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The Faroe Islands Podcast

The Faroe Islands Podcast explores the news, culture, and politics of the Faroe Islands... and it's in English so you can understand it.

Nov 2, 2018

This week, we talk to Jon Hestoy about the campaign to get recognition for the Faroe Islands by the International Olympic Committee. We'll talk about the challenges of being a small country trying to influence a large bureaucracy and why it matters that Faroese athletes get to compete under their own flag.

Then we'll...


Sep 26, 2018

This week, we talk to Siri Rannvá Hjelm Jacobsen about her novel set in the Faroe Islands. Much of the book is drawn from her own experience of growing up in Denmark but being half-Faroese. Then we'll check out the newest traffic light in the Faroes and contemplate a day when you won't be able to count all the...


Jul 10, 2018

This special live edition of the podcast includes a retelling of the origin story of the show with Matthew Workman, Elin Brimheim Heinesen, and Tollak Hansen. Also, a special musical performance by Guðrið...


Jul 7, 2018

We're busy in the Faroe Islands recording more material and putting together the 300th Podcast event. While you're waiting for that, please enjoy this interview Matthew Workman did on FM 1 yesterday.


Jun 25, 2018

This week, Heri Simonsen speaks with three people behind the film "Whale Like Me." The film explores people's relationship with whales in the countries where they are eaten.

Then we travel to what is probably the most photographed spot in the Faroe Islands.

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