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The Arctic and the Antarctic are privileged locations for observers interested in understanding how our world is shaped by the forces of nature and the workings of history. These areas have inspired countless humans to undertake epic expeditions of discovery and have witnessed both great triumphs and miserable defeats. As a planetary litmus paper it is at the poles we can detect the effects of natural oscillations and human activities on the global ecosystems.
 
Audio drama based at the South Pole’s Amundsen-Scott Station. When a murder takes place during the 7-months of isolation & winter darkness, a US Marshal is sent the following season to investigate. What he finds is more than a murder, and too impossible to believe. Episodes released 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month.
 
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “The Data Detective”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. New episodes every other Friday. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
 
In contrast to Scott’s South Pole expedition, Amundsen’s expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally different primary task (Amundsen did no surveying on his route south and is known to have taken only two photographs) Amundsen had a better understanding of dogs and their handling, and he used of skis more effectively. He pioneered an entirely new route to the Pole and they returned. In Amundsen’s own words: “Victory awaits him who has everything in or ...
 
Having, on his first voyage, discovered Australia, Cook still had to contend with those who maintained that the Terra Australians Incognita (the unknown Southern Continent) was a reality. To finally settle the issue, the British Admiralty sent Cook out again into the vast Southern Ocean with two sailing ships totalling only about 800 tons. Listen as Cook, equipped with one of the first chronometers, pushes his small vessel not merely into the Roaring Forties or the Furious Fifties but become ...
 
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Fringe Theory

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Fringe Theory

Kit Church, Abbey Burbach

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Are you interested in Conspiracies? Cults? Cocktails? Then join us for our bi-weekly podcast featuring creepy beliefs and mixed drinks. New episodes uploaded every other Sunday. Created by Kit and Abbey. Art work by James Mied (jamesmiedillustrations.com).
 
A unique behind the scenes look into Richard Parks' world-leading expedition to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole as fast as possible. Find out how a former international rugby player became a world leading extreme athlete and has brought a team of people together to create Team Quest; A collaborative project to use one of the most gruelling endeavours on the planet to mobilise a community to create learning opportunities in education and bus ...
 
Blues harmonica player harpothehealer, in conversation with RJ, a student of blues harmonica. This series of podcasts provides the opportunity to delve deeper in to the philosophy of blues harmonica as taught by harpothehealer, and aims to be entertaining and informative. They are supplementary to harpothehealer's youtube channel youtube-channel Visit the official website of harpothehealer for more information.
 
On Better With Bikes, we explore the inspiring, unknown, and behind-the-scenes stories of people changing the world with bikes — sometimes in ways, you might not expect. This podcast is our way of pulling back the curtain and giving these extraordinary people a platform to share their perspective on cycling’s unique and varied culture.
 
The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges. Please check out the Tough Girl Challenges website - www.toughgirlchallenges.com and follow on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL
 
John Horsfall speaks to Adventurers and Explorers from all over the world. From Everest Climbers to Polar Explorers, World Record Holder and more, these Adventurers talk about their expeditions and intimate stories of their travels. We dive in deep to get an understanding of what drives these people to push the limits of human possibilities and surviving in the harshest of environments. Tune in each week and join Adventure Athlete John Horsfall for a weekly show about what is the meaning of ...
 
The astrophysicist and cosmologist George Fitzgerald Smoot III received the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for work that led to the measurement of microwave background radiation in the universe. A graduate of MIT, Smoot received dual bachelors' degrees in mathematics and physics, and received his Ph.D. in particle physics in 1970. As a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Smoot began to study cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation. This radiation is the reverberation of the ...
 
The US-Asia Institute podcast series Asia Unscripted features diverse experts with firsthand knowledge of Asia, who introduce key stories of the day in 20-30 minutes. The series covers issues in East Asia and the Asia Pacific, with episodes on China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, and the 10 countries of ASEAN. Please be reminded that the US-Asia Institute is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization with no policy agenda. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speak ...
 
