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

This week, we talk to Bogi Godtfred and Hjalti Bogason, they're a father and son (respectively) who recently released a Christmas album in Faroese. Bogi translated about a dozen songs into Faroese and Hjalti did the singing. We'll talk about music, and Christmas on the Faroes, and even hear a track from the new album.

Direct download: Podcast_158.mp3
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This week, the sounds of day three of the 2012 G! Festival. We sample some salmon, get compliments, then hear from great music from SAKARIS, Fraendur, and Teitur. If you didn't get a chance to attend this year's G! Festival, slip on some headphones and let us take you there.

Direct download: Podcast_157.mp3
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This week, a conversation and music with Knut Eysturstein. We hear home of his G! Festival performance, then we sit down and talk about his new album, and the emergence of the Faroese music scene in the 1990s. Then we hear Knut's new single.

Plus, a report from this summer's G! Festival.

Direct download: Podcast_156.mp3
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This week, our good friend Heri Simonsen talks to a German man who is trying to see a match at every professional football pitch in the Faroes. Then we visit the hime pitch of EB/Streymur

Direct download: Podcast_155.mp3
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This week, the second part of our journey to Sandoy. We take in some beautiful scenery, get mistaken for anti-whaling activists,and attempt to solve the dullest mystery of all time: who built the giant fake mailbox?

Direct download: Podcast_154.mp3
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This week, a command performance of our most popular show. It features some spooky audio we recorded in the tunnels north of Klaksvik. Some say those tunnels are haunted. Are they really? Listen and find out for yourself.

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On this week's show, we meet a teen from Uruguay who traveled all the way to the Faroe Islands to see some football and make some friends. We'll hear his story, then visit yet another beautiful village with amazing history.

Direct download: Podcast_153.mp3
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This week, part one of our journey to Sandoy. It's an island just 30 minutes from Streymoy, but it's often neglected by tourists. We'll visit with the island's tourism representative, walk on the beach (yes, a beach!) and find ourselves in the home of strangers.

Direct download: Podcast_152.mp3
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There was so much happening at this year's Faroe Pride rally, we didn't have time to cover all of it in our initial report. So here's something we couldn't get to in our first installment. We'll talk to Mariah Schug, who helped stage an exhibition called "What Is Natural?". We talk to her about the show, which brings together art, science, and politics. Then we stand in the wind and look at some ducks.

Direct download: Podcast_151.mp3
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This week, we stumble upon a room where the old timers in Torshavn play cards, drink coffee, and tell stories. They call it the Under House, which is a play on the House of Commons. Then we stand in a very quiet room.

Direct download: Podcast_150.mp3
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