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Have you ever wondered what kind of people live in the northernmost city on the planet? Are they just explorers, scientists, or lost souls? Yes, and so much more! Each week we battle the ice and cold to take you, the listeners, to the north of the north where with the help of our guests we tackle topics and stories you would not hear anywhere in the south! Join us as we sit down with the folk of Longyearbyen and resolve all the curiosities of life in the Arctic.

Taken North Justin Bauer & Josefina Bentz

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Have you ever wondered what kind of people live in the northernmost city on the planet? Are they just explorers, scientists, or lost souls? Yes, and so much more! Each week we battle the ice and cold to take you, the listeners, to the north of the north where with the help of our guests we tackle topics and stories you would not hear anywhere in the south! Join us as we sit down with the folk of Longyearbyen and resolve all the curiosities of life in the Arctic.

    15 Marcos Astete: A Christmas Movie Fight!

    15 Marcos Astete: A Christmas Movie Fight!

    It’s that magical time of year! The new Star Wars film is almost here! Oh, nope, sorry Josefina... the holiday season has just begun! This week, with the return of Marcos Astete, we share our Christmas plans, our Star Wars plans, and Marcos’ obsession with Jim Carrey. For the celebration of the holiday season, we’ve each decided to choose a Christmas movie to debate why it is the best and defend its honour in a fight to the death. If you enjoy this episode please leave a review and subscribe!

    • 49 min
    14 Wiggo Antonsen: The Northernmost Taxi Driver

    14 Wiggo Antonsen: The Northernmost Taxi Driver

    One of Longyearbyen's taxi drivers, Wiggo Antonsen, joins us to share his experience as 'The Northernmost Famous Taxi Driver in the World'! After being featured on the BBC TV Series 'Ice Town: Life on the Edge' he has fallen into celebrity life. Each week tourists recognize him as one of their favourite personalities from the series, asking for selfies and quoting him on his tour of the forty-two kilometers stretch of road. 

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    • 35 min
    13 Ida Marie Eilertsen: Panties, Entrepreneurs, and Sailing. Oh my!

    13 Ida Marie Eilertsen: Panties, Entrepreneurs, and Sailing. Oh my!

    Passion projects are the driving force for many individuals living in Svalbard. For Ida Marie Eilertsen and her business partner, that project is creating a top secret pair of comfy ladies undies! Ida Maria, the third generation of arctic explorers, shares a few of her experiences here in Svalbard and says some inspirational words on how to develop one's idea into reality. 
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    • 42 min
    12 Malin Grahndin: Q&A Meeting the Locals

    12 Malin Grahndin: Q&A Meeting the Locals

    During our November Facebook Live event, we asked our listeners to send us some of their questions about life in the Arctic. We did our best to answer the questions, but thought we should seek additional opinions in the pursuit of clarifying what life in Longyearbyen means for people! Josefina's longtime friend, Malin Grahndin, joins us on the podcast to break the ice and introduce our new segment 'Terrorizing the Locals'.   

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    • 37 min
    11 Jason Rutherford: Volunteering at the Edge of the Earth.

    11 Jason Rutherford: Volunteering at the Edge of the Earth.

    Volunteering can take you a long way: for Jason Rutherford, that's the Arctic! He has been volunteering in permaculture from California to Costa Rica and now stumbling upon Benjamin Vidmar’s project, Polar Permaculture Solution, from Episode 3. In this episode, we discuss Jo’s lazy eye, Jason’s bone-breaking love for dogs, guerilla gardening, Jason’s great plans for Antarctica, and how one can be politely rejected to enter Canada.

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    • 38 min
    10 Carlos Casas: Documenting Lives in the Furthest Reaches

    10 Carlos Casas: Documenting Lives in the Furthest Reaches

    Having been in all the corners of the world, internationally awarded filmmaker Carlos Casas tells his experiences of folk who live in these remote areas. Casas was granted artist-in-residence by Artica Svalbard, allowing him to experience life in the Arctic. He shares sound clips he has been collecting while exploring Longyearbyen and discloses his vision for the old cable car central, Taubenesentralen. Jo plays air banjo - unsuccessfully.

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    • 48 min

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