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A polar podcast exploring our present and future with Antarctica and the Arctic. Armchair travel to the last great wildernesses. Journalist Fraser Morton brings you stories, encounters and wild tales from adventurers, filmmakers, writers, artists, musicians, anthropologists, scientists, and every day people who explore, work and protect these polar places. Escape humanity through polar audio stories.

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A polar podcast exploring our present and future with Antarctica and the Arctic. Armchair travel to the last great wildernesses. Journalist Fraser Morton brings you stories, encounters and wild tales from adventurers, filmmakers, writers, artists, musicians, anthropologists, scientists, and every day people who explore, work and protect these polar places. Escape humanity through polar audio stories.

    #4 — VOYAGE HOME TO A CHANGED WORLD

    #4 — VOYAGE HOME TO A CHANGED WORLD

    This is the diary of a voyage home to a changed world by Antarctic team leader, documentary photographer and former Sea Shepherd cameraman, Sam Edmonds. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, the Australian boarded one of the last tourist cruise ships to head south for the season. The Ocean Atlantic eased out from South America when there was a mere 2,000 cases of the virus worldwide, but returned with its crew and 200 passengers to humanity completely changed. In this episode, Edmonds reflects on his experience arriving back to civilisation from the seventh continent during a crisis, and the wider implications for Antarctic tourism post-pandemic.Subscribe, share and if you like this episode, please rate it www.ratethispodcast.com/twopoles. Follow @two_poles (INST) @farfeatures (FB) www.farfeatures.com/twopoles & support https://www.patreon.com/farfeatures

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #3 — WILL TO WALK: A 33-YEAR ODYSSEY

    #3 — WILL TO WALK: A 33-YEAR ODYSSEY

    In this episode, polar activist Sir Robert Swan gives an exclusive interview about his recent Last 300 expedition to the South Pole. Hear what happened on his historic walk in what was meant to be the culmination of a 33-year odyssey to cross the entire Antarctic continent on foot. Subscribe, share and if you like this episode, please rate it www.ratethispodcast.com/twopoles. Follow @two_poles (INST) @farfeatures (FB) www.farfeatures.com/twopoles & support https://www.patreon.com/farfeatures

    • 40 min
    #2 — ANTARCTICA LOCKS DOWN

    #2 — ANTARCTICA LOCKS DOWN

    In this episode, we hear once again from Matthew Phillips of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), who has been turned around from his journey south to Antarctica due to fears over the coronavirus reaching the seventh continent. Antarctica has officially locked down for winter with extreme measures taken to lock out the coronavirus and keep the Antarctica as the last continent on Earth where the virus has not reached. We heard from Matthew in Episode 1 when he was in self-isolation in the Falkland Islands, before preparing to head South for the long winter season. He was due to take up his post as the Winter Manager at Rothera Research Station in the Antarctic Peninsula along with a team of “winterers”, who look after the remote base during sub-zero temperatures and months of darkness from March to October. He was preparing to be one of the last people to travel to the continent and escape humanity’s pandemic. But all did not go to plan. Now we find out what happened next.

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    • 18 min
    #1 — ESCAPING THE VIRUS IN ANTARCTICA

    #1 — ESCAPING THE VIRUS IN ANTARCTICA

    Hear what it’s like to escape humanity during a pandemic and head to the only continent on Earth where the coronavirus has yet to reach. In this launch episode, we are in conversation with Matthew Phillips, Winter Manager at Rothera Research Station for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Matthew is on his way south where he works in one of the world’s most remote locations. He shares his experiences surviving, living and working in the long, dark Antarctic winter season. Subscribe, share and if you like this episode, please rate it www.ratethispodcast.com/twopoles. Follow @two_poles (INST) @farfeatures (FB) www.farfeatures.com/twopoles & support https://www.patreon.com/farfeatures

    • 1 hr 14 min

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