From Iceland — Grapevine Podcast: First Impressions #2 - Icelandic Media

Grapevine Podcast: First Impressions #2 – Icelandic Media

Published January 6, 2020

Just like everyone else in Iceland, the office of The Grapevine is lucky enough to receive people from all over the world. And of course, just like everyone else in Iceland, these people have opinions they can’t wait to share. In “First impressions” The Grapevine’s interns share their thoughts on Icelandic culture and Icelanders’ habits. Learn first-hand about what they think is weird, inspiring, and flat-out gross about Iceland. And since comparisons are inevitable, they’re bound to share things about their home countries. With food reviews, media talks, and a lot more questions than answers, they show that Iceland is a beautiful but confusing place.

In this episode, Inês and Sam take on Icelandic media’s peculiarities. Topics include profanity being allowed on radio and TV, Sign Language News reporting, and much more. They even praise Icelandic movie theatres for the English subtitles and foreign films, as well as the libraries and bookstores for the bountiful selection of media geared towards non-Icelandic speakers. As an extra, Sam even teaches us what VPN’s are all about since streaming services are quite limited in the land of ice and fire.

As ever The Reykjavík Grapevine heads for world domination, and the first part of our complex scheme is, of course, Podcast. You can get our newest podcast on all of the usual platforms, from Spotify to Soundcloud, to all of the podcast apps you can find on your phone. Not only that, but we are also looking for talent out there. If you have a great idea for a podcast, feel free to email us at or Or both, if you want to be safe. Our only rule is that the podcast is related in some way to Iceland.

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