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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 3, 2021

On this podcast we have an uncomfortable conversation about the events on September 12. On that day, more than 1,400 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were killed on a beach in Eysturoy.

We'll gather facts to help you understand exactly what happened, and then talk to our friend Runi Nielsen about what it all means, and what changes might be in store in the future. Then we end with a special message for a specific set of our first-time listeners.

In the podcast, we promise links to a lot of older podcasts. So... here you go.

This is our conversation with Runi Nielsen in 2014 about his anti-whaling activism.

And here's part 2 of that conversation.

In 2009, we did our first episode on Faroese whaling. We spoke to a researcher who studies whaling in small countries, and a Faroese public health doctor who advised certain people not to eat whale meat. You can find it here

In 2015, we documented a hunt as it happened.

We also spoke to Pete Bethune about why he changed his strategy to end Faroese whaling.

And here's part 2 of that conversation.