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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Podcast 314: Darius Lewis in the Faroe Islands

This week, we catch up with Darius Lewis, the American striker playing for KI Klaksvik. When we last spoke in January, Lewis was preparing to move from his home in Florida to the Faroe Islands. Now that he's had a few months to settle in, we ask what it's like to play football (soccer) so far from home and how life in the Faroes is treating him.

After that, we stand underneath the newest traffic light in the Faroe Islands.

At the end of the interview, we mention a Dutch TV story about Darius. You can find that story here.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Smart Radio, and pretty much anywhere quality podcasts are found. You can also listen on the media player at the bottom of this post, or download the show directly here.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Podcast 313: Live! At the G! Festival 2019!

Photo credit: Pi Performance Photography

This is the one you've been waiting for. It's our special live show we recorded at this year's G! Festival. We'll talk to filmmaker Andrias Høgenni about his film "No Ill Will" and the effects social media has on friendships. Then we'll hear music from Elin Brimheim Heinesen and wrap things up with a meditation on what it means to be in the best place on earth.

We'll make reference to a series of photos at the start of the show, you can view those photos here. Also our friends at Pi Performance Photography took a wonderful set of photos during the performance that can be viewed here.

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


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Bonus Podcast: St. Kodiak


On this bonus episode of the podcast, we listen to some music from Saint Kodiak. He's a Danish-Faroese singer who left the music business 15 years ago, but returned after being inspired by a hike in the Faroe Islands. We'll hear a song from his new album "Fumes."

We'll also get an update on our gofundme campaign. We're about 1/3 of the way to our goal. That's a good start, but there's plenty of room for you to help. If you listen to the show and you like it, please head on over to our campaign page and show us a little love... in the form of money.

As always, you can listen on just about every podcast service available, or you can listen on the media player at the bottom of this post or download the show directly here.

You want links? Then you're in luck, we've got plenty. You can learn more about Saint Kodiak at his website, Instagram, and Facebook pages. You can also hear more of his music on Spotify.


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Podcast 311: G! Festival 2018, Part 2

Credit: Pi Performance Photography

On this episode, we look at the changes made at the G! Festival over the past several years. They've opened new stages, changed concessions, found an ingenious way to keep the beach clean, and continued to deliver cutting-edge music from the Faroe Islands and around the world.

We'll hear music from KATA, Teitur,and Kanska. Then we preview some acts that have already been announced for the 2019 G! Festival, which kicks off next month.

As always, you can listen on just about any platform where you get podcasts, or you can listen on the media player at the bottom of this page. If you want to download the show directly, you can find that link here.

Also, we're raising money to help fund another season of podcasts. If you like the show and can help out, please head on over to our gofundme page and show us some love. Thank you.


Fundraising Time Again



We're headed back to the Faroe Islands to record more episodes of this podcast, and we need just a little help from you. We've set up a gofundme page and we're asking you to toss a little something into the tip jar. While gofundme appears to have eliminated rewards levels, if you donate at least $35, we'll thank you on the podcast. If you donate$55, we'll send you a post card from the Faroes.

If you listen to the show and like what you hear, please show us a little love and we promise we'll keep making shows that will entertain, inform, and hopefully take you on a little trip to an isolated, beautiful place. 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Podcast 310: Closed for Maintenance

Credit: Visit Faroe Islands

This week, we talk about why some of the Faroe Islands' biggest tourist attractions were closed last weekend, and why 100 volunteers thought the best way to spend a vacation was to do free manual labor. We'll also talk about the threat of overtourism and how the Faroes is trying to balance tourism with preservation.

Then we visit a tiny village that nobody ever visits.

If you're interested in volunteering for next year's Closed for Maintenance weekend, you can get more information here.

As always, you can listen pretty much anywhere that quality podcasts are given away for free, or on the media player at the bottom of this post, or you can download the show directly here.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Podcast 309: G! Festival 2018, Part 1

Credit: Pi Performance Photography

On this podcast, we review some of the sights and sounds from the 2018 G! Festival. In the first part of our preview, we visit the new town hall near the festival site and talk about the art installations and cultural events surrounding the G! Festival.

We'll also hear some live music from Jasmin, Ben Gibbard, and Marius.

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


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Podcast 307: Happy Birthday, Elin

Photo Credit: Kai Bergmann, Pi Performance Photography
This week, we sample the sounds from Elin Brimheim Heinesen's 60th birthday party. It was a wonderful night where everyone was asked to bring a dish to pass, or a song. A lot of people brought songs. We'll listen to the music, sing a little ourselves, and then dance until dawn... literally. The show is basically a love note to a woman who is a dear friend, and a champion of the podcast back in the days when we only had one episode and even fewer listeners.

Lots of links for this show. If you want to buy Elin's latest album, you can find it at the Tutl store and on iTunes.

If you'd like to see a great photo album from the night, you can find that here.

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


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Podcast 306: Overtourism?

This week, we talk about tourism in the Faroe Islands, and the threat of overtourism in this small country keenly aware of the path Iceland took more than a decade ago. We'll drive to Saksun, which is a favorite of tourists, and talk about the changes this small village has seen over the past ten years. Then we'll give a short tutorial on how to drive on the Faroe Islands' notoriously narrow rural roads.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, and anywhere quality podcasts are found, and probably a few places where substandard podcasts are found as well. You can also listen on the media player at the bottom of this post or download the show directly here.


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.