Romanistan Podcast

Romanistan Logo by Romani artist Elijah Vardo

Do you love rebels? Do you want to live in a place where outcasts shine their brightest? Welcome to Romanistan! We’re your friendly neighborhood Gypsies, celebrating Romani identity and outcast culture, and practicing good diplomatic relations with other marginalized communities. We love the rebels who are living their truth, even if it clashes with tradition. We also love tradition and honoring our roots. This podcast is for everyone who loves and supports Roma & related groups, and anyone who feels like a misfit and wants to uplift others to create a beautiful community. We feature pioneers in culture, fashion, art, literature, music, activism, cuisine, and everything good. We adore the intersections of gender, sexuality, spirituality, ability, and identity. We cover all topics, from the difficult to the glorious. Let’s sit crooked and talk straight. Hosted by Paulina Verminski and Jessica Reidy (aka Jezmina Von Thiele). We reclaim the slur Gypsy, but if you aren’t Romani, we prefer you don’t use it. xoxo

Romanistan has a website,, and you can listen to the podcast there, and on all platforms, including but not limited to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Audible, Stitcher, Pocketcast, and more. Currently hosted via Buzzsprout. We have a Patreon where we post bonus episodes, video recordings, and more extra content.

Follow us on Twitter @RomanistanPod, Instagram @romanistanpodcast, @romanistanpodcast on TikTok, and on Facebook at Romanistan Podcast.

To support, you can rate, review, and subscribe, and share us with your friends and family. We also gratefully accept donations via Ko-Fi, all of which goes toward running the podcast, paying our editor, the hosting site, etc. Nais!