The Faroe Islands Podcast
Faroe Islands news, culture, politics, and music.

This week we talk to Tyr frontman Heri Joensen. His band is about ready to tour Europe, but several shows have been cancelled after activists called threats into venues that booked Tyr. Learn why the threats were made, and Joensen's reaction to them.

Also, we visit a film noir bus shelter and learn about the Faroe Islands' surprising start to 2018 World Cup qualifying. (not at the same time)

If you want to see Heri's video reacting to his cancelled shows, you can see it here.

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A short interview following the Faroe Islands National Team's 0-0 draw with Hungary.

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A short update as we travel the Faroe Islands looking for new stories. We hunker down inside as 50 MPH winds batter the 150 year-old home we're staying in. Then we'll talk to Olga Loburak, who is from Ukraine but has lived in the Faroe Islands for 15 years.

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On this week's show, an update on our Gofundme campaign, and a look back at one of our favorite episodes.

We follow a Faroese man who talks Torshavn each morning and walks his dog. While he does so, he takes bout 60 photos from the same location and posts them to Facebook. We follow Jogvan A Dul as he makes his rounds and find out why he started this unusual habit. You can see the photos he took that day at his Facebook gallery.

We're replaying this show on the occasion of the passing of Jogvan's dog, Mikki.

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This week, our good friend Heri Simonsen talks to Scottish filmmaker Mike Day about his documentary "The Islands and the Whales." The film got it's Faroese premiere this week. Then, we'll chill out at the post office for a few minutes.

Also, we're headed back to the Faroes to record more stories for the podcast, and we need your help to make it happen. Head on over to our GoFundMe page and toss a couple of bucks into the tip jar.

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This week, we complete our visit to Stora Dimun. We'll hike to its highest peak, and speak to the woman who's family has inhabited this island for more than 200 years.

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On this episode of the podcast, we talk about where the podcast has been for the past 2 months, and what you can expect on the show in the future. If you've found yourself asking, "what's up with the podcast lately?" then this show is for you.

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On April 30, 2016, the Faroese parliament legalized same-sex marriage in the Faroe Islands. In the wake of this historic vote, we talk to Eiler Fagraklett, the head of LGBT Foroyar. We'll talk about what it was like to be in the Law Thing when the vote was cast, and we'll revisit some of the important moments in the fight for gay rights in the Faroes over the past five years.

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The Law Thing has voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the Faroe Islands today In honor of that historic vote, we take a look back at the first large scale LGBT Pride march in the Faroes. Believe it or not, it was only four years ago. Now you can relive the moment and get a little misty now that you know how the story ends.

We'll have full coverage of the vote and the celebrations that followed soon.

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This week, we travel to an island many Faroese people have never been to: Stora Dimun. The small island is home to two families, lots of sheep, a few horses and cows, and a lot of jaw-dropping scenery.

We'll take a helicopter out to the island and then take a hike that's not for the faint of heart.

Also, bacon and waffles.

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