Ice Coffee: the history of human activity in Antarctica

An overview of the state of the art in maritime extraction industries at the start of the ice rush.

Direct download: 008_SWALK_seals.mp3
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The chronology gets thrown out early in the piece, as the case of the empty H4n case unravels and some temporal anomalies are narrowly prevented from becoming time travel paradoxes.  Karl, I need the Delorean back last week.

The Bellingshausen episode is in the editing suite as I type, and should be available last Sunday.

Direct download: 007_Pop_culture_on_ice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Hard as nails Russian sea-dog braves the southern ocean in inadequate ships and after a rushed preparation and without biologists and...  You get the picture.  Up against it, Bellingshausen shone when the sun refused to do so, and it's not his fault most people haven't heard of him.

Direct download: 006_Bellingshausen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

One of the most iconic names in maritime history does his empirical bit to show the world where Antarctica isn't.

Direct download: 005_Cook.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21am EDT

A brief look at what was going on around the world as the exploration of the Southern Ocean began.

Direct download: 004_State_of_play.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12am EDT

Imagining, seeking, and then shrinking Terra Australis Incognita to manageable proportions.  Philosophers, geographers, clergy and sailors vie for the final word on what and where Antarctica is, and who lives there.

Only one more preliminary episode to go and we'll get into some history.

Direct download: 003_Prelude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01am EDT

A quick study of the setting of the series, covering the geology, climate, glaciology and biology of the Antarctic.

Only two more preliminary episodes and we'll get to the history the series is supposed to be about, I promise.

Direct download: 002_Geography.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46am EDT

There's more to brewing up in Antarctica than just switching the kettle on.  Feel free to brew along to the chorus.

Direct download: 001_Making_Coffee.mp3
Category:Practical -- posted at: 5:32am EDT