001: Icelandic Culture

001: Icelandic Culture


We launch The Cultured Podcast with a (somewhat) polite introduction that gives the lay of The Cultured land. You meet your host, Michelle Khouri, a quirky theater lover and hyper-creative who knows more about ditching pretenses than she does about being a lady. You’ll eventually get a sense that this arts and culture podcast would take offense to being called “stuffy.” About 10 minutes in, you launch into the typical episode format by digging into what’s inspiring Michelle that week (hint: it’s “chutzpah”), followed by an exploration of Icelandic literary traditions and an overview of hidden travel destinations throughout the ethereal Land of Fire & Ice.

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Mentioned in the episode:

The Culture House

Gamla Laugin (the Secret Lagoon)

Geysir and Strokkur


Hallgrímskirkja (Church in Reykjavík)

Joe & The Juice

Kol Restaurant


The National Museum of Iceland

Northern Lights Experience

Reykjavík Walking Tour App


For Your Viewing Pleasure…

The logo for Bónus supermarkets. I wasn’t lying when I said it looks like a cracked-out pig.

Bonus logo Iceland supermarket

  • Meya Valerie

    Hi Michelle,
    I’m so honored to part of your maiden voyage. Podcast history in the making. I really enjoyed hearing and learning about Ice Land and it’s hidden genes. I’m now inspired to pick up a Saga of Ice Land to learn more.
    I can’t wait to hear what’s in store on your next Cultured Podcast.

    Valerie M

    August 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm
  • Asghar Malik

    This is the first time I listened your program. First of all, I would like talk about the program, it is informative. I enjoyed it very much, while listening I felt like I was in Iceland.

    Secondly, this program was such incredible because of Michelle Khouri. You are the spectacular host I ever heard. Especially your voice is stunning and the way you express thing is marvelous. I am impressed and can’t wait to hear other episodes.

    November 14, 2017 at 6:14 am

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