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A podcast about the history, culture and folklore of Iceland.

A podcast about the history, culture and folklore of Iceland.
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Location:

Iceland

Description:

A podcast about the history, culture and folklore of Iceland.

Language:

English

Contact:

+3546916938


Episodes

STOI014 The Hornless Cow and The Carl's Son

12/9/2018
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Búkolla is one of the most famous Iceland folk-tales. It is reimagined almost every year in books, songs and art. In this episode you will hear the story and get a little context as well.

Duration:00:15:54

STOI013 Whose People Are You?

9/19/2018
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Icelanders are obsessed with genealogy. In this episode this gets traced back a thousand years. The connection we have to the settlers, foreign royalty and what the records don't say.

Duration:00:23:54

STOI012 Gable Mountain Farm

7/15/2018
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In Vopnafjörður there is a farm called Bustarfell which has long history and is connected to many stories.

Duration:00:30:29

STOI011 Where is Haukur?

6/23/2018
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The story of Haukur Hilmarsson, an Icelandic activist who tried to save Icelandic nature, asylums seekers and the Kurdish people.

Duration:00:28:02

STOI010 The Icelandic Sport Saga

6/16/2018
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As the Icelandic men's football team starts its first game ever at the World Cup it is fitting to look back in time at the sports of Iceland, from the sagas to the vikingclap.

Duration:00:18:19

STOI009 Special Video Episode (Free)

6/8/2018
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A special free video episode on www.patreon.com/storiesoficeland

Duration:00:01:36

STOI008 Ragnar Furry Pants and the Sagas

5/25/2018
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Ragnar Loðbrók (furry pants) is one of the most famous heroes of Icelandic literature. Today he is more famous as the lead character of the television series Vikings but here is the original story.

Duration:00:24:28

STOI007 The Deacon of Dark-River (Folktale Special)

4/23/2018
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A episode devoted to the folktale The Deacon of Dark-River - including a reading of the tale.

Duration:00:14:51

STOI006 What's in an Icelandic Name

3/17/2018
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The patronymic naming system used in Iceland is rather perplexing and we have unusual laws dealing with both first names and last names.

Duration:00:20:30

STOI005 Hear, Smith of Heavens

2/10/2018
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An old poem serves as an introduction to the most violent age of Icelandic history.

Duration:00:22:29

STOI004 Yule - Not Christmas

12/20/2017
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Iceland has thirteen Yule-Lads, a cat which eats children, strange songs and a long colorful history of celebrating Jól.

Duration:00:30:57

STOI003 The Thing About Þings

11/27/2017
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A word you hear again and again in Iceland is þing but what does it really mean and what is its history? We take a journey through the ages of Iceland to figure it out.

Duration:00:23:15

STOI002 Smoke by the Water

10/3/2017
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This is the story of Reykjavík but also about how Iceland was discovered.

Duration:00:22:33

STOI001 Troublemaker Valley

8/12/2017
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In the north of Iceland there is Valley called Svarfaðardalur. It has long history, beautiful scenery and great stories. From the ghosts of the Sagas to the impoverished children of the early twentieth centuries.

Duration:00:44:02