36 episodes

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.

The Raisin at the Hot Dog's End Jonas & Lydia

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

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.

    #32 Hot Vax Summer or Fruity and Full-Bodied

    #32 Hot Vax Summer or Fruity and Full-Bodied

    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 pitched whirring sound is just Lydia’s refrigerator.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #31 I Spy Something That Rhymes with Wolcano

    #31 I Spy Something That Rhymes with Wolcano

    Jonas and Lydia munch on blueberries, talk knitting, Lydia’s crazy cat lady potential, reinstated restrictions, the C-word (no, not that c-word), the latest on the volcanic eruptions in Iceland and sing a little Barbra Streisand.

    • 40 min
    #30 Eruption in Castration Valley

    #30 Eruption in Castration Valley

    Jonas and Lydia talk about the recent volcanic eruption near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur (Castration Valley), Iceland once again opening its borders to tourists, explore the wonders of knitting and provide their live and direct commentary on the music video for Iceland’s 2021 entry for Eurovision, 10 Years by Daði og Gagnamagnið.

    • 37 min
    #29 You Won’t Believe What Iceland Charges for Cheese!

    #29 You Won’t Believe What Iceland Charges for Cheese!

    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 and the first seven days of 2021 have left in their mouths. Explosive diarrhea can have that effect. And as expected, everything eventually comes back to drag, ‘wrastling,’ books and cheese.
    Bless, bless y’all.

    • 59 min
    #28 Vicarious Vacays: Part 2

    #28 Vicarious Vacays: Part 2

    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.

    In Part 2, Jonas and friends explore the northern and southern reaches of Iceland, including the Sardinia of the North, Ólafsjörður, and Iceland's very own volcanic darlings, the Westmann Islands. Lydia and Jonas both visit the island of Hrísey but with two completely different perspectives.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #27 Vicarious Vacays: Part 1

    #27 Vicarious Vacays: Part 1

    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, requisite whining about the locals' distaste for following rules set out to combat Iceland's second Covid wave. But changing gears they regale you with the details of their extravagant, extensive travels this summer on the island that Covid forgot (for the most part, at least until August). But there's trouble in paradise when the gear gods throw a wrench in Lydia's ride and the old Isuzu is put to the test.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Christy Kill Art ,

Map

The Map Jonás and Lydia created is so useful when traveling out and about. We used it on our journey to Borgarnes and beyond and were grateful for the advice! Thanks guys!

MauntySteph ,

Culinary inspiration galore!

I always eat my hotdogs with raisins now, and vice versa!

Tgunn77 ,

Visiting Iceland Soon?

Listen to 2 fun/ny and smart Americans (who are currently living in Iceland) entertainingly fill you in on the endearing quirks of Icelandic culture and where to go should you ever visit. Episodes have show notes and a google map for planning purposes too! Great easy listening!

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