic Alliance of Artists' Residencies on Climate Action (NAARCA) - https://skaftfell.is/en/projects/nordic-alliance-of-artists-residencies-on-climate-action-naarca-2021-2024/ Joe Keys - https://www.joekeys.com     Audio engineering by Mickey at CushAudio Services Music by Peat Biby     Supported in part by: EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein + Norway – https://eeagrants.org               And we appreciate the assistance of our partners in this project: Hunt Kastner – https://huntkastner.com Kunstsentrene i Norge – https://www.kunstsentrene.no  

I Thought I Knew How: A Podcast about Knitting and Life
Episode 81: Jóhanna Þorvaldsdóttir

I Thought I Knew How: A Podcast about Knitting and Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 48:01


In this first episode of season 7, Anne sits down with Jóhanna Þorvaldsdóttir of Haafell Goat Farm to learn about her work preserving a rare species of Icelandic goat. Links to Things Mentioned in This Episode Morehouse Farm Shawls Knit New Haven I-91 Shop Hop Frank Pepe's Pizza Haafell Goat Farm Website, Instagram, Facebook Page. If you'd like to try the cashmere from Jóhanna's goats, contact her through one of the online sources above! If you'd like to get on the waiting list for the 2023 Makkin our Way Through Shetland tours, email Jolene Garriock at info@islandvista.co.uk. If you plan to travel with a companion and want to share a room, be sure to include that in your email. Join Anne's mailing list at her website (scroll down a bit). Patrons will get the first chance to book a space on the Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Tours. Visit the I Thought I Knew How Patreon page to join. 

The SpokenWeb Podcast
Talking Transcription: Accessibility, Collaboration, and Creativity

