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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.

Jul 28, 2022

We're taking a brief hiatus from our hiatus to bring you this Olavsoka-themed episode. This time out, our good friend Andrias Høgenni takes us to the Torshavn Cathedral to show us a special altarpiece made just for Olavsoka. We'll hear a little music from the historic 2012 Pride rally (which takes place one day...

Jul 5, 2022

This episode is short, but after you listen, you may consider that a blessing. On this show, we make a bunch of unhappy announcements about this year's reporting trip, and the near-term future of the podcast.

Jun 17, 2022

On this episode, take a tour of the World War Two museum with Dánjal Poulsen. We'll learn about the history of the war that many outsiders may not have even realized touched the Faroe Islands. Heri Simonsen is also on hand to take us to the village that once housed the British officer's quarters.

Jun 3, 2022

This week, we check out the new feature on Microsoft Translator that now features Faroese. The results are... sort of funny, really. But despite some giggling, the inclusion of Faroese on a major translation app is a big deal. You can try out the app here.

Then we check out the new-ish stadium where...

May 21, 2022

On this episode, we take a look at FOUR new traffic lights in Torshavn. That's right, in the course of a year the number of traffic lights in the capitol has DOUBLED. That seems like a big deal, which may explain why we've used ALL CAPS in THREE DIFFERENT SENTENCES.

Also, at the top of the show, we'll get an update on...