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

This week, we celebrate Christmas, Faroe Islands Podcast style. First, a portion of an interview Heri Simonsen did with podcast host Matthew Workman on Ras 2. We'll talk about Christmas, music, and a certain reality TV program.

Then we'll delve into the giant mailbox on Sandoy. In 2012, we made fun of the mailbox, and questioned whether it even counted as a mailbox at all. This week, Jogvan Thomsen tells us how we completely missed the story of the giant mailbox, and how it relates to Christmas.

And finally, we try to make ammends with the mailbox we've wronged.

Here's hoping you're having a wonderful holiday season, no matter where you are.

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This week, we talk to Benjamin Hansen. He's not quite 17, but he's already started a film and video studio that employs five people. We'll talk to him about how he got such an early start on filmmaking, and who the small island he's from is suddenly a hotbed of video arts.

Then we go out for sushi.

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This week we talk to Ray Maseman. He's an American artist who spent a month this summer in the Faroe Islands as part of a program called the Arctis Exchange. We talk to Ray about his experience of creating art far from home, and how his new surroundings are inspiring him. Then we listen to a billboard that isn't making any noise.

Direct download: Podcast_197.mp3
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