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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Podcast 329: Island Games, Gibraltar



On this podcast, we talk about the Island Games, a bi-annual sporting event for small island nations. Heri Simonsen will recap how the Faroe Islands team did in the 2019 games in Gibraltar, and give his hopes for the 2021 games in Guernsey.

Then we'll travel to Vestmanna and look at the dam.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or anywhere quality podcasts are given away for free. You can also listen on the media player at the bottom of this page or download the show directly here.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Podcast 327: Svinoy


This week, we take a small ferry to a small island to talk to the proprietor of the only retail establishment of any kind on the island of Svinoy. We'll learn how he and his wife left the "big city" of Klaksvik for an island with only 9 residents.

As always, you can listen on just about any podcast platform, or on the media player at the bottom of this post You can also download the show directly here.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Podcast 326: Tourism in the Time of Corona

Credit: Kristin Vang/Visit Faroe Islands

This week, we talk to Guðrið Højgaard, who is the Director of Visit Faroe Islands. These are strange times for people who promote tourism. Borders are closed, people are in lockdown, and almost all flights to and from the Faroe Islands have been cancelled.

But while things were shutting down, Højgaard and her team came up with Remote Tourism. We'll talk about how Visit Faroe Islands came up with this unique campaign, and the prospects for tourism moving forward.

Then we'll stand in front of a hotel under construction.

As always you can listen on all the major podcast platforms, and even most of the minor ones. You can also listen on the media player at the bottom of this post, or you can download the show directly here.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Podcast 325: In The Studio With SAKARIS




On this podcast, we talk to SAKARIS. SAKARIS is a Faroese composer, producer, and musician living in Iceland. For the past two months, he's been going into the studio and allowing people to watch as he tries to create a song. Sometimes it goes well. Other times... well...

But whatever the result, it's a fascinating watch. We'll talk to Sakaris about the thrills and perils of creating with an audience watching, and how deadlines and constraints can make for better art.

Then we'll go to a forgotten village and search for some history.

You can listen on your favorite podcast platform, or your least favorite, it really doesn't matter to us. You can also listen on the media player at the bottom of this post, or download the show directly here.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Podcast 323: Elin Sings, Remote Tourism, and Life Under Lockdown.




On this week's podcast, we get an update on the COVID-19 infection numbers in the Faroe Islands and listen to a coronavirus-themed opera. (You can watch that opera here.) For more information about the novel coronavirus in the Faroes, please visit the official government site, the state broadcaster, or Local.fo.

Then we explore "remote tourism." While the Faroe Islands is currently closed to tourists, you can still explore them remotely. For a limited time, Visit Faroe Islands will allow you to take a tour of Faroese villages, and control the tour guide in real time. Just to be clear, this isn't a simulation, it's a real live person, taking directions from people in real time. To learn more about this intriguing way to see the Faroes, check out Visit Faroe Islands' Remote Tourism site.

But wait, there's more! We spend the third segment of our show talking to Elin Brimheim Heinesen about life under lockdown in the Faroe Islands. And then she sends us off with a song.

As always, you can listen on the media player at the bottom of this post, on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and just about anywhere you find podcasts. You can also download the show directly here.