The SpokenWeb Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 64:22


Transcriptions of podcasts provide visual renderings of audio that increase accessibility. But what are the best practices for transcribing a podcast, specifically a podcast about literary audio? In this episode, Katherine McLeod of ShortCuts and Kelly Cubbon, transcriber of The SpokenWeb Podcast, explore the role of transcription in the making of podcasts and how responsible transcription unfolds through collaboration and conversation. In fact, their episode uncovers just how much transcription is collaboration and conversation.Part One starts with reflections from Katherine and Kelly about how they came to the work of transcription and key concepts that have influenced their thinking throughout the process of making this episode, such as accessibility and ableism. This section also features an interview with Dr. Maya Rae Oppenheimer, a studio arts professor at Concordia University and a regular user of podcast transcripts.Part Two consists of an interview with Judith Burr, the Season 3 SpokenWeb Podcast supervising producer and project manager, about generative challenges that have come up during collaboration on podcast transcription for the podcast and how decision making has evolved over time.And Part Three is an interview with Bára Hladík, a poet, writer, and multimedia artist, about  the convergence of disability, accessibility, technology, and poetics. Here, Bára discusses the healing possibilities of sound and the creative potential of transcripts.SpokenWeb is a monthly podcast produced by the SpokenWeb team as part of distributing the audio collected from (and created using) Canadian Literary archival recordings found at universities across Canada. To find out more about Spokenweb visit: spokenweb.ca . If you love us, let us know! Rate us and leave a comment on Apple Podcasts or say hi on our social media @SpokenWebCanada. Episode Producers:Katherine McLeod @kathmcleod researches archives, performance, and poetry. She has co-edited the collection CanLit Across Media: Unarchiving the Literary Event (with Jason Camlot, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019). She is writing a monograph (under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press) that is a feminist listening to recordings of women poets reading on CBC Radio. She was the 2020-2021 Researcher-in-Residence at the Concordia University Library and, at present, she is an affiliated researcher with SpokenWeb at Concordia, where she is the principal investigator of her SSHRC Insight Development Grant, “Literary Radio: New Approaches to Audio Research” (2021-2023).Kelly Cubbon is a recent graduate of Simon Fraser University's Master of Publishing program. She is a content marketing specialist and perpetual history nerd who is passionate about the transformational power of storytelling in environmental, disability, and social justice. Featured Guests:maya rae oppenheimer (phd) @mayarae is a daughter, sister, aunt, plant-mother of Icelandic and Canary Islander descent who receives financial remuneration as a writer/researcher /educator. She was born in Treaty 1 territory and spent over a decade living in London (UK). maya is now an uninvited guest on Kanien'kehá:ka territory where she preoccupies herself with writing as a social practice and the tangles of narratives that inform our worldviews. Structures of institutional knowledge formation and validation are often the focus of her projects, from museum narratives to histories of social psychology and laboratory experiments. Experimental writing, performance, radical pedagogy, open-access publishing, DIY tactics and rogue archival gestures make up her tool-kit. maya joined the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University in September 2017 as Assistant Professor in Art History. She now works across the Department of Studio Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies in Fine Arts and is the founder of OK Stamp Press.Judith (Judee) Burr is a MA Candidate in the IGS Digital Arts & Humanities theme at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan. Her research uses audio media and storytelling tools to examine the complexities of human culture in fire-adapted landscapes, connecting to the rich world of the digital environmental humanities. She has worked as an environmental researcher and writer on projects including the Value of Rhode Island Forests report and the Forestry for RI Birds project. She also co-founded the live lit reading series Stranger Stories in Providence. She graduated with a BS in Earth Systems and a BA in Philosophy in 2012 from Stanford University, where she contributed to the podcasts Generation Anthropocene and Philosophy Talk.Bára Hladík is a Czech-Canadian writer and multimedia artist. Born in Ktunaxa Territory, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature from the University of British Columbia in 2016. Her work can be found in Contemporary Verse 2, Carte Blanche, EVENT Mag, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Bed Zine, Empty Mirror, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere. Bára's first book New Infinity is published with Metatron Press. She is now a guest in Esquimalt, "B.C." SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES‘About Us', Queer ASLAIM Lab: an experimental research hub concerned with disability, access, and affordances, based at Concordia University.Alt Text Poetry Project by Shannon Finnegan and Bojana Coklyat. Plus, the Alt Text work at the Banff Centre for the Arts: Distinct Aggregations.Amanda Monthei's Life with Fire podcastBara Hladik – poet. artist. Facilitator.Place an order for Bára's first book New Infinity published June 2022.Listen to Bára's ambient electronic album Cosmosis here on Bandcamp.Join Bára for Dreamspells (@dream_spells), a collaborative project with Malek Robbana (@melekyamalek) with a monthly new moon dreamspells eventregistration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpc-ygqTouHtaiP7HfwXvhxLi-GXljKu8oBodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life (BIT)Carmen Papalia, An Accessibility Manifesto for the ArtsDaniel Britton on typeface designDisability Art is the Last Avante Garde with Sean Lee, Secret Feminist Agenda S4E22SoundBox Signals podcast (UBCO)SpokenWeb Podcast Transcription Style GuideTalila A. Lewis, “Working Definition of Ableism January 2022 Update” ‘Terminology', Critical Disability Studies Collective, University of Minnesota“The Show Goes On: Words and Music in a Pandemic” produced by Jason Camlot for The SpokenWeb Podcast“The Voice That is the Poem, ft. Kaie Kellough” produced by Katherine McLeod for ShortCuts on The SpokenWeb Podcast, 03:10. Transcription ToolsDescript (audio and video editing through text, paid), https://www.descript.com/Express Scribe (speech to text, free), https://www.nch.com.au/scribe/index.htmlOtter AI (speech to text and real-time transcription, paid), https://otter.ai/TEMI (speech to text transcription, paid), https://www.temi.com/ Music Credits“Wavicles” from Cosmosis by Zlata (Bára Hladík)“Erudition” from Cosmosis by Zlata (Bára Hladík)“Atmosphere” from Cosmosis by Zlata (Bára Hladík)“Scarlett Overpass” by Kajubaa via Blue Dot SessionsCloud Cave by Kajubaa via Blue Dot SessionsPacific Time by Glass Obelisk via Blue Dot Sessions Sound Effects“campfire in the woods” by craftcrest, ​​https://freesound.org/people/craftcrest/sounds/213804/“Page turn over, Paper turn over page turning” by flag2, https://freesound.org/people/flag2/sounds/63318/“Wall clock ticking” by straget, https://freesound.org/people/straget/sounds/405423/“Mechanical Keyboard Typing” by GeorgeHopkins https://freesound.org/people/GeorgeHopkins/sounds/537244/

Under the Influence with Jo Piazza
Bonus: Secrets of the Sprakkar with Eliza Reid

