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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Episode 286: Faroese Handball and Faroe Islands Translate

This week, we talk to Scott Harrington. He was the coach of the Faroe Islands Women's Handball team and will soon be an assistant coach for the Chinese women's team. We talk about his time in the Faroes and the future of handball in the Faroe Islands.

Then we play around with the awesome new Translate Faroe Islands site. The site allows you to enter a sentence in English, Spanish, or French, then, moments later, you get a video of a Faroese person saying that sentence in Faroese. Have we mentioned it's super cool? Well, it is and you should all spend the rest of the day playing around with it.

And, of course, we're still raising money to fund our next season of the podcast. If you are able, visit our fundraising page and toss us a few bucks. We are very close to reaching our goal.

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Faroe Islands Podcast Telethon!

No, operators aren't standing by to take your call,and the podcast isn't going on for 36 hours straight until we either reach our goal or the host loses his mind. Instead, we're raising a few bucks to help us record the next season of podcasts.

We're traveling to the Faroes to record stories during the dark and soggy autumn months, and to cover the HOYMA festival in Gota. If you can spare a little something, please donate here to help us make more shows.

On our short podcast, we talk about the fundraising campaign and then walk around an industrial estate outside Torshavn. Will we bump into a friend while standing on the side of the road? Listen to find out. (Hint: yes)

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, on our media player, on Stitcher Smart Radio, on Google Play, or you can download the show directly here.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Podcast 285: Mikael Blak Speaks! (Normally he's playing bass)

This week, we talk to Mikael Blak. Blak is perhaps the most sought-after bass player in the Faroe Islands and he plays with so many bands he has a hard time naming them all. We talk about the difference between playing jazz and punk, growing up in a musical family, and the absurdly large musical output from this tiny country.

Then we duck into a library to get dry.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, on Stitcher Smart Radio, Google Play, and anywhere quality podcasts are given away freely. You can also download the show directly here.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Podcast 283: Olavsoka Special 2017, Part 2

This week, we hear more sounds of Olavsoka. On day two of the Faroese holiday, we hear some poetry, visit parties, get lost, sing, dance, and eat delicious Spanish ham.

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Podcast 282: Olavsoka Special 2017, Part 1

It's time for Olavsoka in the Faroe Islands, and this week we're listening to a show we recorded at Olavsoka a few years ago, but haven't released until now.

We'll listen to music, watch football,and avoid horse poop. We'll also talk about Faroese national costume.

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Podcast 281: Revisiting the Olsen Siblings

Five years ago, we met the Olsen siblings (pictured, above) who were celebrating their combined 1,000th birthday.

This week we learn about one man's successful campaign to get the Olsen siblings into the Guinness Book of World Records. We'll also listen to an interview we did with the youngest sibling and pay tribute to two of the siblings who recently died.

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Podcast 280: Football and Marius

This week, our good friend Heri Simonsen talks to Maurice Ross. Ross is a Scottish football (soccer) manager who is coaching the united Suduroy team, which merges three clubs on the southern island. While the three teams individually haven't had much success in the upper division of Faroese football, the merged team currently sits at fourth place in the EFFO league.

Then we'll hear some music from one of our favorite artists: Marius. He'll play "Shades", then we'll listen for a curious applause pattern common in the Faroe Islands.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, on the media player on our page, on on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here.