A wonderful coming together of two writers who wrote their books more than half a century apart. Neither of them had ever visited the remote islands they were writing about yet they provided inspiration for a couple of exciting adventure tales. In 1838, Edgar Allan Poe published The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It was the only complete novel published by the American author. It was the story of a young boy who stows away on board a whaling ship and it goes on to relate the ev ...
 
My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.
 
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Alonement

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Alonement

Francesca Specter

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Alonement is a podcast about the positive side of spending time alone. When being alone isn't lonely, it's alonement: finding joy and value in solitude. Each week, host Francesca Specter asks a new guest about the time they spend by themselves – and why it matters to them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, and the mysterious depths of the ocean. Unforgettable. Come join an adventure that will roam among coral and pearls, sharks and giant squid, with wonders of biology and engineering that will thrust us from the Antarctic to Atlantis. Whether voyaging a yarn of the glorious unknown, a tale of the darkness that grips the heart of men, or a reinterpretation of Homer’s Odyssey, we’ll all enjoy the fantastic trip. Seasickness optional. (Summary by Marlo Dianne) A German ...
 
The Department of Physics public lecture series. An exciting series of lectures about the research at Oxford Physics take place throughout the academic year. Looking at topics diverse as the creation of the universe to the science of climate change. Features episodes previously published as: (1) 'Oxford Physics Alumni': "Informal interviews with physics alumni at events, lectures and other alumni related activities." (2) 'Physics and Philosophy: Arguments, Experiments and a Few Things in Bet ...
 
Every Hero Starts as a Child, and Every Child Can CHOOSE To Become a Hero. This series gives short stories about the Beginning of many Famous Heroes, and relatable things that they did even as a child that made them Heroic, things that AND child can do. Even YOU! A Hero is someone who HELPS others in a special way, while a Bully is someone who HURTS others on purpose, even if it is just hurting their feelings, therefore, a Bully is the OPPOSITE of a Hero. This series is played over the inter ...
 
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Antarctic Stories

Twin Tracks Productions

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AntArctic Stories is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes into the rich world of people who live, work, and undertake daring expeditions in the polar regions. The podcast is produced by a merry band of career polar guides who primarily work in the expedition cruise industry, and is hosted by Heather Thorkelson. AntArctic Stories is our way of bringing the incredible lives of the people we meet and work with into your homes and headsets, no matter where you are in the world.
 
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Polar exploration is dangerous... but trudging hundreds of miles in subzero temperatures isn't made any easier if you're suffering from scurvy. The deadly vitamin deficiency destroys the body and will of even the strongest and most determined adventurer - and it seems that scurvy stuck down the ill-fated expedition of Captain Scott. But scurvy... i…
 
Tori is perhaps best-known as the first woman and first American to row a boat solo across the Atlantic Ocean, having accomplished the feat in 1999 after 81 days at sea. A decade earlier, she became the first woman and first American to ski to the geographic South Pole during a 50-day, 750-mile expedition. Tori is author of the memoir, A Pearl in t…
 
Meaghan is a Canadian writer and ultra-endurance cyclist whose two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and from North Cape to Tarifa along some of Europe’s highest paved roads. She is a Trans Am Bike Race, NorthCape4000, and Paris-Brest-Paris brevet finisher, as well as …
 
Tayo is The Five to Nine Traveller who believes life is more than your 9 to 5. As an adventuring enthusiast she is always on the hunt for adventure both local & global and loves to share her stories to inspire the same in you! She truly believes adventure is what you make it so you can find her hiking up some mountain or discovering the latest imme…
 
This episode features Ambassador Ted Osius, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council and former US Ambassador to Vietnam. Ambassador Osius speaks to Laura about opportunities and challenges for US companies in Vietnam with respect to Vietnam's rapid economic growth and clean energy transition, as well as Mekong and environmental issues in…
 
Harpothehealer a solo talking head, looks at The battle of Waterloo, one of the most decisive battles in European history. The charismatic military genius and former French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from exile to lead a French Army against an Anglo Dutch Army commanded by The Duke of Wellington. The whole future of Europe is the prize. Har…
 
