Author: Eric Stavney

Eric Stavney
Eric Stavney is a graduate of the University of Washington Department of Scandinavian Studies and hosts the interviews and music podcast “Nordic on Tap” at

Fløibanen, then and now

Fløibanen, Bergen’s iconic funicular bringing tourists and locals to the top of Mount Fløyen, has a fascinating history, complete with goats.


The Kon-Tiki Museum

Eric Stavney provides an insider’s view of Oslo’s Kon-Tiki Museum, which retells the story of the legendary explorer and adventurist Thor Heyerdahl.

The wisdom on the North

Legendary Sámi singer and activist, Mari Boine, recently finished a U.S. tour. Eric Stavney was able to interview her via Skype before her Seattle concert.


Yell with Ronia

Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter is a coming-of-age story written in 1981, 36 years after Astrid Lindgren launched her popular Pippi Longstocking books.