Under the Influence with Jo Piazza

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 28:24


As women's rights are eroding in the United States, our Women's Day Off (the Internet) is becoming increasingly necessary. While we plan it, we take one more look at Iceland as a model for how to build a better society for everyone and particularly for women. Luckily we don't have to go too far back this time. We can look at the women who are there right now–specifically Iceland's first lady, Eliza Reid. In her book, Secrets of the Sprakkar, she tells the stories of extraordinary Icelandic women to illustrate how the country became a leader in gender equality. Jo and Eliza sat down together to talk about the book and how being a mom in Iceland is just different than in the US. With paid paternity leave, less guilt, less judgment, and a strong sense of sisterhood, there's so much we can learn from Eliza and her country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

No Blackout Dates
S2, Ep. 35: How To Party At The End Of The World

No Blackout Dates

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 51:10


A stunning backdrop makes every party better. No backdrop better proves this than Iceland's Westfjords, which served as the setting for the first-ever Detour Discotheque earlier this year. Jonny Ensall, Ink's Global Editor in Chief and the mastermind behind the shindig, joins No Blackout Dates this week to talk about how he wrangled a crew of top-notch DJs, influencers, and revelers together to join him in the remote, tiny Icelandic village of Thingeyri for a “party at the end of the world.”Eben was fortunate enough to attend the event, so this episode serves as the official debrief between the party planner and the consummate party-goer. With Tim as their witness, the pair discuss such pressing topics as: Why disco was – and is – the best party scene society has ever known, why Icelanders fervently embraced Jonny's festival concept, and how Eben sweet-talked his way into a vodka on the rocks when the bartender was instructed not to pour straight alcohol. In Hot Takes, Tim and Eben discuss the awkwardness of being on a plane full of people you're about to have a crazy life experience with but haven't yet met. And, the pair dive into the metrics behind eating hot food in winter and cold in summer, or vice versa.News of the day: Sleep With Over 1 Million Bees on the First Bee Farm on Airbnb Time To Visit Europe: Dollar-To-Euro Exchange Rate Is the Closest It's Been in Years Relevant links: Detour Discotheque Jonny's MuckRack page Eben's Instagram Tim's Instagram

Travelling Inside Out
Ep. 158 - Summer House with A Mouse

Travelling Inside Out

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 33:15


Alina rambles about her first experience at an Icelandic summer house. Seeing a mouse inside while being all by herself was not a pleasant experience.

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja
Episode #119: Lessons From The Ascension

Sermons From Iceland - Loftstofan Baptistakirkja

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 51:54


Pastor Gunnar Ingi Gunnarsson looks at the lessons we can glean from the Biblical account of Jesus Ascension into heaven after His resurrection. 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 is also meeting on Sundays at 14:00 for those interested. If you live in Iceland, or plan on visiting soon, make plans to worship with us in person!

The Bla Bla Bunker
EP68 How does a polyamorous relationship work - Þórhildur Magnúsdóttir part 2

The Bla Bla Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 64:10


Available on Youtube with video, The Bla Bla Bunker on YT.   This is Part 2 of my talk with Þórhildur Magnúsdóttir in Part 1 we discussed the question "Why do people go for polyamorous relationships"    On this part we discuss the topic of how does a polyamorous relationship work and what is her personal experience of polyamory. We discussed time management in a polyamorous relationship as well as how being polyamorous effects marriage.    Can we love many people at the same time?  How do you explain polyamory to your children when you are a polyamorous parent.    How are polyamorous couples judged and what are the most common questions about polyamory lifestyle.    Þórhildur Magnúsdóttir is an Icelandic woman who has made a career from her passion for increasing people's happiness by making relationships healthier.   https://www.instagram.com/sundurogsaman/

The DTV Digest
Episode 200 - Shark Bait, Cop Secret, Nine Bullets, Shut In, Ghosts of the Ozarks, Image of Victory, Fatal Love, Backtrack

The DTV Digest

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 61:14


in our 200th (!) episode Mike Rich and Steve check out six new releases.... We received the screener for SHARK BAIT the same day we were due to record the episode, but there was no way we were going to miss the opportunity to watch the latest film by director James Nunn, who has consistently delivered excellent DTV thrillers, and this feels like something of a step-change. Check out our review! Next is COP SECRET, an Icelandic love-letter to the buddy cop genre, with all of the nods to Bay, Bruckheimer, et al that you would want. NINE BULLETS finds Lena Heady's hard-hearted burlesque singer taking on the local mob boss in order to protect a child's life... The genre of "person stuck in a single location" has had a lot of traction recently, probably as a consequence of COVID, but SHUT IN takes this to the Nth degree as our protagonist is locked in a pantry and must help her kids keep out of the hands of a child molester! GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS is next - take a listen to find out what we thought! Finally we have IMAGE OF VICTORY, a film set shortly after WW2 and is about a kibbutz under seige by the Egyptian army.   Our short Shot is FATAL LOVE, which sees a young man's marriage hanging by a thread when he starts getting phone calls from an old flame.   The DTV Throwback is BACKTRACK, starring Adrien Brody as a psychiatrist whose patients are more than they seem. Look out for The Loved Ones' Robin McLeavy in the cast!   Follow the Short Shots TWITTER page, where we will be linking to a short film every day!  Don't forget to also check out our main show, the DTV DIGEST on TWITTER and FACEBOOK!

