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

It's still three years off, but the Faroese are already preparing for the 2015 solar eclipse. This week, Heri Simonsen talks to two American tour operators who plan on bringing 200 "eclipse chasers" to the islands fo the big event. We'll also catch you up on the results of the X Factor finals, and visit another dreamy Faroese village.

Direct download: Podcast_133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

We're publishing on an erratic schedule this month, but we needed to check in for a quick update. First, we wanted to toot our own horn about being named European Podcast of the year in the non-profit division. Also, we need to check in with Sveinur to see if he's still on X Factor. And finally, we'll step outside in Torshavn and hear the air filled with music.

Direct download: Podcast_132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48am EDT

This week, we hear an actual example of an real Faroese person performing comedy. Luckily for us, the bit we'll hear is in English. Then we'll check in on the progress of the Faroese contestants on X Factor, and stare longingly at the sea.

Direct download: Podcast_131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

This week, we talk to Høgni Hoydal, he's the head of the Republican party on the Faroe Islands. (The liberal, independence minded Republican Party, not the conservative one based in the USA) We'll talk about Faroese independence, the drafting of a constitution for the Faroe Isalnds, and even get a tour of the Faroese parliament. And, of coruse, we check in on Denmark's X Factor.

Direct download: Podcast_130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02am EDT