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

This Christmas Eve, we're listning to a conversation we had with Heri Simonsen on December 24, 2009. We talk about Christmas in the Faroe Islands and New Year's celebrations as well.


Merry Christmas to you and the people you love.

Direct download: Christmas.mp3
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This week, Heri Simonsen talks with Hungarian journalist Gaor Lantos. They talk about football (soccer) and how sports can be good advertisement for a country.

Then we'll travel to the heart of Torshavn and feel a little like Omega Man.

Direct download: Podcast_235.mp3
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This week, we talk to American journalist and masters student Miranda Metheny about her research on how the Faroese are portrayed in international media, and how the Faroese present themselves to the rest of the world. The results may surprise you.

Then we'll watch as the Norrona, the massive ferry that connects the Faroes with Iceland and Dermark, glides out of the harbor.

Direct download: Podcast_234.mp3
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The Faroe Islands is a place where hitchhiking is both safe, legal, and socially acceptable. So this week, we give it a whirl. We'll hitch from Torshavn to Gota. It's normally about a 45 minute drive, and that's about how long this podcast goes. But happiness is a journey, not a destination, right?

Direct download: Podcast_233.mp3
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EP 232: Faroe Islands Beats Greece!

This week, a short report on the historic upset in the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Greece and the Faroe Islands national football (soccer) team.

The Faroe Islands won the match and, depending on how you measure it, the match may be the biggest upset in international football history. We'll talk a little about the match and how people in the Faroe Islands reacted to it.

Direct download: Podcast_232.mp3
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This week's show is our entry for this year's Hear Say Festival in Ireland. It details a run in we had with a feisty turkey last year.

Direct download: Podcast_231.mp3
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This week, our coverage of Day 3 of the 2014 G! Festival. We'll hear some music from Marius, Ave, and Confect. We'll sing along on the beach and then evacuate from an oncoming flood. It's another soggy, late night at the coolest music festival in the world.

Direct download: Podcast_230.mp3
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This week, we talk to Birgir Kruse and Eiler Fagraklett about the short story, "Manor." It was written 130 years ago by a German man considered the world's first gay activist. "Manor" is a vampire story set in the Faroe Islands. We'll talk about how this work finally got translated into Faroese and about the groundbreaking life if its author.

Direct download: Podcast_229.mp3
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This week, a tribute to our good friend Jennifer Henke. She was one of the first guests on this podcast back in 2009, and she also participated in our first Nordic Obsession Tour this past summer.

This show includes highlights from her several appearances on the podcast.

UPDATE: Jennifer Henke passed away on December 27, 2014, about two months after this show posted. She was 68 years old.

Direct download: Podcast_228.mp3
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This week, a debate between Hans Hermansen and Pete Bethune on the contentious subject of Faroese whaling. The debate is hosted by our own Heri Simonsen and was aired live on Ras 2. It is our hope that forums like this will help interested listeners on both sides of the issue to better understand what people on the other side of the divide think.

Direct download: Podcast_227.mp3
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