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The Faroe Islands Podcast
36 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Home and Away 15: Theresa from Germany
On this episode of Home and Away, Stella talks to Theresa from Germany. Theresa saw a quirky ad for a Faroese bus service and that led her on a journey from her native Germany to the Faroe Islands. We'll here how she's adjusting to life in the Faroes, whether you can be an artist and also "normal," and how sobriety affects Theresa's art.
32 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
EP 344: The Journey Back
On this show, we document our return to the Faroe Islands after being away for two years. There's a little anxiety, a little frustration, an little impatience, and even a couple of tears And, of course, there's cotton swabs at the back of the throat, triggering a gag reflex.
20 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Home and Away: Remembering Eyðfinn
This week's Home and Away is a tribute to Eyðfinn Drewsen, who died last week at the age of 52. He was a DJ, producer, sound tech, voice over guy, and basically a person who could do everything at a radio station. He was literally the voice of FM1 and Ras 2 before that. On this special episode, Stella talks about her memories of Eyðfinn and the things that made him special. Our deepest condolences go out to Eyðfinn's family, friends, and those who loved him
64 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Home and Away 13: Heri Simonsen
On this episode, Stella talks to Heri Simonsen about his life in the Faroes, growing up in Greenland, and the shocking truth about his place of birth. Also, we pay brief tribute to a legend of radio in the Faroe Islands.
30 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
EP 343: Olympic Dreams, Deferred
This week, we check in with Jon Hestoy, he's one of the people with the unenviable job of trying to convince the International Olympic Committee to recognize the Faroe Islands. We'll talk about the history of the campaign for Faroese recognition, that the IOC has to say about the matter, and get an update on how Faroese athletes did at this year's Olympics... competing for Denmark. We spoke to Jon back in 2016 and went more in depth on certain of these topics. If you'd like to hear that conversation, you can listen to it here. Also, we get an update on COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands, and spend a hot afternoon by the water.
40 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Home and Away Meets the Faroe Islands Podcast
On this edition of Home and Away, Stella interviews the host of a podcast about the Faroe Islands. Can you imagine that, a whole podcast about the Faroe Islands! Well, it's true. Stella talks to (checks notes) Matthew Workman about how he started his podcast, what it was like to visit the Faroes for the first time, and what podcast he's least proud of. As always, we had to cut out all the music bits, but if you want to listen to the songs we had to cut, you can find a Spotify playlist here.
20 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
EP 342: Into the Unknown
This week, we react to the news of the cancellation of the G! Festival and map out plans for the podcast now that we won't be able to cover the festival. We'll also get an update on the COVID situation in the Faroes (spoiler alert: it's not good) and listen to some audio from the G! Festival 8 years ago (spoiler alert: it's really good). I'll also beg for money. If you want to donate to our gofundme campaign, you can find the link here.
34 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Home & Away 11: Gunn Hernes
On this episode of Home and Away, Stella talks to Gunn Hernes. Gunn is the head of the Nordic House in Torshavn. We'll talk about Gunn's childhood in Norway, her journeys to Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark, and what led her to live in the Faroe Islands. Before that, we have a short update on the COVID situation in the Faroe Islands and beg for money. If you can contribute to this year's fundraising campaign, please follow this link to our gofundme page and toss a few dollars, or kroner or Euros in our direction. Thanks to everyone who already has.
41 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Home and Away 10: Catching up with Cinthia
On this episode of Home & Away, Stella catches up with Cinthia Gonzalez Parada. Cinthia was a guest on Home & Away a few years ago, and Stella asks her how the last years have gone, and about her music. And we'll even get to hear some of that music! Also, we have an update on the COVID situation in the Faroe Islands. As a reminder, we're traveling to the Faroes to record more episodes of the podcast, and we need some help from you to keep the show revenue-neutral. If you have the ability, please visit our gofundme page and toss a little something into the tip jar. Even a little is a big help to us. And thanks to those have donated already.
