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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Podcast 305: From Soccer to Football, Darius Lewis Heads to the Faroes




On this week's show, we talk to Darius Lewis. He's a striker who played for the Philadelphia Union's academy team. But now he's done with being a soccer player and has moved on to playing football in the Faroe Islands. Turns out, that's not a huge adjustment because soccer in the USA and football in the Faroe Islands are the same sport.

But aside from that, there are other adjustments that are in store. We'll talk to Lewis about what brought him from Florida to signing a contract with KI Klaksvik.

Then we'll head underground and under the ocean to check on the progress of the subsea tunnel that will connect the greater Torshavn area with Runavik.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Smart Radio, Spotify, Google Play, and anywhere quality podcasts are given away for free. You can also hear the show on the media player in this post, or you can download the show directly here.


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Podcast 304: In The Jailhouse Now

On this podcast, we tour the only prison in the Faroe Islands and find it differs greatly from prisons in the United States and elsewhere. We also talk about the Scandinavian theory of incarceration and how it is derived from restorative justice practices from (wait for it) Native Americans. This show is a fascinating look at the Faroes from an angle we don't usually see.

You can listen on Apple Podcasts, on our media player in this post, and just about anywhere you find podcasts, You can also download the show directly here.

If you want to hear the raw audio from our tour of the prison, you can get that here.

Finally, if you're interested in reserving a copy of the book Matthew has written, you can do that here. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Podcast 303: Filming the Faroes




On this week's podcast, we talk to Michael Raimondo, he's the director at Green Renaissance, a production company based in South Africa. Green Renaissance is in the process of producing a series of short films about people in the Faroe Islands and the first four are already out. The first is embedded at the top of this post, the other three can be found here, here, and here.

We talk to Michael about how he and his team became interested in the Faroe Islands and how he met the people featured in the films.

Then we travel to the northernmost village in the Faroes and wait for a fleeting moment of beauty.

During out interview, Michael makes reference to a blog called My Faroe Islands. You can find that blog here.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher Smart Radio, Spotify, the media player at the bottom of this post, and pretty much anywhere quality podcasts are given away for free. You can also download the show directly here.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Podcast 302: Faroese Olympic Dreams


On this week's podcast, we talk to Jon Hestoy about the Faroese campaign for recognition by the International Olympic Committee. While Faroese athletes can compete in scores of international competitions under their own flag, including World Cup qualifying football (soccer) matches sanctioned by FIFA, they can't compete in the Olympics. Hestoy is leading the drive to change that. We'll talk about the challenges involved with being a small nation trying to influence a large sportocracy .

After that, we'll go to Klaksvik and listen to the wind whistle through a chain-link fence.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher Smart Radio, Spotify, and really anywhere you get your podcasts. You can also listen on the media player at the bottom on this post, or you can download the show directly here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Podcast 301: Podcast about a book that has a one-character title and that character doesn't exist on an English keyboard.


On our first episode of the new season of the Faroe Islands Podcast, we talk to author Siri Rannvá Hjelm Jacobsen about her novel "Ø" which draws heavily from her own experiences visiting extended family in the Faroe Islands.

Then we'll head outside and check out the newest traffic light in Torshavn. Could it be the shape of things to come?

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and anywhere quality podcasts are given away for free. You can also listen on the media player below or download the show directly here.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Podcast 300!


This show is a special event recorded live in Torshavn. We recount the early days of the podcast with the people who were there. Then we hear some wonderful live music from Gudrid Hansdottir.
You can listen in all the normal places, or download the show directly here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Podcast 298: TYR in America, 2018

Photo credit: Gale Benning
Faroese metal band TYR is touring North America and we catch up with bandleader Heri Joensen during his band's swing through Portland, Oregon. We talk about touring in America verses Europe, the protesters who have shown up to some of his concerts and, of course, theology.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, on our media player on Stitcher Smart Radio, and at the Google Play Store. You can also download the show directly here.

Also, we're still raising funds for our next series of podcasts. If you're able to help out, please head on over to our gofundme page and show us some love.