Fringe Theory, Episode 22 Heaven's Gate & the Lost Colony of Roanoke Recorded by Kit and Abbey *Drink of the Week* Appletini 1 1/2 parts Vodka 3/4 part Lemon juice 2/3 part Apple juice 2/3 part Apple liqueur 3/4 part Simple syrup Shake simple syrup, lemon juice and apple juice with ice. Add vodka and apple liqueur and shake again. Pour into a chill…
 
Cautionary Tales returns next week, but in the meantime a story of disaster from The Bowery Boys Podcast. It's July 30th 1916, just after 2am, and a massive explosion rips apart the munitions depot on Black Tom, an island off Jersey City. Tons of debris and jagged shrapnel pepper neighboring Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Thousands of wind…
 
During this episode, I reflect back on the final 6 months of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. I really enjoy doing the solo reflection episodes as it is an opportunity to look back on what's been achieved and where we currently are at the moment with regards to the Tough Girl Podcast, what I'm doing personally and where I expect to see the business …
 
Abby in her own words: “Growing up, the outdoors wasn't a place I spent much time, unless you count doing all nighters in the park guzzling Bacardi Breezers and shivering into my Jane Norman parka as a teenager. It wasn't a place I felt I belonged. I hated exercise and actively avoided it at all costs, so much so, I'd hide in the showers to bunk PE…
 
Nirjala, the "Mountain Queen," was born in Kumari Pati in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nirjala is one of two children, with a younger brother who is a keen road biker. Nirjala started out in her late teens as a professional model. For this career, she was required to keep fit, and it was through going to the gym that she got into first bodybuilding and then c…
 
Parvinder was doing well until she was 22, when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and ended up needing a wheelchair. Despite her physical challenges, Parvinder has never let them stop her from pursuing her dreams to travel and to see the world. At 38, she decided to follow her passions and became a solo traveller. While travelling she has…
 
Rebecca in her own words: “First and foremost, I’m a mum of 5. However, I’ve always maintained and embraced sport throughout pregnancies and parenting. My love of the outdoors and especially running, was instilled in me from an early age having grown up with a very sporty family. Many holiday was spent walking and camping in Scotland I started runn…
 
On today's Podcast, we have Lucy Shepherd. Lucy is a British Explorer at the forefront of modern exploration from the Arctic to the rainforest. She has pursued all sorts of expeditions around the world. She has just returned from the Amazon where she and her incredible team of Amerindians crossed the entire Kanuku mountains from East to West. This …
 
Watch this on video | Buy us a coffee: Chris / Henry / Mario // Satellite broadband for the Arctic Traditional, geostationary satellites are not at all optimal for use in polar areas/high latitude. A few operators are now building satellite networks in Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) that promise better covaerage for polar areas and lighter equipmen…
 
Enter to win a Verve 2 Bicycle (and more!): https://kingsumo.com/g/aoylow/treks-better-with-bikes-podcast-giveaway Imagine this—your job is to feed an entire team of athletes tackling some of sport’s most brutally taxing events on the road more than 200 days a year, you’ll be in a new kitchen every night, and you have to make sure that what you cre…
 
An African-American from a family of modest means, Bonnie became an amputee at age five. Against tremendous odds, she used imagination and determination to push past the limitations of disability and win a silver and two bronze medals in downhill skiing in the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. As the first African-American to win Olympic or P…
 
The July episode of Jaytech Music is a live set recording of Jaytech's special deep set at Goldbar in New York City, recorded on July 24th 2022. Guest mix this month comes courtesy of UK DJ and producer Boxer. Part 1 - Jaytech 1. Emma Hewitt - Collide (Nourey Remix) [Black Hole] 2. Waveluxe - Right Here [Positronic] 3. Protoculture - Lost In Isolat…
 
Roald Amundsen beat Captain Scott to the South Pole. The Norwegian - using dog sleds and skis - made it look easy... fun, even. He was heading home to safety, while the British party - hauling sleds by hand - were struggling to survive out on the ice. In this case, to the victor went a spoiled reputation. The British grumbled that Amundsen had some…
 
