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

In honor of Halloween, we replay our spookiest episode ever from 2010 where we record what just might be ghosts in the tunnels north of Klaksvik. Then we return to the tunnels three years later to see if the ghosts will give a repeat performance.

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This week, we take up the dispute between the Faroe Islands and the EU regarding fishing quotas. The EU has banned the import of certan types of fish after the Faroes set their own quota for herring and mackerel.

We'll talk to Kate Sanderson, the head of the Faroese Mission to the European Union, Bjorn Kunoy, a doctor of international law, and British MP Alistair Carmichael about the thorny issue of fishing quotas.

And then, just so it doesn't get too depressing, we stand out in the rain in Torshavn and listen to some church bells.

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This week, our good friend Heri Simonsen  talks to Joseph Hickersberger. He was the coach of the Austrian National Football Team on September 12, 1990 when that team was on the wrong end of what's still called the biggest upset in international football history. The Faroe Islands team, playing their first World Cup Qualifier ever, beat Austria 1-0.

Despite having his name forever associated with the Faroe Islands, he had never been to the country until today. He's in Torshavn covering today's Austria-Faroe Islands match for Austrian TV.

Heri talks to Joseph about his memories of that famous match in 1990, and his impressions of the Faroe Islands now.

Direct download: Podcast_191.mp3
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This week we talk to comedian and politician Sjurdur Skaale. He's one of the most famous comedians in the Faroe Islands, and was one of the most prominent advocates for Faroese independence. However, he's switched parties and recently got elected to represent the Faroes in the Danish parliament. We ask Sjurdur about the change in heart, and what it's like serving in another country's parliament.

Then we buy an expensive tank of gas.

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This week, part two of our coverage of the Island Games in Bermuda. This week, Heri Simonsen talks to the head of the swimming association from Jersey, and the man who is organizing the 2015 Island Games on that island. Then we pay tribute to three people who were killed while driving home after participating in the games.

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