NO ENCORE
327: TOP 5 SONGS WITH WHISTLING / HARRY STYLES REVIEW

NO ENCORE

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 105:01


*Puts fingers in mouth and blows* Oi you, new NO ENCORE over here!Fresh from her Bureau De Change Song Contest victory, Fionnuala Jones joins Craig Fitzpatrick for pop music deep dives and a Top 5 that's been two years in the making. While the cat (Dave) is away, we play Harry Styles' latest album, lots of whistling audio, and… audio from Dave!Then once you've had your fill of the main show, head on over to patreon.com/noencore if you'd like some bonus content.ACT ONE: The glorious return of FJ, as Sonic Architect Adam Shanahan reminisces with her about their recent Eurovision-inspired live triumph and Craig wonders why he's never invited to anything.ACT TWO (15:11): We traverse TikTok algorithms, marketing teams, phallic Icelandic museums and more on our hunt for the biggest news stories around.ACT THREE (41:04): Harry Styles invites us over to Harry's House and we start nitpicking what he's done with the place (ah it's lovely, really).ACT FOUR (1:02:35): The Top 5 Songs With Whistling. Cheeky bangers and wistful odes to the fall of communism. In other words, worth the wait! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Encore!
Cannes 2022: A unique perspective on a 19th-century voyage to Iceland in 'Godland'

Encore!

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 5:19


All eyes are on the films competing for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, but our reporter Olivia Salazar-Winspear has been checking out the “Un Certain Regard” sidebar section. Icelandic director Hlynur Palmason takes us on a cinematic voyage back to 19th-century Iceland in "Godland", as a Danish priest attempts to build a church on the island and encounters natural and human obstacles along the way. We also find out how David Cronenberg's horror film "Crimes of The Future" is being received on the French Riviera. Plus we take a look at events celebrating the festival's 75th anniversary.

Retro Ridoctopus
S4E10 - Ep 076: Iceland Goes Back To The Future (with Leikjarinn)

Retro Ridoctopus

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 162:18


With the help of our favorite Icelandic pal, Birkir Fannar (AKA Leikjarinn, AKA Leik) we travel BACK to 1985 to gush over the classic movie trilogy BACK TO THE FUTURE. We discuss the films themselves and what they've meant to us over the years. Leik (who stayed up really late to record with us due to the time difference) goes into how huge the movies were in Iceland, providing a unique cultural perspective as well as plenty of laughs. Later we'll ask this week's OCTOPONDER THIS and read the answers all you RETROIDS left in the group. And finally Parasite Steve will drop his first DIE MONSTER of the season! Follow Leik on Twitter @Leikjarinn and watch out for his new YouTube channel when it drops! ----------------------------------------Retro Ridoctopus is:• Parasite Steve (read)• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)• Nintenjoe (subscribe)----------------------------------------All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile Retro Ridoctopus is part of the Dorkening Podcast Network , the Inebri-Art Podcast Network and is brought to you by Deadly Grounds Coffee ! Find out more at https://retro-ridoctopus.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Austin Music Minute – KUTX
Sigur Ros at ACL Live

Austin Music Minute – KUTX

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 2:21


The long awaited world tour of Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Rós is underway, their first in nearly five years, and includes stops in Mexico, Japan, and Canada as well as the U.S. And the band's been working on their next new studio album, the first since their 2013 release, Kveikur. Though the shows will spotlight […]

Crossing the Streams with Brent and Aaron

Aaron and Brent look at music from an Iceland band started by a group of childhood friends and a collection of musicians considered one of the 70s' first supergroups. With a name that means "the voice" in Hawaiian, Aaron spotlights three songs from the Icelandic group KALEO. Featuring members of bands like Free, Mott The Hoople and King Crimson, Brent highlights three songs from the career of Bad Company. Visit www.crossingthestreamspodcast.com for extended show notes.

