The Faroe Islands Podcast
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This week, part two of our conversation with conservationist Pete Bethune. He founded Earthrace Conservation and hatched a plan to send hundreds of activists to the Faroes to interfere with whale hunts. He eventually abandoned the plan when he determined it would be counter-productive to his goals of ending Faroese whaling.

In the second half of our conversation, Bethune talks about why he objects to the whale hunts and how he believes they might eventually end. He'll also talk about the moment when he started to really like the Faroese people.

We'll end the show by standing outside and apologizing to a hotel.

Direct download: Podcast_219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

This week, part one of our conversation with Pete Bethune. Bethune is a conservationist and animal rights activist. A couple of years ago, Bethune was preparing to assemble a group of 150 activists to patrol the beaches of the Faroe Islands and disrupt any whale hunts. But when Bethune traveled to the Faroe Islands to do some advance work, he abandoned those plans, even though he still strongly opposed the whale hunts. This week, Bethune talks about his first impressions of the Faroe Islands and what convinced him to change his plan to end Faroese whaling.

Direct download: Podcast_218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55am EDT

EP 217: Faroe Beer

This week, we talk to the brewmaster for Faroe Beer. The brewery started in 1888, and alcohol was banned in the Faroe Islands about a dozen years later. But Faroe Beer is still around and they're back to brewing one of their signature beers.

Direct download: Podcast_217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56am EDT