Watch this on video | Buy us a coffee: Chris / Henry / Mario POLAR NEWSREEL:// A New Border The nearly 50-years-old infamous Whiskey War between Canada and Denmark/Greenland has come to an end with an agreement to divide Hans Island with the first land border between Canada and Denmark.// Proof of Life? Being a prime candidate for extraterrestrial …
 
Enter to win a Verve 2 Bicycle (and more!): https://kingsumo.com/g/aoylow/treks-better-with-bikes-podcast-giveaway Jolanda Neff is known for many things, including winning gold in the 2021 Olympics, being a 14x World Cup Champion, being a 16x Elite World, European or Swiss National Champion, and being awarded Pink Bikes' 2021 Comeback Athlete of th…
 
This episode features Gregory Poling, Director of the Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a leading expert on the South China Sea disputes and conducts research on U.S. alliances and partnerships, democratization and governance in Southeast Asia, and maritime …
 
Enter to win a Verve 2 Bicycle (and more!): https://kingsumo.com/g/aoylow/treks-better-with-bikes-podcast-giveaway Back in 2019, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jolanda Neff. A cyclist known for her diversity in three different disciplines: road, mountain, and cyclocross. But as we welcome her back in 2022, she's now known for winning Gold for …
 
Eric Bjorling is back for the revival of Better with Bikes with his new co-host, Richie Burke. The two discuss Richie’s rich history with Trek–considering he’s the son of Trek’s President, John Burke, there’s a lot to unpack here–what’s to come in future episodes, and our Better with Bikes giveaway! So join us as we explore diverse, unknown, and be…
 
MIKE COREY (ADVENTURER) On today's Podcast, we have Mike Corey. Mike Corey is a Youtuber, TV Host and Adventurer. After working for several years creating short films for tourism brands worldwide, he turned his sights to YouTube. He began an adventure travel channel focusing on the world's bizarre attractions and unique cultures. Participating in e…
 
Claire in her own words: “I have always been a highly motivated person, but when I was younger, I was highly motivated to self destruct! Over the last ten years, I have learnt how to use my drive, ambition and general craziness for a better purpose. I completed my first marathon, Ironman and then Double Ironman... Many more ultra triathlons followe…
 
Watch this on video | Buy us a coffee: Chris / Henry / Mario Henry returns to land and he and Chris discus the adventures on the ice breaker in the Antarctic. He describes the challenges of braving the elements in such remote and isolated locations. We learn about how this expedition was a bit different from what we usually expect. This is an episo…
 
1910: Two men are racing to be the first to reach the South Pole. Captain Robert Falcon Scott heads a well-financed, technologically-advanced expedition - aiming to reach the pole in the "proper" and heroic way... on foot. Roald Amundsen's effort is more modest, relying on cheap sled dogs to carry him to victory. Scott - for all his money, for all …
 
Anisa Aubin, from Reading and Wokingham Cycling clubs, is an experienced ultra cyclist who has completed well know challenging events such as the Transcontinental Race (TCR) and Transatlantic way (TAW). In 2020 she was one of 20 people who set off in the midst of a global pandemic to complete a different, rigorous format of the GBDURO adventure cha…
 
Fringe Theory, Episode 21 National Park Disappearances & Fad Diets Recorded by Kit and Abbey *Drink of the Week (2!)* Smoky Mountain Bramble Cocktail (Kit's drink!) 1 oz Blackberry syrup (store-bought or homemade) 3 oz Vodka 1.5 oz lemon juice 4-5 blackberries Muddle blackberries in shaker. Add vodka, blackberry syrup, lemon, and ice. Shake and str…
 
What if a little bit of extra paperwork could saves lives and perhaps end an epidemic? Enjoy a cautionary tale from our friend and fellow Pushkin host, Malcolm Gladwell. The new season of Revisionist History begins with a half-baked idea of an obscure bureaucrat in the 1930’s and ends with one of the worst public health disasters in American histor…
 
Susanne in her own words: “I think we have become dangerously complacent about referring to how we are disconnected from nature. Actually, we are inescapably connected to nature. For every single breath we rely on plants doing the photosynthetic work that also yields oxygen for us to breath, and half of that work is done by ocean dwelling microscop…
 
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