36 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
EP 341: Can I go to the Faroe Islands
With travel slowly opening up around the world, we ask the question, "Can I go to the Faroe Islands?" And when we say "I," we mean "you," but maybe also "us." We'll talk to the head of Visit Faroe Islands about travel restrictions to the Faroes and whether it's possible for people to visit this summer. Then we'll remember a flight from 12 years ago. During the show, we announce our gofundme campaign for the year. If you can help us out, please visit our campaign page and donate what you can. And thank you to everyone who has already donated.
41 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Home and Away 9: Johannes Midskard
On this new season of Home and Away, Stella talks to Johannes Midskard about his childhood in the Faroe Islands, and what's it's like renting rooms in his home to tourists. Update: Moments after this podcast posted, the Faroese PM asked the Faroese people to cancel all social gatherings for a week. Torshavn's Culture Night has been cancelled or postponed. The Torshavn Marathon has also been postponed. For the full story, see this article from Faroese broadcaster KVF. For more information about COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands, consult the Faroe Islands coronavirus page.
35 minutes | May 26, 2021
EP 340: Nightlife on Suduroy?
In part two of our trip to Suduroy, we hit the town in search of nightlife... on a Thursday... on a remote island. What could possibly go wrong? Or right? We'll also have an update on the COVID-19 situation in the Faroe Islands.
36 minutes | May 23, 2021
EP 339: A Passage to Suduroy
On this episode, we unearth some previously unheard audio from 2013. Tollak and Matthew travel to the southernmost Faroe Island in search of the first Faroese flag, and some nightlife. On the first part of our two part series, we stand on the deck of a boat and look at islands, then get put into "time out" in a conference room in a hotel, and then look at a piece of history in a church. We'll also have a brief update on the COVID situation in the Faroe Islands. For the most current information please visit the Faroese government's COVID-19 website.
35 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Home and Away with a Twist 8: Levi Cerveneac
On the final episode of this season of Home and Away with a Twist, Stella talks to Levi Cerveneac about growing up with a Romanian name in the Faroe Islands and whether he feels more Romanian or Faroese. We also have an update on the COVID situation in the Faroe Islands. For more timely news on the subject, check out KVF's English-language site.
37 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Home & Away With A Twist 7: Michael Johannesen
On this episode, Stella talks to Michael Anthony Charles Johannesen about growing up with a Faroese father and a Trinidadian mother. They talk about the surf and skate scene in the Faroes and the challenges involved with staging concerts in a small country. Also, we've got a brief update on the COVID situation in the Faroe Islands. If you want to know more about Stella's art work, follow her Facebook page. If you're in Torshavn, check out an exhibition of her work at the Hilton Garden Inn on April 5th.
46 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
EP 338: Joel Cole, Transplanted: Immigrant Stories
This week, we talk to Joel Cole, he's an artist who grew up in America and now lives in the Faroe Islands. We talk about his new collection called Transplanted: Immigrant Stories. It's a series of sculptures inspired by the stories of immigrants living in the Faroe Islands. We'll talk about what inspired him to start this project and whether he considers himself an immigrant. If you're interested in buying a poster of his work or the series of Posta stamps based on his sculptures, you can find them here.
49 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Home and Away With a Twist: EP 6
This week, Stella talks to Martin Skúvadal about having a Faroese father and an an Australian mother. He grew up in Vestmanna. We'll hear about how Christmas is celebrated in Australia and just how many snakes he's seen.
23 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
EP 337: Volleyball, COVID, and Lobster
On this episode, Oli G. Samuelsen talks to Christian Imhoff about coming from Argentina to the Faroe Islands to coach and play volleyball. We'll also visit a fantastic underground lobster party* and get an update on the COVID situation in the Faroe Islands *Okay, it wasn't really an "underground" party, but it felt more edgy to phrase it that that way.
30 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Home & Away With a Twist, EP 5
This week, Stella talks to Sigri Gaini, who was born in Norway to an Iranian father and a Faroese Mother. Her family moved to the Faroe Islands when she was four. Sigri talks about growing up different in a country where being different can be hard. Also, we'll get to the bottom of just how much spice is required on fish.
29 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
EP 336: Happy Birthday to Us, 2021!
On this show, we'll celebrate our 12th birthday by listening back to come cringe-worthy clips from our first shows. We'll also hear birthday greetings from the whole podcast team, and we'll also take a walk on Fugloy.
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