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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Podcast 332: Checking In With The Neighbors, 2020


Every once in a while, we like to check in with the neighbors. In this case, the neighbors are Orkney, and the person we're talking to is Tom Ordeman. Tom hosts the Bruck Podcast, which is about many things, but has a strong Orkney bent to it. 

So, to be clear, two people who live in Oregon will be discussing life on various North Atlantic islands. Sounds odd, we know, but somehow it works. We'll talk about how the pandemic is changing life on the islands.

On this show, Tom makes reference to his quest for an Orkney brew called Skull Splitter. You can hear the podcast he did on the subject here.

As always, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Smart Radio (if they still exist), Google, Spotify, and really anywhere 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.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Podcast 331: Faroe Pride, Then and Now


In 2012, LGBT Foroyar organized a Pride march. They told people they were going to get 1,000 people on the streets of Torshavn to march for gay rights. If you turned off your microphone, organizers would admit they thought they'd get 1,000 people to attend, but 500 would also be a historic gathering.

Five THOUSAND people showed up, one tenth the population of the entire country, and history was made. The next year 6,000 people attended. Eventually, the Faroese parliament approved gay marriage in the Faroe Islands. 

On this podcast we revisit that historic 2012 march and talk with Eiler Fagratlet about what has happened in the years since.

As always, you can listen on Apple, Stitcher, Scrunchy, Google Play, Spotify, ClumpShift, and I Heart Radio. (Note: some of those services might not actually exist.) You can also listen on the media player at the bottom of this post or you can download the show directly here.