The Antarctic Report Podcast
The Antarctic Report Podcast
The Antarctic Report
Science, history, adventure, politics, and technology converge on the Antarctic Report podcast. Each week you’ll hear from an international expert with a compelling story on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Finding the oldest forest fossils in Antarctica - 280 million years old!
The 280 million year old trees; US Geologist Erik Gulbranson talks about his discovery in 2016 of the oldest forest fossils ever to be found in Antarctica.
Jan 31, 2018
55 min
Dispatches from Continent Seven - the writings of Antarctic scientists
From James Cook to today, New Zealand writer Rebecca Priestley discusses her anthology of Antarctic science, "Dispatches from Continent Seven"
Aug 23, 2017
28 min
NASA’s Operation IceBridge; surveying the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets
We talk to John Sonntag, mission scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge, the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown.
Aug 16, 2017
26 min
What it's like wintering over at the South Pole - thirteen times!
We talk to astronomer Robert Schwarz at the South Pole who is just completing his thirteenth winter there!
Aug 9, 2017
36 min
Revisiting Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica, with Sara Wheeler
We talk to travel writer, Sara Wheeler, author of Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.
Aug 2, 2017
27 min
Recounting the heroic exploits of Tom Crean - companion to both Scott and Shackleton
We talk to Michael Smith, author of “An unsung Hero - Tom Crean”, the first biography of this Antarctic veteran, companion to both Scott and Shackleton.
Jul 26, 2017
56 min
Lake Whillans; retrieving uncontaminated samples from a sub-glacial lake in Antarctica.
We speak to Helen Amanda Fricker about Lake Whillans beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and how the WISSARD project obtained the first ever uncontaminated sample from an Antarctic sub-glacial lake, after drilling down into its icy depths.
Jul 19, 2017
33 min
Speedo Diplomacy in the Ross Sea; successfully advocating for a Marine Protected Area
We talk to Lewis Pugh, long distance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, about the successful campaign that led to a Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea.
Jul 12, 2017
29 min
The Gamburtsev Mountains; unraveling the mystery of Antarctica's hidden peaks
We talk to Professor Robin Bell of Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory, about the Gamburtsev Mountains in Antartica, a sub-glacial range the size of the European Alps, hidden beneath the ice sheet.
Jul 5, 2017
36 min
The Big Rift; Larsen C Ice Shelf and the birth of an Alpha Iceberg
We talk to one of the experts from Project MIDAS, Professor Adrian Luckman of Swansea University in Wales, about the dramatic rift growing across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, and the pending birth of what will be one of the largest icebergs ever
Jun 28, 2017
31 min