Wilkins returns to the arena, negating the worth of the winter spent at Little America.
Byrd gets his pole flight and drunk.
Episode 075 is here.
Pointing at aircraft wreckage level: expert.
The first tangible outcome of monetising “Ice Coffee” just arrived in the mail.
Sly grogging among a large company of over winterers makes Byrd’s winter on The Barrier a very different experience to that of previous expeditions.
You can find the episode here.
The Floyd Bennet, immortalised in styrene
The second tranche of interviews from my time at the Australian Antarctic Festival in Hobart. Barry Becker, Denise Alan and Trevor Luff discuss their time with ANARE and I look forward to seeing Dr Brewin in December.
Episode 070 can be found here.
A look at practical, political and ecological developments arising as the whaling fleet, largely comprising Norwegian vessels and crews, set about the business of ridding the Southern Ocean of those pesky cetaceans.
I’m none too fond of the booze culture of my home nation, the other nations I’ve lived, and Antarctic bases, but Nicholas Johnson’s legacy warrants light, so I recorded one of the articles missing from the resurrected Big Dead Place website for inclusion in this episode.
For hat’s sake I blow a rasberry at thee.
Four of the interviews I recorded at the 2018 Australian Antarctic Festival in Hobart.
Bob Tompkins, Joe Johnson, Ian Toohill and John Gillies share some of their experiences in the south and Dave Davies rounds the episode out with some Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Episode 068 is here for your listening pleasure.
Some of John Gillies’ handiwork at the hut replica.