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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Podcast 249: Mykines, Part Two

This week, part two of our visit to Mykines. After missing our ferry back to the "mainland" we head back to the village and catch a music festival. We weren't supposed to be around for any of this, but happiness is a journey, not a destination... or something like that.

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on the media player at the top of the page, or you can download the show directly here.

Also, time is running out to contribute to this year's Kickstarter campaign, and we still need your help. Head on over to our Kickstarter page before June 4th and help us fund another season of our award-winning podcast.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Podcast 248: Mykines, Part 1

This week, we head to the island of Mykines. Many Faroese consider this the most beautiful island in the country, and it's hard to argue against that. This western-most island contains a hike that combines, jaw-dropping beauty with thousands of puffins and a historic lighthouse.

In the first half of our journey, we survey the village that is home to just 13 people year round, and hike on the foggy highlands.

You can listen on iTunes, on the media player at the top of the page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also directly download the show here.

Also, there's less than two weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign. We're trying to raise $2,500 to fund another trip to the Faroes so we can record more episodes of our award-winning show. If you're able, please head on over to our Kickstarter page and show this podcast some love

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Podcast 247: Kickstarter, Immigration, and Hov



On this week's show, we launch our third Kickstarter campaign and talk a little about immigration. Then we'll visit the village of Hov.

For this year's Kickstarter campaign, we're raising money to return to the Faroes and visit the five islands the show hasn't been to yet: Koltur, Hestur, Svinoy, Litla Limun, and Stora Dimun. These are among the smallest islands in the Faroes, and one isn't even inhabited. But that won't stop us from bringing you shows from all 18 of the Faroe Islands.

To donate to this year's campaign, you can visit our Kickstarter page.

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Stitcher Smart Radio, or the media player at the top of this page. You can also download the show directly here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Podcast 246: Eclipse Recap, Part 2



On this week's show, we wrap up our coverage of the 2015 solar eclipse in the Faroe Islands. We'll catch up with Kate Russo. She's an eclipse chaser who spent the past month in the Faroe Islands helping the tourism board and others prepare for the eclipse.

Now Kate's home in Northern Ireland, but her thoughts still turn to the Faroe Islands. We'll talk to her about eclipse day, and what things have been like since.

Then we'll visit a village that gets a lot of traffic (by Faroese standards, anyway) but not much tourist love. Also, we'll check out the Podcast Awards and see who won this year's competition.

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on the media player at the top of the page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Podcast 245: The Island and the Whales



This week, we talk to filmmaker Mike Day about the documentary he's been shooting in the Faroe Islands for the past 4 years. The film is about the traditions and controversy surrounding Faroese whaling. Unlike much work on the subject, "The Island and the Whale" avoids sensationalism and instead portrays a nuanced picture of a complicated subject.

We'll talk to Mike about what it was like to shoot this film, and the challenges he faced along the way.

The film is currently in post-production and Mike has a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money to complete the film. You can support his efforts by visiting his Kickstarter page and donating before April 17th.

As always, you can listen to the show on our media player at the top of the page, on iTunes, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. You may also download the show directly here. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Eclipse Time Is Here!

Eclipse coverage from the Faroese state broadcaster has begun. You can watch all the action right here:



Also, there's an English language webcast covering the eclipse as well. You can see it here.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Podcast 243: Faroese Music Awards, 2015

This week, we talk to one of the organizers of the Faroese Music Awards. The second annual event honored more than a dozen Faroese artists, and showcased 15 Faroese bands during the three-hour show. Rolant Waag Dam tells us how the show came to be, who the big winners were, and what's next for the fledgling awards show.

Then we'll head to the southern tip of Eysturoy and sit on a bench (pictured, above) that may or may not also be some sort of musical instrument.

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on our media player at the top of the page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here.

And, of course, the eclipse is almost upon us. If you're not lucky to be in the Faroe Islands for it, you can watch it online in many places. The BBC will have a webcam covering the eclipse. The Faroese national broadcaster will also have full coverage that will stream online. Check back later for the link to that broadcast.