National Geographic Weekend
Nat Geo Radio - Create Power from Food Waste, Visit...10/20/14
This week, we visit the prehistoric "deadliest place on the planet," turn last night's dinner scraps into tomorrow's cell phone battery power, visit the radioactive ruins that surround Chernobyl's nuclear disaster site, learn about how empathetic...
Nat Geo Radio - Self-Amputating Frostbitten Appendages, Zoo Elephant...
This week, we try to ski to the South Pole but end up in our backyard with a saw in our hands, then we draw blood from an elephant at Washington DC's Smithsonian National Zoo, and finally, we speed down the track at the British Bobsled Championships.
Nat Geo Radio - Climbing Into Volcanoes, Creating Robotic Insects, &...
This week, we climb into a volcano in our fire-proof suit, invent robotic bees that can do everything from pollenate to spy, and swim the world's seven seas.
Nat Geo Radio - Climbing With High-Mountain Legend, Understanding the...
This week on National Geographic Weekend Radio, we climb with mountaineer Reinhold Messner, the first man to climb all of the world's tallest peaks without supplemental oxygen, then we diet with some help from our ancient ancestors, ski first descents...
Nat Geo Radio - 3 Years at Sea, Stop Hackers, and the World's Biggest...
This week, we set sail for 1,152 days without setting foot on land, save 300,000 miles of ocean, protect power grids and water supply companies from international hacker attacks, reconstruct the world's meanest carnivore, and find out what is going on...
National Geographic Radio - September 14, 2014
This week, we solve a 5,000 year old murder mystery in the Italian Alps, create a country devoted to garbage, survive cancer in a novel way, meet elephants and hippos for breakfast, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
National Geographic Radio - September 7, 2014
This week, we walk through the conflict zones in Israel and Palestine, then we learn about the difficulties that face undocumented children as they migrate from Central America to the United States, and finally, we join up with NASCAR's Sam Hornish...
National Geographic Radio - August 31, 2014
This week, we encounter blue whales, pirates and tropical storms while rowing across the Indian Ocean, then we meet some glow-in-the-dark sharks, and finally we jam to some music remixed from the sounds of Antarctica's glaciers melting.
National Geographic Radio - August 24, 2014
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they survive a deadly avalanche in Washington State, honor fallen war journalists through music, and try to determine which animal has the meanest bite force in history.
National Geographic Radio - August 17, 2014
This week, we talk with hippos while exploring the Okavango Delta, then we learn the secrets of the American seafood industry, road trip 25,000 miles with young children, and find out what our nose knows about love.
National Geographic Radio - August 10, 2014
This week, we climb with no excuses and join the first climbing team on El Capitan where everybody is missing a limb, then we learn the secrets of Africa's greatest animal trackers, and finally, we look at modern day slavery around the world,...
National Geographic Radio - August 3, 2014
This week, we cure cancer in our spare time between high school prom and taking SAT tests, then we learn the science behind fireflies, and finally, we extract venom from snakes at great personal risk.
National Geographic Radio - July 27, 2014
In a rerun from May 2013, we survive a shotgun shell to the head in the Amazon, then we investigate a mysterious disappearance -- first of a kayaker, then of a crocodile -- and finally, we revisit the first American ascent of Mount Everest.
National Geographic Radio - July 20, 2014
This week, we run 200 miles through mountains on three continents, then we transport human skulls across borders (in the name of science), meet the newest forms of antibiotic resistant bacteria, and dance with elephants while they play music.
National Geographic Radio - June 13, 2014
This week, we talk pushing boundaries and risk with NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, then we learn about the everyday risk for women seeking education under Afghanistan's Taliban, jam with a Grammy-nominated country musician, and learn how to put an opossum back...
National Geographic Radio - June 6, 2014
This week, we fly rhinos to safety in a cargo plane, then we meet the man who discovered Ebola, and finally, we visit every country in the world without a plane ticket.
National Geographic Radio - June 29, 2014
This week, we refuel a satellite at 17,500 miles per hour, then we learn to play futbol the Brazilian way, and finally, we run out of air 100 feet below the Arctic Ocean.
National Geographic Radio - June 22, 2014
This week, we fly with a dog on our backs (no airplane required), then we pursue snow leopards through the Himalayan foothills, and finally we travel to the North Pole for the last time.
Nat Geo Weekend Radio - June 15
This week, we negotiate a truce between armies to save elephants, then we jam at the intersection of jazz and physics, and finally, we run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days.
Nat Geo Weekend Radio - June 8
This week, we run 1,000 miles through the Middle East in the name of peace, then dive 90 feet off a cliff, and finally, we learn to farm the oceans.
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