The Faroe Islands Podcast
Faroe Islands news, culture, politics, and music.
EP 253: Brandur Patursson: Glass Art

This week, we talk to Brandur Patursson about his glass art exhibit during Olavsoka, we'll also hear some improvised music from Knut, Sakaris, Hedin Ziska Davidsen, and Mattias Kapnas.

Direct download: Podcast_253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

On this week's show, we document the events of July 23rd in the village of Bour, which made international headlines. Note: this episode may not be suitable for all listeners.

This episode contains the song "Danse Morialta" by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Direct download: Podcast_252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

On this week's show, we talk about what it's like to be an immigrant in the Faroe Islands. We'll talk to David Im, who's from Korea, but has lived all over the world. He'll tell us why he decided to make the Faroes his home, and what adjustments a foreigner has to make when living in a small society.


Then we'll walk alone late at night.

Direct download: Podcast_251.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10am EST

This week, we arrive in the Faroes to record material for a new season of the podcast. we'll narrate our journey into the city and even stumble upon the subjects for an upcoming podcast.

If you've never heard what jet lag sounds like, this is it.

Direct download: Podcast_250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

Fugloy Preview

On this bite-sized version of the show, we preview an upcoming show on Fugloy, and get updates on our successful Kickstarter campaign, and the Faroe Islands-Greece match.

Direct download: Fugloy_preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

This week, part two of our visit to Mykines. We'll try (and fail) to get a ferry off the island, and listen to music in the streets and in a cramped basement. That may not sound like a fun time, but it's a blast.


Also, time is running out to contribute to our Kickstarter campaign. Just head on over to our Kickstarter page before June 4th to contribute.

Direct download: Podcast_249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15am EST

This week, we head to the beautiful island of Mykines. It's an island many Faroese consider to be the most beautiful in the country. In the first half of our visit, we'll travel on the ferry, look at an unusual home, and take a hike.

Also, our Kickstarter campaign needs your help. We're about 33% through the campaign and only about 25% of our way to our goal. If you like our show and want it to continue, please consider showing us some support before the campaign ends on June 4, 2015. You can visit our Kickstarter page here.

Direct download: Podcast_248.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43am EST

EP 247: Immigration, Kickstarter, and Hov

On this week's show, we launch our third Kickstarter campaign. We're trying to raise $2,500 USD in less than three weeks, and we're going to need your help. You can view our Kickstarter campaign and help support this show here.

Also on the show, Heri Simonsen will interview David IM, he immigrated to the Faroe Islands from South Korea and he's now helping other immigrants adjust to life in the Faroes.

We'll wrap up in the southern village of Hov. It's a small village, but it's seen a lot of history over the last 1,000 or so years.

Direct download: Podcast_247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

This week, a short preview of our special show we'll do on Olavsoka this July. Join us as we walk the streets and stumble into the middle of maybe the funnest Olavsoka party ever. Put on your headphones, close your eyes, and take a trip to the islands.

Also, look out for our Kickstarter campaign that will launch in a few days.

Direct download: Olavsoka_preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EST

EP 246: Eclipse Recap, Part 2

This week, the last part of our coverage of the 2015 total solar eclipse in the Faroe Islands. We talk to eclipse chaser Kate Russo about her experience watching the eclipse, and her impressions of the Faroe Islands now that she's returned home to Northern Ireland.

Also, we visit a village on Vagar that gets lots of traffic but little tourist love, and we'll see who won this year's Podcast Awards.

Direct download: Podcast_246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49am EST