The History Hour
The war in Transnistria

The History Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 50:08


With speculation mounting that President Putin might mount an attack on Moldova, Max Pearson hears a first-hand account of the war in the 1990s between the Moldovans and Russian-backed separatists in the disputed region of Transnistria. There's also a chilling story from the Cold War about how a Soviet air defence official prevented a potential catastrophe by realising that a computer warning about a US nuclear attack was a false alarm. In the second-half of the History Hour, an Egyptian poet remembers how 48 hours of unrest in 1977 forced the government to scrap a huge increase in the cost of bread, and an Icelandic geophysicist recalls how the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano caused disruption all over Europe. PHOTO: Russian-speaking Transnistrian fighters during the war (Getty Images)

Final Girls Feast
Episode 43: Tilbury

Final Girls Feast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 21:30


Sarah and Carrie are back to discuss Tilbury (1987), the wacky Icelandic movie and first of our May folk horror films. We've got lots of milk, lots of butter, Cadbury chocolate, fork stabbing and more! 

Witness History
Eyjafjallajökull: The volcano that stopped Europe

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 8:59


In 2010, a previously little-known Icelandic volcano erupted twice, sending a huge plume of volcanic ash all over Europe. The ash cloud grounded flights for days, causing inconvenience for millions of passengers. Reena Stanton-Sharma talks to Icelandic geophysicist and Eyjafjallajökull-watcher, Sigrun Hreinsdottir. (Photo: The awesome power of Eyjafjallajökull. Credit: Getty Images)

Southern Bramble: a Podcast of Crooked Ways
Season 2, Episode 11: Icelandic Magic with Albert Björn

Southern Bramble: a Podcast of Crooked Ways

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 90:44


In this episode, we interview Albert an Icelandic folk magic practitioner. We talk about the history of spirituality and its evolution through time in Iceland, as well as it's practical use for practitioners today. You'll have to forgive a few technical difficulties that plagued the recording of this episode. Ultimately nothing important was truly lost.

Umphreak Parents Podcast
A Conversation with Rob Stark

Umphreak Parents Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 60:05


This week I am very pleased to welcome to the show, the guitarist for Atlanta based jam/rock band Hum Ripple, Rob Stark!Rob talks about his band, and how the current line up came togetherWhat 2020 and the pandemic was like for himThe Atlanta music sceneWhat Hum Ripple has on deck for the summer - check out their July 9th show at Smith's Olde Bar - Grab your tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/7yzfc5tyRob shares how Umphrey's inspires him in his personal, and professional lifeHis journey with music + musical influences (other than UM)How the album Anchor Drops inspired, influenced, and changed his lifeWhat song he would love to hear Umphrey's coverWhat UM songs Hum Ripple has coveredTheir 2020 3.P released in 2019 (available on Spotify)And a whole bunch more!Episode 194: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/the-rockjavik-episodeNugs.net Icelandic highlights playlist: https://2nu.gs/3Kazn5qDATC Media Company: https://datcmediacompany.comCrooked Conversations: https://datcmediacompany.com/some-variations-2Email: droppedamongthiscrowdpod@gmail.comShow Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/droppedamongthiscrowdpodcast/Show Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/droppedamongthiscrowd/Twitter: https://twitter.com/amongthiscrowdBook a conversation on "Dropped among this Crowd":https://datcmediacompany.com/contact/ola/services/be-on-dropped-among-this-crowd-podcast"Dropped Among This Crowd" Official Store: https://datcmediacompany.com/datc-storeUmphrey's McGee Tour Dates:https://www.umphreys.com/tour/Where you can listen to the Umphreys "WOW" Show: https://the-umphreys-wow-show-with-rob-turner-jimmy-knowledge.simplecast.com/Wall of "WOW": https://datcmediacompany.com/wall-of-%22wow%22-wednesdayJam Cruise: https://jamcruise.com/Resonate Festival: https://essentialproductions.ticketspice.com/resonance2022https://www.umphreys.com/2022/05/new-years-eve-2022-in-atlanta/Where you can find this week's guest on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humripple/Twitter: https://twitter.com/humrippleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/humrippleYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPfD0DOKOwGB1bVVIHkb_QWhere you can listen to Hum Ripple's 2020 3.P on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0kPqrtTTAnIaAw3yq4tMKq?si=DgBYCHQBT3-zIdb01IehmQ

