The Faroe Islands Podcast (general)
Faroe Islands news, culture, politics, and music.

This week, we're raising money to fund another season of the podcast. We'll talk about our fundraising goals, what we plan on doing during this year's reporting trip to the Faroes,and how you can help out. 

It's really easy, you can just donate here.

Also, because it's not really a show without some sound from the Faroes, we stand on an industrial estate and look at... well... industrial things. 

Direct download: Funderpod.mp3
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This week, we speak with Mikael Blak, probably the most sought-after bass player in the Faroe Islands. He plays with so many bands he actually has trouble listing them all. We talk about his music, growing up in a house with one of the most important figures in Faroese music (his dad) and how playing punk influences how he plays jazz.

Then we'll dry off in a library.

Direct download: Podcast_285.mp3
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This week, we talk to Faroese people in the USA for the Great American Eclipse including Elin Brimheim Heinesen. We'll also talk to a couple who met at the Faroese eclipse in 2015, and then traveled to the US for this one. We'll also hear some audio from the eclipse. 

Direct download: Podcast_284.mp3
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On day 2 of Olavsoka, we hear some poems, get lost, sing, dance, and eat some Spanish ham. Lots and lots of Spanish ham. Have we mentioned the ham? It was really good.

Direct download: Podcast_283.mp3
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It's Olavsoka time again. The two day celebration kicks off on July 28th, and in honor of that, we're listening to recordings we made on Olavsoka a couple of years ago but have never shared until now.

On day one of Olavsoka, we watch some football, hear some music, and observe a lot of horse poop.

Direct download: Podcast_282.mp3
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When we last checked in with the 12 Olsen siblings in 2012, they were celebrating their combined 1,000th birthday. You may have thought, "Is that a world record?" Turns out, it is. 

On this week's podcast, we hear the story of how the siblings came to be recognized as the oldest (in combined years) by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Direct download: Podcast_281.mp3
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It's the second night of the G! Festival and we've got two interviews recorded by Jóna Nicolajsen for Ras 2. First, we'll hear from a Finnish woman who is volunteering at the festival, then we'll hear three members of Daughters of Reykjavik, an all-woman hip-hop collective.

Special thanks for Heri Simonsen for helping us get these interviews.

Direct download: G_minipod_2.mp3
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The first in a series of short podcasts from the 2017 G! Festival. Ras 2 journalist Jóna Nicolajsen talks to an American and Italian who are attending the festival for the first time. Check this space for more interviews as the festival continues. 

Direct download: G_minipod_1.mp3
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This week, Heri Simonsen talks to Maurice Ross about managing the new Suduroy United football (soccer) team. The team is a merger of three clubs on the southern island that haven't had much success in the past, but are now contending for the Europa League spot in the EFFO League.

Then we'll hear a live recording of Marius singing "Shades," which is a song so beautiful it will just rip you to shreds. 

Direct download: Podcast_280.mp3
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This week, we travel to Nolsoy to visit a cafe that has turned the tiny island into a live music destination. Maggie's is located in the basement of Terji Rasmussen's house, but this small venue is attracting some big names in Faroese music. We'll talk to Terji about the cafe, and listen to a little music.

Direct download: Podcast_279.mp3
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