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

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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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This week, we talk to filmmaker Mike Day. He's working on a documentary about the Faroese whaling called "The Island and the Whales." Unlike most work on the subject, "The Island and the Whales" is quite good and tackles a difficult subject in a fair and thoughtful way. We'll talk about the origin of this project and when the film might hit screens.

Mike is raising money on Kickstarter to help get this film finished. You can learn more by visiting his Kickstarter page. The campaign ends on April 17.

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This week, we get two Faroese perspectives on last week's total socal eclipse in the Faroe Islands. It was a moment when the whole country stopped for just a minute.

 

Also, time is running out to sign up for this summer's Nordic Obsession Tour. Head over to the Nordic Obsession website and reserve your spot by April 4th.

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On this week's show, we talk to Rolant Waag Dam. He's one of the organizers of the Faroese Music Awards. The show is in its second year and handed out more than a dozen awards to Faroese musicians last weekend. We'll talk about how the show went, and the state of Faroese music.

Then we'll sit on a bench that may or may not be a musical instrument of some sort.

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This week, we talk to Kate Russo, she's an Australian eclipse chaser who's in the Faroe Islands in advance of next week's solar eclipse. Hosts Matthew Workman and Heri Simonsen ask Russo about her intense interest in eclipses, and what the Faroese can expect when the big event happens there on March 20th.

 

You can learn more about next week's eclipse at Visit Faroe Islands' special eclipse website.

Also, we're up for Podcast Award in the "travel" category. Go to the Podcast Awards website and give us your vote. You can vote once a day, every day, until March 24th.

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This week, we visit what some call the second-largest Faroese settlement, but it's not in the Faroe Islands. Instead, we're heading to a rather bland looking concrete housing complex that scores of Faroese students call home. 

What's it like living in this little slice of the Faroes hidden in Denmark? We'll ask someone who lives there.

Also, we've been nominated for a Podcast Award. Please head to the Podcast Awards website and vote for us in the "Travel" category (it's way at the bottom of the page).

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The Faroe Islands will witness a total solar eclipse in just one month, but this isn't the first time an eclipse like this has been visible in the Faroes. This week, we talk to three Faroese women who have childhood memories of the 1954 solar eclipse.

While it has been widely reported that all the hotel rooms have been booked in the Faroes for years, there are still some places to stay. To learn more about that you can check out Visit Faroe Islands' eclipse page, and the site for Faroese travel agency 62N.

Direct download: Podcast_240.mp3
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