The #ThinkArctic Podcast is about exploring the challenges and opportunities in the Arctic by shining a light on innovation. We aim to elevate the dialogue between those that live in the Arctic and those that are looking to the Arctic for opportunity.
Episode 061: Alaska Voices
In this episode, ThinkArctic teams up with another Arctic podcast: Alaska Voices! We're joined by co-creators and project leads Jessie Young-Robertson and Bob Bolton. Listen in as we learn about the origins of the podcast, how they're building bridges between Alaskans, and the human aspect of storytelling. We also hear from Alaska Voices guests about growing up in rural villages and what it's like living through a pandemic in the Arctic.
Join Jessie and Bob on their journey by listening to Alaska Voices at alaskavoices.org
Jessie Young-Robertson is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Bob Bolton is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the International Arctic Research Center
Episode 060: The Awesome Box
On this special episode of ThinkArctic, we dig into our Awesome Box and uncover some of our most joyful, inspiring episodes to help lift us up during this troubling time. Dig in with us and hear from folks like American Ninja Warrior Nick Hanson, Arctic Youth Ambassador Laurel Katchatag, Molly of Denali Cultural Advisor Rochelle Adams, and more! Special thanks to NSIDC scientist Twila Moon for telling us all about her own Awesome Box.
Episode 059: Tales from the Last Great Race
ThinkArctic celebrates the 48th annual Iditarod with a special episode devoted to exploring its history, some stories from the trail, and what the future holds for this historic race. Our guests this time include 1984 winner Dean Osmar, Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach, racers Anna and Kristy Berington, and former musher and Brown University professor Bathsheba Demuth.
Episode 058: Adversity in Arctic Science
On Episode 58 of #ThinkArctic, we sat down with 3 women working in Arctic science about some of the challenges they’ve faced, the changes they’re witnessing, and their advice for overcoming adversity. Our special guests include Ice911 founder and CEO Leslie Field, US Arctic Observing Network Executive Director Sandy Starkweather, and science journalist Madison Dapcevich.
- Alexander Nakarada
Episode 057: Fashion Designers from the Far North
"It's storytelling with fabric and thread," Madison Leiren tells us on a new episode of ThinkArctic. Along with Leiren, we talk with other Arctic fashion designers Rannva Simonsen and Alice Bioff about how they're weaving cultural histories into their fabrics and clothing.
Check out their designs here:
"Fashion" - Alex Menco
"Summer Coffee" - Barradeen
Episode 056: The Making of Molly of Denali
To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, we talk with Rochelle Adams and Dewey Hoffman about creating "Molly of Denali," accurately representing Native peoples, and the show's impact on communities across Alaska.
Special thanks to PBS Kids for helping us coordinate with Rochelle and Dewey and providing us with the audio from "Grandpa's Drum" and the show's theme song.
"emotional" by Barradeen
"Faded Memories" from HookSounds
Interesting insights into the Arctic
Who knew the Arctic was more than ice. Interesting interview-based podcast series on various aspects of Arctic life and economy.
This podcast is currently my favorite. Thank you for sharing.
Great interviews, good perspectives.