The Raisin at the Hot Dog's End

Your homo/negro report from Iceland. Join Jonas and Lydia, two Texan-Americans living in Iceland, as they crack wise about what they find noteworthy about their adopted country. From gobbling pickled ram’s testicles and public pooping to social commentary and tips for visitors (what’s that lurking at the bottom of the Blue Lagoon? Nothing, but there totally used to be). Get to know Iceland—the good, the bad and the sheepy—with Jonas and Lydia.

22:15:46 2021-08-20
Jonas and Lydia spend yet another summer on The Rock but still manage to keep themselves entertained, visiting the newest most trendiest place in Iceland, Sky Lagoon, and exploring the Eastfjords. And no, you’re not losing your hearing, that high pitche...
21:40:56 2021-04-20
Jonas and Lydia munch on blue berries, talk knitting, Lydia’s crazy cat lady potential, the c-word (no, not that c-word), and the latest on the volcanic eruptions in Iceland.Links mentioned in this episode:Lydia’s scarfFoxes Afloat YouTube channelLink...
21:37:37 2021-03-20
Jonas and Lydia talk about the recent volcanic eruption near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur (Castration Valley), Iceland opening its borders to tourists once again, explore the wonders of knitting and provide their live and direct commentary on the music...
21:59:40 2021-01-13
They’re ba-ack! Just like the ghosts that kidnapped little Carol Anne in the movie Poltergeist. Jonas and Lydia review what went well and what went terribly wrong in 2020, all the while trying desperately to remain positive despite the bad taste 2020 a...
22:17:33 2020-09-07
Take a vicarious virus-free vacay with the Raisin at the Hot Dog's End as your fearless hosts explore this ghost town of an island (cue tumbleweed) after the tourist pipe got shut off in this two-part episode. So dust off your virtual luggage and come tak...
21:42:30 2020-08-31
Take a vicarious virus-free vacay with the Raisin at the Hot Dog's End as your fearless hosts explore this ghost town of an island (cue tumbleweed) after the tourist pipe got shut off in this two-part episode.Part 1, in which Jonas and Lydia do some light...
21:48:32 2020-07-10
Turmoil is still the watchword of 2020. Lydia and Jonas give updates on how things are going in Iceland during this turbulent time, including the local media’s shitty coverage of the fire that claimed the lives of three immigrants, how Black Lives Matte...
21:46:08 2020-06-10
#25 MAYBE THE SHEEP ARE TOO PICKYWell, shit, 2020 sure took a turn for the worse, but Jonas and Lydia soldier on. Iceland is approaching Covid-19-free status and gasoline has been thrown onto the dumpster fire that is their homeland (that's the US of A). ...
21:47:33 2020-02-14
#24 IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE AGE OF THE PLANEJonas and Lydia are hunkered down for winter and in Iceland, winter never seems to end. The weather is shit, there’s little to no sunlight and sickness is inescapable. The hopes and dreams of the new yea...
21:40:12 2019-12-20
Hear more about the Icelandic Christmas Spirit in episode 16 Jólin koma.Intro: "Winter Wonderland" by Bing CrosbyOutro: "Christmas Time is Here - Vocal" by Vince Guaraldi TrioThe song Jonas is singing and wanted to make the intro but Lydia forgot to add ...
22:01:20 2019-11-15
#23 GENDER SNAPS/CRAMPONS BY CRAMPAX Jonas and Lydia bring you the signs of Icelandic winter to come and discuss how they prepare for the impending Christmas mirth and post holidays gloom. Along the way they delve into Swedish and Danish (languages and fo...
21:19:36 2019-09-04
THIS IS NOT SPONSORED CONTENT, Y'ALL. FER REAL.Just so you know, we are absolutely not getting paid for any of this. None of this is an advertisement or sponsored content or a "collaboration" (can you sense our collective eye roll?) with any com...
22:36:48 2019-08-28
#22 THE TROOF HURTS In the light of some pretty schlocky "guides to Iceland" we've seen in some publications that could do better (we're lookin at you, Guardian!) Jonas and Lydia give you their no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes, boxing-gloves-o...
21:56:33 2019-06-02
#21 THICKLY SETTLED On a beautiful day in sunny Reykjavík, Iceland, Jonas and Lydia talk whale carcasses, the effectiveness of tourism boycotts, Eurovision, abortion bans and what it really means to be thickly settled. Summer 2019 is off to a simply smas...