The Serial Killer Podcast
Axlar-Björn | The Icelandic Axe Murderer

The Serial Killer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 29:56


Imagine if you will, dear listener, a land of ice and fire. An island, surrounded on all sides by thousands of kilometres of open ocean. 1472 km to the east lies most of its inhabitant's original homeland, Norway. To the south, 1233km away, lies Scotland. To the west, 1210km away, lies Greenland and finally, about 2500km to the north; the arctic icecap surrounding the north pole. During the Viking era, around 800 AD, thousands of Norwegians fled and/or emigrated from Norway to IcelandBecome a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/theserialkillerpodcastWebsite: https://www.theserialkillerpodcast.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/serialkillerpodSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-serial-killer-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Consortium News
CN Live! S3E7 - ASSANGE ON THE BRINK

Consortium News

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 85:01


There have been two dramatic developments in the U.S. case against imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange within the past two weeks. The Icelandic newsmagazine Stundin on June 26 revealed that a key U.S. witness in the indictment of Assange for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion had changed his story. And on Wednesday the High Court in London allowed the U.S. to appeal a Jan. 4 magistrate's decision against extraditing Assange to the U.S. because of his mental health and the harsh conditions of U.S. prisons, making him a threat for suicide. The High Court said, however, that the U.S. could not appeal the judgement of Assange's health but only that of U.S. prisons. The U.S. promised it would not put Assange under special measures of isolation if he were extradited and if convicted, would allow him to serve his sentence in Australia. The U.S. has a history of broken promises in such cases. For example, in the September 2020 Assange extradition hearing, lawyer Lindsay A. Lewis testified that the UK had imposed this condition for humanitarian reasons on Abu Hamsa, a prisoner who had lost both hands, but once on U.S. soil, Hamsa was placed in isolation. Joining us to discuss these two major developments will be WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson; ex-Icelandic Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson (on how he resisted an FBI sting against Assange); Stundin journalist Bjartmar Oddur Þeyr Alexandersson (on his piece about Siggi Thordarson); Australian MP Julian Hill; Consortium News legal analyst Alexander Mercouris and radio host and CN columnist John Kiriakou, who was imprisoned for blowing the whistle on the CIA's torture program. Produced by Cathy Vogan, watch it here live with your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria at 9 am EDT; 1 pm in Iceland (GMT); 2 pm BST in the U.K. and 11 pm AEST in Australia

Macro n Cheese
A Macro View of Iceland with Ólafur Margeirsson

Macro n Cheese

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 58:53


**Transcripts and extras for this episode can be found at realprogressives.org/macro-n-cheese-podcast.** Iceland's economy is an example of MMT working the way MMT economists say it works. It is the second smallest free-floating currency in the world. However, despite its size, conditions are dramatically different than in a country like Greece, shackled to a currency outside its control. For better or worse, Iceland has a bit of monetary sovereignty. “When you have your own currency, you can develop your economy by very smart economic decisions, domestic investments that build up the production capacity of the economy. Or you can use that currency to basically create a credit bubble, which then runs the economy to the ground.” Steve's guest, Ólafur Margeirsson, has written more than 250 articles on the Icelandic economy over the past decade and, until recently, had a unique vantage point as an alternate member of the Central Bank of Iceland's Supervisory Board. Despite Icelandic society's Nordic influences, in this episode you'll hear echoes of our past interviews with Fadhel Kaboub on the global South. With those countries it shares obstacles that arise from not producing all that they need. Its currency isn't internationally accepted, so exports must generate income in foreign currencies to pay for imported goods. Iceland relies on three main exports - aluminum, fishing, and tourism – each about a third of the gross exports. These are vulnerable to all the problems of modern economies. The aluminum smelters are owned by foreign companies, so the profits do not benefit Iceland. Poorly managing their resources resulted in over-fishing, a blight on both the environment and the livelihoods of a sector of the population. Tourism, which helped Iceland recover from the 2008 global financial crisis, is dependent on the economic health of other countries. Like the US, shadow banking has been a huge problem, but unlike the US, it's not a problem anymore. Not since 2008. There are other differences. Unlike the US, Iceland has a strong social welfare system. By saying no to austerity, it recovered from the GFC more rapidly. Instead of a standing military, Iceland has a SWAT team (of maybe 20 people?) which is the only weaponized force in Iceland. Imagine that. One more thing - shortly after the 2008 crisis they had a Debt Jubilee. “...proving the point that an economy that has its own currency can finance whatever it wants to. If it wants to finance a Debt Jubilee for the people, it can finance a Debt Jubilee for the people. Will it have economic consequences? Obviously.” … “So it goes back to the point that MMT always hammers on. If the problem is money, it's not a problem. If the problem is inflation, it is a problem. and that's something that actually I think Iceland has proven as well. Repeatedly.” Iceland is not a socialist paradise, but its story is instructive. With the clarity of his MMT perspective, Ólafur is an ideal tour guide. Ólafur Margeirsson writes about the Icelandic economy and specializes in financial instability, foreign direct investment, MMT, and real estate. Until recently he sat on the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Iceland as an alternate member. Currently, he is head of Global Real Estate Research at Credit Suisse. https://www.patreon.com/icelandicecon @icelandicecon on Twitter

