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

This week, part two of our conversation with conservationist Pete Bethune. He founded Earthrace Conservation and hatched a plan to send hundreds of activists to the Faroes to interfere with whale hunts. He eventually abandoned the plan when he determined it would be counter-productive to his goals of ending Faroese whaling.

In the second half of our conversation, Bethune talks about why he objects to the whale hunts and how he believes they might eventually end. He'll also talk about the moment when he started to really like the Faroese people.

We'll end the show by standing outside and apologizing to a hotel.

Direct download: Podcast_219.mp3
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This week, part one of our conversation with Pete Bethune. Bethune is a conservationist and animal rights activist. A couple of years ago, Bethune was preparing to assemble a group of 150 activists to patrol the beaches of the Faroe Islands and disrupt any whale hunts. But when Bethune traveled to the Faroe Islands to do some advance work, he abandoned those plans, even though he still strongly opposed the whale hunts. This week, Bethune talks about his first impressions of the Faroe Islands and what convinced him to change his plan to end Faroese whaling.

Direct download: Podcast_218.mp3
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This week, we talk to the brewmaster for Faroe Beer. The brewery started in 1888, and alcohol was banned in the Faroe Islands about a dozen years later. But Faroe Beer is still around and they're back to brewing one of their signature beers.

Direct download: Podcast_217.mp3
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This week, we talk to three people from Uruguay who traveled to the Faroes to make an ad for a South American credit card. They'd heard of a Faroese man named Ivan who is a mad supporter of Uruguay's national football team and decided to feature him in their ad.

Direct download: Podcast_216.mp3
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This week, we talk to a former CEO of Vagar Airport, the only airport in the Faroe Islands.

We'll talk about the challenges of operating an airport in the Faroes, and about the change that is coming to the facility.

Direct download: Podcast_215.mp3
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About once a year, we like to check in with the neighbors, namely Shetland and Orkney. The island groups are the closest neighbors to the Faroes, and they share a lot of history. So we talk to Tom Ordeman about his experiences in Orkney and how that culture compares to the Faroe Islands.

Direct download: Podcast_214.mp3
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This week, we talk to Faroese musician/producer/DJ Brynjolfur. He's been a fixture in the Copenhagen electronic music scene for several years, but the past few months have seen his career really take off. We'll talk about his newfound success, being Faroese in Copehnagen, and the early days of the Faroese music scene in the late 1990s.

Then we'll watch a family play on a chilly beach.

Also an update on our Kickstarter campaign.

Direct download: Podcast_213.mp3
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This week, we launch our second annual Kickstarter campaign. We're raising money to return to the Faroes to record more episodes of our award-winning podcast. If you like what you've heard over these past 200 shows or so, please head over to our Kickstarter page and show us a little love.

 

And because we're still about having fun, we'll play a rowdy singalong from last summer's G! Festival.

Direct download: Podcast_212.mp3
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This week, we search for an abandoned city called Famara and talk to the man who started living there. We'll hear about his utopian vision for Famara, and the Faroese government's attempts to remove him from the land. 

Direct download: Podcast_211.mp3
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This week, we remember the final day of the 2013 G! Festival. We'll hear music from Hogni, Lover Lover, and a Faroese supergroup wearing gold lame suits. We'll also hear what is perhaps the silliest interview ever recorded with Teitir. It's all part of one of our most epically long podcast.

Enjoy.

Direct download: Podcast_210.mp3
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