21:59:31 2019-05-03
#Episode #20 #20 Too Sexy For Your Eagle Happy anniversary little raisins! It's been one year since Jonas and Lydia first plugged in the old Snowball mic and let you listen in on their therapy sessions cleverly disguised as a podcast. You're welcome. On ...
21:41:36 2019-04-15
#Episode #19 #19 Everything is Fine Spring has sprung in Iceland but the spring spirit has yet to take hold. Jonas and Lydia are a bit down in the doldrums but there are some bright spots, some metaphorical crocuses if you will, peeping through the dirt t...
22:09:39 2019-02-15
#Episode #18 #18 Beyond Björk Don’t get us wrong, Björk, Sigur Rós, GusGus and Of Monsters and Men are great but there’s a lot more to Icelandic music. In this episode, we’ll begin our journey into the Icelandic music landscape and introduce you ...
21:54:28 2019-01-18
#Episode #17 #17 The Year of Joy (no tidying necessary) Happy New Year and Gleðilegt ár! It's a new year and Jonas and Lydia are all about doing things that bring them joy. Find out how they (and Icelanders) ring in the New Year and their plans for The ...
21:51:16 2018-12-19
#Episode #16 Jólin koma Jólin koma (Christmas is coming) and so is murder, mayhem, monstrous trolls and classist felines. It’s Christmastime in Iceland. Jonas and Lydia explore the figurative and literal darkness of winter, the aggressive, angry mirth...
21:49:54 2018-11-22
#Episode #15 THANKSGIVING Christmas trees and lights are popping up all over Reykjavík, office Christmas parties are in full swing and children are whispering in delight, “jólin koma”...and it’s still November. Back in the old country, Christmas t...
21:35:00 2018-10-29
#Episode #14 BACK TO THE DARK SIDE The shadow of the cold, clammy hands of winter's dark is falling across Iceland and getting Jonas and Lydia in the mood--not that kind of mood, get your minds' out of the gutter--in the mood for scary stories. Jonas brin...
22:05:36 2018-09-21
#Episode #13 The Isms We’re back from our summer break and ready to dig into a meaty topic as we launch season two of The Raisin at the Hot Dog’s End. We’re talking -isms. Lydia and Jonas have lived in the American South, New England and Iceland, an...
21:06:48 2018-07-31
#Mini Episode #01 How to Vote While Living Abroad Visit the website for FVAP (Federal Voting Assistance Program), which will give you more specific instructions for your state and district. BUT DO NOT WAIT! Some state cut-off times to register are in ear...
22:02:17 2018-07-28
#Episode #12 Reykjavík Night Life or Black Death and Fire Wine If Jonas and Lydia know anything, it's that a night on the town in Reykjavík doesn't have to include drunken debauchery cause, you know, they're too old for that shit. But if that's your th...
22:03:35 2018-07-13
#Episode #11 Hidden Gems Jonas and Lydia talk hidden gems, sights to see off the beaten path and sing old American TV show theme songs. THIS IS NOT SPONSORED CONTENT, Y'ALL. FER REAL. Just so you know, we are absolutely not getting paid for any of this. N...
22:07:12 2018-06-22
#Episode #10 #NOTALLICELANDERS We're into the double digits folks and now it's time to get down to the nitty and the gritty. This time we're taking off the gloves and talking Icelanders and their idiosyncrasies. NB: We’re making sweeping generalizations...
21:52:19 2018-06-08
#Episode #9 GOING MEDIEVAL ON YOUR SNÆFELLSNES Snufflegrass? Schnozzlefat? Snookerflip? No, it's Snæfellsnes week! Lydia and Jonas get real with the story of Guðríður the far-traveller, a 10th-century bad-ass Snæfellsnesian lady who went through hus...
22:09:57 2018-06-01
#Episode #8 LAMB'S HEAD AND LICORICE AND HOT DOGS, OH MY! The food gauntlet has been thrown down. Who dares accept the challenge? Lydia and Jonas introduce you to the sometimes delish, often repulsive, but entirely unique world of Icelandic gastronomy. Th...
22:04:11 2018-05-25
#Episode #7 WAY OUT WEST, WAY UP NORTH Lydia and Jonas take to the road this episode—Lydia to the Westfjords and Jonas to Akureyri—and discuss the trials, tribulations and pastries they encountered along the way. What dangers lie in the mountains and ...
21:59:20 2018-05-18
#Episode #6 LAMBVISION In this week's episode, Lydia and Jonas talk about their weekend adventures including exploring the politically charged weirdness that is Eurovision, lambing season, bad swimming pool etiquette, Icelandic film and the Christian cale...
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