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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

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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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Podcast 297: Niels Finsen, Fundraising, and looking forward to 300

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This week, we've got a bite-sized podcast where we visit a memorial to Niels Finsen, the first Nordic person to win a Nobel Prize and the only Faroese person to receive that honor.

We also launch our 2018 fundraising drive. We're raising money to fund another season of podcasts, and we'd like your help. If you have the means, please visit out gofundme page and toss a couple of bucks into the tip jar.

Also, we're making plans for our 300th Podcast. We'll record it during a special live event in Torshavn on July 9th. Admission is free, so if you'd like to attend, check out the event page on Facebook and join us for a night of storytelling, music and a few surprises.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Smart Radio, or the Google Play Store. You can also directly download the show here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Podcast 295: Maurice and Vikingur

This week we catch up with Scottish footballer Maurice Ross. When we spoke to him last in 2017, Maurice was managing a new football (or soccer, if you're American) team on the southern island of Suduroy. Now he's taken the coaching job at Vikingur, a team that has won the league two years in a row.

Maurice talks to Ras 2 journalist Trondur Arge about the move to Gota and the challenges of managing a team where finishing second is considered a failure. This interview is an excerpt of a much longer conversation on Ras 2. You can hear the full conversation here.

We also hang out at a construction site in Klaksvik and imagine what a new city center might look like. And at the top of the show, we offer congratulations to Visit Faroe Islands and Atlantic Airways for winning a prestigious advertising award for their Faroe Islands Translate campaign.

Oh yes, and we also talk about TYR's big tour in North America this spring. You can learn more about TYR's North American tour here.

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Podcast 294: Mikkeller comes to Torshavn

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Mikkeller is a Danish brewer who has popularized the craft beer movement in Europe. They operate a small number of pubs in cities like Tokyo, San Francisco, and Bangkok. So it raised a few eyebrows when Mikkeller announced they were opening a pub in Torshavn.

On this podcast, we attend the grand opening of Mikkeller Torshavn and talk about the massive changes happening in Torshavn over the past year.

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