The Faroe Islands Podcast
Faroe Islands news, culture, politics, and music.
EP 257: G! Festival, 2015, Day 2

This week, we hear music from Uni Debess, Marius, Monkey Rat, and the Hackney Colliery Band.


Also registration is still open for this year's Nordic Obsession tour of the Faroe Islands. Learn more at the Nordic Obsession website.

Direct download: Podcast_257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

EP 256: G! Festival 2015, Day 1

This week, we review the first day of the 2015 G! Festival. We're hear an interview with Franka, and music from Hogni, Sakaris, and Elinborg Pálsdóttir.

Also, registration for this year's Nordic Obsession Tour continues. Go to the Nordic Obsession website to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Direct download: Podcast_256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

This month, Kiasmos played a packed show in Portland, Oregon. We caught up with the Faroese half of the electronic duo (Janus Rasmussen) following the show. If you'd like to see a live set from Kiasmos, you can see it here.


Also, early registration for the 2016 Nordic Obsession tour ends when the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve. Save $250 when you register before the year ends. Learn more at the Nordic Obsession website.

Direct download: Podcast_255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

Christmas music and conversation with Stanley Samuelsen, first recorded in 2011.

Direct download: Stanley_Revisited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12am EST

This week, we visit the Faroese Ham Radio Club and talk with an American and Faroese Ham radio operator. We'll learn just what ham radio is and why people travel all over the world to broadcast.

Ray Higgins is the president of Remote Ham Radio

Direct download: Podcast_254.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

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