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We're heading back to the Faroes to record more episodes of the podcast and explore those tricky outer Islands.
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We've made more than 200 episodes, but there's still more stories to tell. We need your help to get back to the Faroe Islands this summer and record more episodes of our award-winning podcast. This year, we're putting special emphasis on visiting the outer islands that visitors rarely get to.

On each trip to the Faroes, we're able to record material for about 25-35 shows, so your support essentially guarantees we'll be able to produce shows for another year. (The remainder of our shows throughout the year come from Skype interviews, locally recorded material, and submissions from our team on the Faroes.)

We're also looking to upgrade our sound this year. We'll use a portion of this year's funds to invest in a new mp3 recorder. You'll hear a difference in our field recordings and especially in the interviews we do in the Faroe Islands.

We work hard to make this show sound like it's recorded by a professional production house or a well-funded tourism board. But in reality, it's created by a few volunteers who are really passionate about what we do. Your support helps us keep this show revenue-neutral and allows us to provide the shows for free.

Risks and challenges

One of the goals of this trip is to produce episodes on some of the remote islands in the Faroes,. And as you can imagine in a place nicknamed "The Land of Maybe," that can be a somewhat dicey proposition. Weather can delay or even cancel the helicopters and ferries we'll use to get to these islands.

But we're already laying out plans to make sure we'll be able to explore the remote corners of the country, no matter what the weather. Also, this will be our 6th trip to the Faroes, and we've become expert at getting a lot of work done in a short period of time. Last year, we gathered enough audio for about 30 shows. We plan to do the same this year.

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    We will personally thank everyone who donates more than $20 on an upcoming podcast. (If you wish to remain anonymous, we can do that, too.)

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    It's one thing to have our host mispronounce your name, but for a little bit extra, we'll find a real Faroese person to thank you personally on our podcast.

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    We'll send our $50 donors a handwritten postcard mailed from the Faroe Islands with a Faroese stamps. These stamps are highly prized among collectors. And we'll thank you by name on our podcast.

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    Our producer Elin Brimheim Heinesen has recorded a CD of pop standards translated into Faroese. These are the only recordings of their kind, and Elin has a voice like an angel. Elin will sign each copy of her CD for donors. And we'll thank you on the podcast.

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    Postcard and CD Combo. You'll get the signed CD and a postcard from the Faroes. And a shout out from us on the podcast.

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    Back by popular demand, 11"x14" print of the Faroe Islands from our producer, Tollak Hansen. Chose from any image on his Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tollakkur

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    The First 100 Episodes. We'll send you a thumb drive with the first 100 episodes of the podcast, along with some extras including photos, videos, and bonus audio we couldn't fit into the podcasts. Revisit the first podcast, where our host couldn't even pronounce "Torshavn" to the magical moment when the airplane wheels touch down on the podcast's first trip to the Faroes.

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