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Podcast: Dispatches from Continent Seven, the writings of Antarctic scientists from James Cook to today

We speak with Rebecca Priestley about her anthology, compiling 250 years of writing by scientists in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean… Read more »

Podcast: Revisiting Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica, with Sara Wheeler

In this podcast, we talk to Sara Wheeler about her bestseller 'Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica', which The New York Times called “gripping, emotional” and “compelling.”… Read more »

Podcast: Recounting the heroic exploits of Tom Crean - companion to both Scott and Shackleton

In this podcast, we speak to Michael Smith about Tom Crean and his heroic exploits in Antarctica during three of the great polar expeditions, under the leadership of Scott and Shackleton.… Read more »

Sir Douglas Mawson - Australia’s Greatest Antarctic Explorer

Sir Douglas Mawson is widely regarded as Australia’s greatest Antarctic explorer for mapping untrodden areas and surviving some of the most harrowing situations.… Read more »

Richard Byrd’s Epic Flights

US Navy Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd was one of the greatest American polar explorers, leading the first flight over the South Pole in 1929.… Read more »