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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.

Feb 28, 2013

This week, we'll talk with Jon Beard about the Island Games, which will take place this summer in Bermuda. We'll also share an extremely short clip from Eivor's performance at the Kennedy Center, and hear what misconceptions people have about the Faroe Islands (hint: none).

Feb 21, 2013

This week, a replay of a classic episode. We talk to Hans Andrias Sølvará about the history of the Faroese parliament and tackle the thorny issue of who has the older lawmaking body: Iceland or the Faroe Islands. (Hint: it depends if you're asking a Faroese person or an Icelander).

Then we listen to some planes land...

Feb 14, 2013

This week we speak to Guðrið Højgaard of Visit Faroe Islands. We’ll talk about the upcoming Cool Nordic festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and about what Faroese artists are participating.


Then we’ll spend a few chilly moments in Norðtoftir, a village that’s almost invisible to many Faroese...

Feb 7, 2013

This week, we talk to James Proctor. He wrote the Bradt travel guide to the Faroe Islands, the only travel guide dedicated to the Faroe Islands. Proctor was recently in the Faroes to do research for the 3rd edition of the guide. He speaks to us about his long history with the Faroes, and the changes he's seen in the...