Conspiracy Unlimited: Following The Truth Wherever It Leads

EPISODE #729 A UFO ADVENTURE WITH THE GREYS Richard welcomes a UFO and paranormal investigator along with special guest Dolly Safran who claims to be a lifelong extraterrestrial experiencer. They will discuss her relationship with the grey aliens which began with an alleged abduction when she was fourteen. Guest: 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 29 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal. Several of his books have been Amazon UFO bestsellers. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Fate, Atlantis Rising, MUFON UFO Journal, Nexus, Paranormal Magazine, UFO Magazine, Phenomena Magazine, Mysteries Magazine, Ufologist and others. His writing has been translated into several different languages including German, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Icelandic. BOOKS: Ghosts of Greater Los Angeles California Ghosts UFOs Over New York UFOs and Aliens Out-of-Body Exploring: A Beginner's Approach UFOs Over California UFOs Over New Mexico Inside UFOs: True Accounts of Contact with Extraterrestrials The Healing Power of UFOs Schoolyard UFO Encounters Onboard UFO Encounters UFOs at the Drive-In Wondrous: 25 True UFO Encounters Symmetry: A True UFO Adventure SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!!! COPY MY CRYPTO - Discover how over 1,300 people - many of who know nothing about crypto or how to invest - are building rapid wealth the cabal can never steal - "You don't need to know a thing about cryptocurrency if you copy someone who does" CopyMyCrypto.com/Dollar Life Change and Formula 13 Teas All Organic, No Caffeine, Non-GMO!  More Energy!   GET THE CONSPIRACY SPECIAL HERE   C60EVO -The Secret is out about this powerful anti-oxidant. The Purest C60 available is ESS60.  Buy Direct from the Source.  Buy   BECOME A PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER FOR LESS THAN $2 PER MONTH If you're a fan of this podcast, I hope you'll consider becoming a Premium Subscriber.  For just $1.99 per month, subscribers to my Strange Planet Plus gain access to two exclusives, commercial-free episodes per month. They also gain access to my back catalogue of episodes.

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep
Litill and Tritill

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 29:57


Tonight, we'll read an Icelandic fairy tale called “Litill, Tritill, the Birds, and the Peasant Lad” translated and edited by Mrs. A. W. Hall and published in 1897.Like many folk and fairy tales, the exact origins are complicated and sometimes unclear. The more well-known “Crimson Fairy Book” edited by Andrew Lang cites this story as having Hungarian origin. However, there are at least two earlier publications that are specifically Icelandic compilations that include this story.— read by N — Listen Ad-Free on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

History of the World podcast
Vol 4 Ep 24 - PROFILE - Snorri Sturluson

History of the World podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 48:28


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.

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett
The Greys, Skunk Apes, Little People, and Underground Bases

The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 105:42


THE GREYS In the first hour, Richard welcomes a UFO and paranormal investigator along with special guest Dolly Safran who claims to be a lifelong extraterrestrial experiencer. They will discuss her relationship with the grey aliens which began with an alleged abduction when she was fourteen. ? ? http://www.prestondennett.weebly.com/ Guest: 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 29 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal. Several of his books have been Amazon UFO bestsellers. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Fate, Atlantis Rising, MUFON UFO Journal, Nexus, Paranormal Magazine, UFO Magazine, Phenomena Magazine, Mysteries Magazine, Ufologist and others. His writing has been translated into several different languages including German, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Icelandic. BOOKS: Undersea UFO Base https://www.amazon.com/Undersea-UFO-B... Ghosts of Greater Los Angeles http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Greater-... California Ghosts http://www.amazon.com/California-Ghos... UFOs Over New York http://www.amazon.com/UFOs-Over-New-Y... UFOs and Aliens http://www.amazon.com/Aliens-Mysterie... Out-of-Body Exploring: A Beginner

