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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Podcast 224: G! Festival, Day One

Malk de Kiojn. Photo by Regin Dalsgaard Courtesy: G! Festival
This week, part one of our annual coverage of the G! Festival. Thursday is the shortest day of the G! Festival, but they still packed a lot of good music in. We'll hear music from a groundbreaking Danish Hip Hop group, then talk to a Faroese singer who made a big impression at this year's festival.

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on the media player at the top of the page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. Or you can download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_224.mp3

Friday, August 22, 2014

EP 221: The Nordic Sound



On this week's podcast, we talk to Danish filmmakers Frederik Kyhn and Matias Tolstrup about their project "Out In The North: Finding the Nordic Sound." The project isn't complete yet, but the footage they've already released from the Faroes is pretty great. We'll link to all four videos here and we strongly urge you to heed the advice at the start of each video and put on some headphones. The sound and the video will really transport you to the Faroes. (Also, for English, press the "CC" button on the videos)

Kyhn and Tolstrup spent much of July filming Faroese musicians and talking to them about the creative process and how their homes are a part of that.

After that high-minded chat, we head out to some windmills and try not to get peed on by a stranger.

As always, you can listen on iTunes or our media player on on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_221.mp3

Want more videos? Oh, we've got them. Here's ORKA:



And a lovely bit of music from Eivor:



And as if that's not enough, in this final video, you get to see music and conversation with the insanely talented Sakaris... and almost every tree in the Faroe Islands.




If you want more from Out in the North, you should "like" their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter, and check out their other work on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Podcast 220: Matt and Heri on the Radio

Live on the air at Ras 2
This week, our summer break ends as Heri Simonsen turns the tables on podcast host Matthew Workman and asks him the questions for a change.In this interview that was originally broadcast live on Ras 2 as part of it's special Olavsoka programming, Heri asks Matt about the recently completed Nordic Obsession tour, American soccer (football, to you European types), and about the uninvited guests to the Faroes who spent the summer skulking around in black hooded sweatshirts.

You can listen on iTunes, on our media player at the top of the page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. Or you can download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_220.mp3.

On the live broadcast, we included some great Faroese music, but streaming rights prevent us from sharing the songs in their entirety here. However, we were able to hunt down a few of the songs in this Spotify playlist. Also, you can see some of the photos we took at this year's Olavsoka here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Podcast 218: Pete Bethune and the Faroe Islands

This week, an interview with conservationist and animal rights activist Pete Bethune. A few years ago, Bethune hatched a plan to bring hundreds of volunteers to the Faroe Islands to monitor the beaches and intervene in the event of a whale hunt.

Now that another group has actually executed this plan, we talk to Bethune about why he abandoned the idea and why he thinks it would have been counter-productive to the cause of anti-whaling in the Faroe Islands. Bethune also talks about how he fell in love with the Faroese people and culture while still maintaining his steadfast opposition to the Faroese whale hunts.

If you've been hearing a lot of news reports from the Faroe Islands lately and you don't quite know what to make of it, this special edition of the podcast is for you.

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on our media player at the top of the page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_218.mp3

Monday, June 16, 2014

Podcast 217: Faroe Beer

This week, we'll talk to the brewmaster for Faroe Beer (Föroya Bjór). They've been around since 1888, and most alcohol sales have been illegal during a substantial portion of their history. But they've hung on and the laws in the Faroes have loosened up and they can finally brew their signature beverage again.

We'll hear about the fun and the struggles of making beer in a country with a complicated history with alcohol, then we'll stare at a glass of beer we weren't really able to drink.

As always, you can listen on our media player, on iTunes, and on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_217.mp3

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Podcast 216: Faroe Islands Meets Uruguay



This week, we talk to the film crew from Uruguay who traveled to the Faroes to produce this commercial. It features a Faroese man who may be the ultimate fan of the Uruguayan national football team who isn't actually from Uruguay.

Our good friend Heri Simonsen caught up with the producers who found Ivan Eginsson Eysturland on Facebook, and decided he should be the face of the World Cup-themed ad campaign for a South American credit card.

You can listen to those interviews on our media player at the top of the page, on iTunes, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_216.mp3

The ad at the top of this post is just one in a series OCA is producing. One even features our very own Heri Simonsen. That spot hasn't been released yet, but when it is, we'll post a link to it right here. Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Podcast 215: Airport, 2014



This week, we talk to the former CFO of Vagar Airport about the changes coming to the only airport in the Faroe Islands. And we'll take one last stroll through the old, cramped terminal before it ends up (literally) on the scrap heap.

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on the media player at the top of the page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. Or you can download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_215.mp3

Above is a video presentation about the new airport that we reference during the podcast.