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News, music, politics, and culture from the Faroe Islands.

The Faroe Islands Podcas‪t‬ Friends of the Faroes

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

News, music, politics, and culture from the Faroe Islands.

    Home & Away With a Twist, EP 5

    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 min
    EP 336: Happy Birthday to Us, 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.

    • 29 min
    Home & Away With a Twist 4: Thomas Warner

    Home & Away With a Twist 4: Thomas Warner

    On this episode, Stella talks to Thomas Warner whose father is from England and mother is Faroese. We'll hear how he celebrates Christmas in England and the Faroes, the difficulties in learning multiple languages, and how coming from a mixed culture can have benefits.

    • 46 min
    Home & Away, With a Twist, EP 3

    Home & Away, With a Twist, EP 3

    On this special episode of Home & Away With a Twist, Stella takes on her most challenging interview yet: her own daughter. Sharon Sivertsen talks about growing up in the Faroe Islands with Sri Lankan and Faroese parents, her love of food from her mom's homeland, and that one time she almost got kidnapped. 

    • 47 min
    EP 335: The Year in Football

    EP 335: The Year in Football

    This week we talk to Sigi Einarsson about the weird, weird year in Faroese football. We'll talk about the domestic league, Europa League play, and a milestone for the National Team.
    Then we'll get on a boat and listen to some music and yearn for a when we can be together on boats again. (Or not on boats, it's really the "together" part that's important.)

    • 40 min
    Home and Away with a Twist 2

    Home and Away with a Twist 2

    On this episode Stella talks to Mickey Shemesh about growing up in the Faroe Islands and Israel. 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Craig, really...it's Craig ,

I will kill you and all of your children. I will eat their hearts with fava beans.

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Timbersfan10 ,

Great

I consider Matthew Workman a friend. He kept telling me about this Faroe Island podcast and I don’t think it ever really unlocked in my brain what it was. I started listening on a whim the other night. I can’t stop. An intimate look at a society that like unlike my in expected ways but similar in the unexpected. This is a must listen series. Also… the production value is SO GOOD.

TheAunt ,

Thank you!

As an innate socio-anthropologist I have been loving Faroe Islands podcast. The humor and passion are evident. Production is solid and not too formal.
As a native Alaskan I (child of the late 70's/ early 80's) have well understood the love of both the land and the intimate internal culture. The appreciation of solitude and the need to be recognized as a viable culture speak to my sense of reality.
Having tried to turn my father on to podcasts, I discovered that, instead of helping him to broaden his world, he already knew of the Faroes. Why? Long time next door neighbors and friends - the wife was a child of the Brits from WWII spending time with the Faroese.
I'd never known this.
...and the world gets both one step smaller and one step bigger.
I'm glad to have found this podcast. The introduction to the culture, land and music (most of all, scarecrow) have been an enrichment in my life.

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