Thursday, October 31, 2013
Podcast 193: Back to the Haunted Tunnel
Ghosts? Who knows? But the sounds are scary just the same. We'll revisit our famous trip to the tunnels in 2010, then return three years later to see if the ghosts are interested in a repeat performance.
As always, you can listen on iTunes, our media player at the top of this page, on Stitcher Smart Radio, and on the No Agenda Live Stream. Or you can download the show directly here:
And if you're feeling extra brave, you can listed to the unedited audio of our first trip to the tunnels here.
Posted by Faroe Islands Podcast at 12:35 AM
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Podcast 192: Faroes, Fish, and the EU
|Photo credit: Xavier Häpe|
But the story isn't that straightforward. Because of global warming and other factors, fish populations in the North Atlantic have moved since the last time fish stocks were allocated. Furthermore, the EU has imposed sanctions on the Faroe Islands even though the Faroes aren't members of the EU and the fish populations in question aren't found in significant numbers in EU waters.
So how to make sense of this tangle of politics, biology, and climate science? Hopefully, this week's show can help out a little bit. We're talking to Kate Sanderson, she's the head of the Faroe Islands Mission to the European Union and once headed the Faroese ministry that regulated that country's fishing fleet. She'll talk about the relationship between the Faroe Islands and the European Union, and about the current dispute. We'll also hear from a British MP Alistair Carmichael, who believes the Faroe Islands is squandering it's reputation of good fisheries management.
You can listen to this week's show on our media player above, on iTunes, on Stitcher Smart Radio, or on the No Agenda Live Stream. You can also download the show directly here:
And we've got an online extra for this show. You can listen to an extended interview with Bjorn Kunoy. He's a doctor of international law and one of the lead negotiators for the Faroe Islands in this dispute. In this interview, Kunoy relates the history of the disagreement between the Faroes and the EU, and gives some of the legal arguments against the EU's actions. You can listen to the whole interview here. (Note: the audio quality on portions of this interview is not optimal... to put it politely.)
Posted by Faroe Islands Podcast at 11:17 AM
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
EP 191: Faroe Islands v. Austria, 23 Years Later
Despite having his name forever tied to the Faroe Islands, he's never visited the Faroes until now. He's helping announce the game for Austrian television. Heri catches up with Josef and asks him about that fateful game 23 years ago and his impressions of the Faroe Islands now.
As always, you can listen on our media player at the top of the page, on iTunes, on Stitcher Smart Radio, or on the No Agenda Live Stream. Or you can download the show directly here:
Friday, October 11, 2013
Podcast 190: Sjurdur Skaale, Four Years Later
Four years later, Skaale is now in the Danish parliament as one of two MPs who represent the Faroe Islands. He has also switched political parties, moving from the pro-independence Republic party to the pro-union Social Democratic party. We'll talk to him about his change of heart regarding independence and what it's like being Faroese in Denmark.
Then we buy an expensive tank of gas.
As always, you can listen on our media player at the top of this page, on iTunes, on Stitcher Smart Radio, and on the No Agenda Live Stream. You can also download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_190.mp3
Posted by Faroe Islands Podcast at 12:43 AM
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Podcast 189: Island Games Memorial
As always, you can listen on our media player, on iTunes, on Stitcher Smart Radio, or on the No Agenda Live Stream. Or you can download the show directly here:
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