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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Podcast 233: Diary of a Middle-Aged Hitchhiker

The Faroe Islands is a place where hitchhiking is both safe, legal, and socially acceptable. So why not give it a whirl? This week, we stick our thumb out and ride with strangers from Torshavn to Gota. We'll meet some new friends on the way, and do a lot more walking than we had expected.

But happiness is a journey, not a destination, right?

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on the media player at the top of the page, and on Stitcher Smart Radio. Or you can download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_233.mp3

Friday, November 21, 2014

Podcast 232: FAROE ISLANDS BEATS GREECE!!!



This week, a brief discussion of the Faroe Islands' historic victory over Greece in their Euro 2016 qualifier match. According to an article in the Guardian, the 1-0 win may count as the biggest upset in international football (soccer) history, at least in the history of the FIFA rankings.

Enjoy the show,and if you need to be cheered up, to watch the embedded video above. It's very fun.

As always, you can listen on the media player at the top of the page, on iTunes, or Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_232.mp3

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Podcast 230: G! Festival 2014, Day 3, The Singalong

Ave performing at the G! Festival
This week, a report from day 3 of the G! Festival.

We'll hear music from Ave, Marius, and the world's best cover band, Confect.

The final day of the festival was filled with a lot of great music and the threat of flooding. Festival organizers had to evacuate the performance area at the beach after high waves and high tide threatened to overwhelm the venue.

But adjustments were made and the music continued until the early, early hours of the morning. It was all par for the course at the coolest music festival in the world.

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_230.mp3

If you're interested in seeing next year's G! Festival, you can join us for next year's Nordic Obsession Tour. We'll be touring the Faroes, and you'll have the option to stick around for the G! Festival if you want. Early registration is open now.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Podcast 229: Manor

This week, we talk about "Manor." It's a short story written 130 years ago and set in the Faroe Islands. The author, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, was German and never traveled to the Faroes, but his story was rediscovered by two of our favorite Faroese people (Birgir Kruse and Eiler Fagraklett, to be exact) and translated into Faroese for the first time.

We'll visit the release event for the book, talk about the gay themes in the book, and learn more about "Manor's" author, who is considered by many to be the world's first gay rights activist.

As always, you can listen on iTunes, on the media player at the top of this page, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_229.mp3

While the Faroese translation of "Manor" is new, an English translation has been around for many years. You can read the English translation of "Manor" here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Podcast 228: Jennifer Henke

Jennifer Henke in the Faroe Islands, July 2014
This week, a tribute to Jennifer Henke. She was one of our first guests on this podcast back in 2009, and has appeared on the show many times since. In 2010, she wrote a book about her experiences in the Faroe Islands, and the search for her father's family.

This week's show features highlights from her appearances on this show, and some stories of our experiences with her as well.

As always, you can listen to the show in 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_228.mp3

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Podcast 227: The Great (Whaling) Debate

Hans Hermansen (left) and Pete Bethune. Photo by: Heri Simonsen
This week, we bring you a debate between Hans Hermansen, a vocal proponent of Faroese whaling, and Pete Bethune, a conservationist and animal rights activist from New Zealand. The debate aired live on Ras 2 and is moderated by our own Heri Simonsen.

While the podcast maintains a resolutely neutral editorial stance on Faroese whaling, we encourage honest debate on the subject.

Heri set up this debate to give people on both sides of the issue to put forward their ideas in a forum less heated than, say, a street corner Q&A session. Both Hans and Pete were given the questions ahead of time, and people listening on Ras 2 could send in questions via text message.

You can listen to the debate on our media player at the top of the page, on iTunes, or on Stitcher Smart Radio. Or you can download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_227.mp3

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Podcast 226: G! Festival 2014, Day 2



This week, we sample the music from day two of this year's G! Festival. It includes an intimate performance by Eivor, an innovative set by avant-rockers ORKA, and the day ends with an excursion to steal food from the grandma of the most famous singers in the Faroe Islands.

As always, you can listen on our media player at the top of the page, on iTunes, and on Stitcher Smart Radio. You can also download the show directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/faroepodcast/Podcast_226.mp3

In this week's show, we talk about the HOYMA festival the G! Festival people will be staging on November 1st. To learn more about that, you can check out the G! Festival website.