The first Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition gets moving. Led my Campbell, informed by Mawson, and ignoring any potential input from Davis, the first foryas didn't kick all the committee proposed goals but a start is a start. He
A mixed bag of achievements and tragedy for the 1948 FIDS. New faces with big Antarctic careers ahead of them show up in the narrative. If you are working through the series in order and don't usually listen to episodes immediately after they'
Where the history of other nations involved in the Antarctic land grab received plenty of attention in the series to date, Argentina only received mention as being close to the Antarctic Peninsula. I've sought to redress that in this episode.
While theft is rare in circumstances where most needs and wants are catered to by management other crimes occur in Antarctica with surprisingly monotonous regularity, given the small numbers of people in the far south at any given moment. Othe
A formal book review of "With Scott Before the Mast," an informal review of "Operation Deep Freeze II Gooney Birds," and interviews with Associate Professor Priscilla Wehi, Elodie Camprasse, and Evan Townsend.
Trail operations, survey flights, tension, and a surprise for the Darlingtons. The RARE comes to a close and departs Stonington Island with the aid of the Operation Windmill ice breakers. The FIDS stay to keep the lights on at Base E.
In this episode I fail to respect, let alone defer to, religious beliefs and the artifacts and structures dedicated to various deities' alleged glory while recounting the ongoing story of religion at high southern latitudes. Happy to take deb
The Ronnes sulk about the FIDS as the RARE settle in to their digs on Stonington Island but realise they have to Voltron up or get little done. George Takei makes his series debut in company with Katie Sagal and Billy West.
Worried that you might be feeling cheated on the history front, this month, here's some hefty chunks of trail experiences from the pen of one who lived it. Do you want your word hoosh thick or thin? I can add extra p flour, if you want.
Sean McBride intends taking electric flight to Antarctic and I am excited about it. I'm also excited about my own investigations into heading south to follow in Wilkins and Eilson's prop steps but uncertain whether it will or should happen.
The RARE draws nearer its destination and the FIDS head out on trail. Will the confluence of two Antarctic expeditions in the same place at the same time conflict with the laws of physics? Listen to 119 and find out. Oooh, see what I did ther
The largest ever Antarctic expedition runs its course. The Sennet heads north with its bow in a sling, divers get with the diving, and the DC-3 makes its "Ice Coffee" debut while the Sea Bees make everything else.
The United States Navy returns to Antarctica, this time under Admiral Cruzen, though Admiral Byrd was there and waving hard at the cameras and yelling that we shouldn't forget that he's the mayor of Antarctica and firsted all the firsts. While
This month, in a very special episode of "Ice Coffee" Amanda Zimmerman shares her insights on life at McMurdo Station. Timely stuff for those listeners applying for USARP slots for the first time. Best of luck with your applications, people.
The Tabarin mooted, Marr demurred Base E arises on Stonington Island, five nautical miles from the BGLE hut on Barry Island but two hundred yards from the Johnny-come-five-years-ago East Base. Ted Bingham leads the first iteration of the FIDS
Finn Ronne makes ready for his return to Stonington Island, getting away late, in debt and with morale already fraying at the edges. My apologies to anyone who downloaded the place holder episode used to keep this place held while I finished e
With a hundred meg of storage in my name and a lot of audio snippets with nothing better to do I give you the bits episode. Mind the neck bolts. This episode features the first competition I've run in a long time. As usual it's biased in favo
Hope Bay's second tranche of winter residents settle in. Then they head home to a less than heartening reception than their Swedish predecessors experienced, though Taylor didn't die in a public transport accident, so there's that.
Penguin sex gets the attention it deserves after Murray Levick deprived the world of his observations due to his prudish Victorian era sensibilities. Professor Lloyd Spencer Davis gives you the good oil on the oily birds getting it on (early b