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The award-winning podcast returns to the Faroes to record more stories.
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After more than 6 years and nearly 250 episodes, what more could a podcast say about a single, small country? Answer: a lot.

The award-winning Faroe Islands Podcast is heading back to the Faroes this summer, and we're going to see if we can visit all the islands we haven't been to yet. Namely: Svinoy, Koltur, Hestur, Stora Dimun, and Litla Dimun.  All of these islands are small, some are pretty hard to get to, and one is uninhabited. But we're determined to bring the podcast to every island in the country.

We're also setting up more interviews with musicians, politicians, thought leaders, and interesting people in the Faroes. Plus, we'll have our annual coverage of the G! Festival

Among our new premiums this year is a challenge coin. These coins are typically given out by members of the US military as a literal token of gratitude. But you don't have to be a soldier to have one of these coins, so we've designed our very own limited edition Faroe Islands Podcast coins and they're being manufactured right now. To learn more about challenge coins, there's a great episode of 99% Invisible on the subject. 

We're also offering photos from our good friend Jon Armstrong. Jon traveled to the Faroe Islands with us last summer and took some gorgeous photos of the country. He's graciously offered to let us give out enlargements of these photos as a way to say "thanks" to our donors. You can see some of Jon's pictures of the Faroes here.

Risks and challenges

The Faroe Islands is nicknamed "The Land of Maybe" and it has certainly earned that reputation. The unpredictable weather can delay flights, cancel ferries and make recording outside next to impossible.

However, we've traveled to the islands 6 times before and have a good track record at bringing back great material. Litla Dimun, though, that island is going to be tough to get.

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    Anyone who donates $25 or more will be thanked by name on a future podcast. It's the very least we can do.

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    A popular premium from last year returns. For a little extra, we'll track down a real, live Faroese person to read your name on our show.

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    Faroese stamps are among the most collectible in the world. For a $50 donation, we'll send you a handwritten postcard from the Faroe Islands. If you're from the Faroe Islands, our host, Matthew Workman, will hand-deliver your card in July.

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    For a $50 donation, you can get our limited-edition challenge coin. Challenge coins are often given out as a special token of gratitude by members of the military. We've custom designed a coin to say "thank you" to our loyal listeners. We will make a single run of these coins, and they will only be made available through the Kickstarter campaign. (Wherever possible, coins will be delivered by hand to Faroese donors)

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    Our producer Elin Brimheim Heinesen has donated and signed a few copies of her CD, which contains Faroese versions of classic songs from artists ranging from Elvis to Louis Armstrong. This CD contains the only recordings of these songs in Faroese. A must-have.

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    11"x14" Photo from Jon Armstrong. Jon traveled to the Faroes last summer and took some stunning photos. For a donation of $135, you can chose one of the images he took last July, and we'll enlarge it and send it to you. To see some of his pictures, check out Jon's blog: http://blurbomat.com/?s=faroe

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    Relive the first 100 episodes of the show with a special thumb drive featuring all the early episodes, photos, and music. How many ways did Matthew pronounce "Torshavn" on the first show? Listen and find out.

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