Saga Thing
Saga Brief 24 - The Northman Interview with Robert Eggers and Sjón

Saga Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 87:44


In this episode, John and Andy sit down with Robert Eggers and Sjón to chat about the stories behind their recently released saga-inspired film The Northman. That's right, we're talking to the director and co-writers of the biggest Viking film to be released since Kirk Douglas was a star! Stick around for the last 20-30 minutes where the four of us work together to put The Northman on trial Saga Thing style. Warning: This conversation is full of spoilers from the very beginning. If you haven't seen the film yet, you'll want to run out and see it before listening. If you're on the fence about seeing it, then give the episode a listen. Either way, we hope this interview will help you to better appreciate something of the process of creating a large-scale Viking epic for the 21st century and the unparalleled effort to accurately and respectfully adapt Viking Age culture and saga literature for the big screen. The attention to detail in The Northman reflects a great deal of careful research, time, and a genuine love for the rich literary tradition of the Icelandic sagas and Old Norse mythology. Our thanks to Robert and Sjón for the generous gift of their time and good humor on the Monday morning after the film's release. And a special thank you to Garrett for helping to set it all up. Music Credits Opening song – Icelandic Folk Music: Tröllaslagur Outro – Ólafur Liljurós  

TRIVIALITY - A Trivia Game Show Podcast
260: Icelandic Upper Decker

TRIVIALITY - A Trivia Game Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 64:09


Savage Superstar Bettina Masschaele returns to host this excellent episode! Oakland 5 patron Fúsi teams up with Jeff to take on Matt and Neal in this whirlwind world tour. The spirit misleads, Jeff gets Curious, and Neal wants to know- is this a thing? Only one team can rise to the top.   Buy Neal's new book at: http://www.trivialitypodcast.com/swayze Supporters: https://www.trivialitypodcast.com/the-cream-of-the-crop/ Support us Directly: www.Patreon.com/TrivialityPodcast   Please RATE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes or your preferred podcast app! Follow us on social media, and support the show on Patreon for great perks! www.TrivialityPodcast.com www.Facebook.com/TrivialityPod www.Twitter.com/TrivialityPod Want to hear your trivia question during an episode? Send us question to the email: TrivialityPodcast@Gmail.com with the subject QUESTION 5 and a host's name (Ken, Matt, Neal, or Jeff). We will read one listener submitted question per round. [New Episodes Every Tuesday] © Triviality – 2022

Strong Sense of Place
Iceland: Warrior Poets, Emo Horses, and Maybe (Probably) Elves

Strong Sense of Place

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 60:32


With all those dramatic volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland has become known as the Land of Fire and Ice. But we like to think of it as the Land of Legends and Poetry,  a place to go adventuring with your extrovert pals, then curl up with a great book and a cozy sweater for some epic introverting. Literature is baked into Icelandic culture, starting with the Sagas and carrying through medieval warrior poets to today: The capital city of Reykjavík is a designated UNESCO City of Literature and home to both the Iceland Writers Retreat and the Iceland Noir Festival. When you're ready to explore the island, start in the capital for fancy cocktails, the vibrant food scene, and friendly locals. Then hit the road — the Ring Road — to circumnavigate the island and see fantastical sites along the way: volcanoes and lava fields, waterfalls and glaciers, puffins and horses with emo bangs, the black church and dramatic sea cliffs — plus northern lights, turquoise-colored hot springs, a troll or two, and wee elf houses. In this episode, we dig into the charming idiosyncrasies of the Icelandic language, get real about Vikings, and celebrate powerful Icelandic women. We also recommend five great books that transported us there on the page: The Island by Ragnar Jónasson How Iceland Changed the World by Egill Bjarnason The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley For more on the books we recommend, plus the other cool stuff we talk about, visit show notes at http://strongsenseofplace.com/podcasts/2022-04-25-iceland Do you enjoy our show? Do you want access to awesome bonus content? Please support our work on Patreon! Every little bit helps us keep the show going and makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside - https://www.patreon.com/strongsenseofplace As always, you can follow us at: Our web site at Strong Sense of Place Patreon Twitter  Instagram Facebook YouTube