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The Faroe Islands Podcast

The Faroe Islands Podcast explores the news, culture, and politics of the Faroe Islands... and it's in English so you can understand it.

Dec 24, 2013

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...

Dec 18, 2013

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.

Dec 6, 2013

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...

Nov 27, 2013

This week, we hike up a grassy hill by the sea and talk to Gemma Veneruso of Faroe Islands Whale Watch. Her group was in the Faroes this summer doing a survey of marine mammals that passed the Faroes. Then we check in on the plight of four sperm whales trapped in shallow Faroese waters.

Nov 21, 2013

This week, we stumble upon some sheep shearing on Suduroy. So, you know, we're talking sheep. And stay tuned afterwards for a bonus story about an American soccer club and their rabid fans.