Home Alone
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
6M ago
Two tales about the perils of being left home alone during Yule. [Today, December 22. 2023, there is currently no volcanic eruption, that might change soon ..read more
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My Cursed Ancestors
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
7M ago
In the 17th century, Iceland was thrown into a panic about witchcraft. My ancestor Einar Nikulásson lived through almost the exact period of the “age of burning” and has gone down in folklore as “Galdrameistari” or “master of sorcery”. These stories also implicated his descendants, especially Þórarinn Einarson, Jón Einarsson and Einar Jónsson (the last two are also my ancestors). This episode explores these stories and the reputations of these real men, earned and unearned ..read more
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It Takes Too Long To Fill The Souls Of Priests
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
8M ago
A long awaited tale with an introduction and preamble about volcanic eruptions ..read more
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Bobby Fischer in Iceland
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
1y ago
Bobby Fischer was a chess phenomenon, likely to most famous player to ever play the game. He wound up a fugitive who ended his life as an Icelandic citizen. This episode tells the story of Bobby Fischer in Iceland. AP videos (Bobby Fischer in Iceland) Bobby Fischer on 60 Minutes (pre-match) Bobby Fischer and Bob Hope Bobby Fischer and Johnny Carson Bobby Fischer on Dick Cavett (pre-match) Bobby Fischer on Dick Cavett (as World Champion ..read more
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That Reminds Me of a Story
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
1y ago
Episode fifty is an opportunity to think about the future of the podcast ..read more
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The Matter of Atli
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
1y ago
Where everyone …. lives happily ever after? This is the third episode based on The Saga of the Völsungs, the last part of the story. We follow Guðrún and her relationship with Atli (aka Attila the Hun). There is a bit of tragedy. A lot of violence and a horrific scene which is not meant for children (even though children are involved ..read more
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The Shield Maiden's Wrath
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
1y ago
A continuation of Völsunga Saga ..read more
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The Dragon's Bane
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
1y ago
It is said that tales of dragons and dragon slayers are universal. That is not quite true. This is a story that has been retold in numerous ways. This isn’t the “original” but it is one of the oldest we know ..read more
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A Winter in Iceland 1834-1835
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
1y ago
The Hon. Arthur Dillon visited Iceland in 1834. He spent a little over a year in the country and later published a book about his travels. This episode covers both his observations on the Icelandic winter and his lasting legacy in the country ..read more
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The Beast of Katanes
Stories of Iceland
by Óli Gneisti Sóleyjarson
1y ago
The Monster Hunt (by Benedikt Gröndal?)The monster with the long tail ..read more
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