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

On day 2 of Olavsoka, we hear some poems, get lost, sing, dance, and eat some Spanish ham. Lots and lots of Spanish ham. Have we mentioned the ham? It was really good.

Direct download: Podcast_283.mp3
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It's Olavsoka time again. The two day celebration kicks off on July 28th, and in honor of that, we're listening to recordings we made on Olavsoka a couple of years ago but have never shared until now.

On day one of Olavsoka, we watch some football, hear some music, and observe a lot of horse poop.

Direct download: Podcast_282.mp3
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When we last checked in with the 12 Olsen siblings in 2012, they were celebrating their combined 1,000th birthday. You may have thought, "Is that a world record?" Turns out, it is. 

On this week's podcast, we hear the story of how the siblings came to be recognized as the oldest (in combined years) by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Direct download: Podcast_281.mp3
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It's the second night of the G! Festival and we've got two interviews recorded by Jóna Nicolajsen for Ras 2. First, we'll hear from a Finnish woman who is volunteering at the festival, then we'll hear three members of Daughters of Reykjavik, an all-woman hip-hop collective.

Special thanks for Heri Simonsen for helping us get these interviews.

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The first in a series of short podcasts from the 2017 G! Festival. Ras 2 journalist Jóna Nicolajsen talks to an American and Italian who are attending the festival for the first time. Check this space for more interviews as the festival continues. 

Direct download: G_minipod_1.mp3
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This week, Heri Simonsen talks to Maurice Ross about managing the new Suduroy United football (soccer) team. The team is a merger of three clubs on the southern island that haven't had much success in the past, but are now contending for the Europa League spot in the EFFO League.

Then we'll hear a live recording of Marius singing "Shades," which is a song so beautiful it will just rip you to shreds. 

Direct download: Podcast_280.mp3
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This week, we travel to Nolsoy to visit a cafe that has turned the tiny island into a live music destination. Maggie's is located in the basement of Terji Rasmussen's house, but this small venue is attracting some big names in Faroese music. We'll talk to Terji about the cafe, and listen to a little music.

Direct download: Podcast_279.mp3
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We've noticed that our podcasts about whales get big download numbers, as do our shows on gay rights. So, we thought, how about doing a show about gay whales? Consider it done!

We talk to Eiler Fagraklett, the head of LGBT Foroyar about a Faroese children's book that features... wait for it... a gay whale. OK, maybe it's gay. It's probably gay. So we read from the book and talk a little about how life has changed for LGBT people (sorry, whales) in the Faroes over the last ten years.

Then we stand in a new tunnel that definitely is not haunted. 

Direct download: Podcast_278.mp3
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This week, we attend a World Cup Qualification match in Torshavn The Faroese take on Hungary in a surprisingly exciting match.

 

Then we go out into the parking lot and swap scarves.

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This week, we hitch a ride to the World Cup qualifying match between Hungary and the Faroe Islands. And we get some surprising results from various Faroe Islands football (soccer) matches.

Direct download: Podcast_276.mp3
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