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A podcast about science, history, and exploration. Michael Robinson interviews scientists, journalists, and adventurers about life at the extreme.

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A podcast about science, history, and exploration. Michael Robinson interviews scientists, journalists, and adventurers about life at the extreme.

    The Abominable Snowman

    The Abominable Snowman

    Dr. Carolin Roeder talks about the Soviet search for the abominable snowman and its parallels to other "wildman" legends in the United States and elsewhere. Roeder facilitates research collaboration between the Freie Universität in Berlin and other European universities as part of the Una Europa project. She is the author of “Cold War Creatures: Soviet Science and the Problem of the Abominable Snowman”
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    • 30 min
    The Lessons of the 1996 Everest Disaster

    The Lessons of the 1996 Everest Disaster

    Markus Hällgren talks about the 1996 Everest disaster from the perspective of business and management. Hällgren is a professor of management and organization at Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University. He is the founder and leader of the interdisciplinary research profile "Extreme Environments - Everyday Decisions" (www.tripleED.com) as well as co-founder and organizer of the International network "Organising Extreme Contexts."
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    • 33 min
    A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali

    A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali

    Patrick Dean talks about the first successful ascent of Denali in 1913. Dean is a writer and executive director of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance. He’s the author of A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali: America’s Wildest Peak
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    • 33 min
    Replay: Sovietistan

    Replay: Sovietistan

    Erika Fatland talks about her long journey through the Central Asian republics and the legacy of Soviet influence there. Fatland is the author of many books and essays including Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
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    • 34 min
    Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

    Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

    Eric Berger talks about the rise of SpaceX and its eccentric, mercurial founder Elon Musk. Berger is the Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica. He’s the author of Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX
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    • 37 min
    How to Be an African Travel Writer in Africa

    How to Be an African Travel Writer in Africa

    Emmanuel Iduma talks about his experiences traveling through Africa and his quest to find a new language of travel. Iduma is a writer and lecturer at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His stories and essays have been published in Best American Travel Writing 2020 and The New York Review of Books. He is the author of A Stranger’s Pose, which was a finalist for the Ondaatje Prize in 2019.
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