Polar Tales-logo

Polar Tales

Science Podcasts >

The polar podcast investigating nature and the environment like never before. Recorded onboard OOE expedition ships cruising the southern ocean. World expert insight into history, polar politics, governance and natural history! Stay tuned for more great conversations. April 10th

The polar podcast investigating nature and the environment like never before. Recorded onboard OOE expedition ships cruising the southern ocean. World expert insight into history, polar politics, governance and natural history! Stay tuned for more great conversations. April 10th
More Information

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The polar podcast investigating nature and the environment like never before. Recorded onboard OOE expedition ships cruising the southern ocean. World expert insight into history, polar politics, governance and natural history! Stay tuned for more great conversations. April 10th

Language:

English


Episodes

Oceanites • Special guest • Penguin scientists giving the inside scoop on penguin populations & how to count them

6/24/2019
More
Alex Borowicz and Rachel Herman; two scientists from Stony Brook University NY, join me on the show to discuss the ins and outs of life as a penguin counter with the nonprofit, Oceanites. Sound glamorous? Wait till you hear Rachel’s story, the cute penguin who can do no wrong quickly becomes a thing of the past in this entertaining narrative. These two PhD scientists provide interesting insights into the future of penguin populations on the West Antarctic Peninsula, whilst giving the inside...

Duration:00:29:03

Dr. Harry Keys • Staff • Glaciologist and iceberg fanatic!

6/17/2019
More
Dr. Harry Keys, a glaciologist who's devoted many years of his career to studying the frozen continent of Antarctica. In this conversation we debunk and dispel many ice myths and misconceptions about both the Antarctic and Arctic ice scenes. We also chat icebergs and what lays beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica! Volcanology is also up for discussion as well as an incredible story about Mt. Erebus and magma bombs! Listen to all Polar Tales podcasts and discover more on One Ocean...

Duration:00:43:32

Kaylan Worsnop • Staff • An expedition leader’s inside secrets to running a slick operation

6/10/2019
More
Kaylan Worsnop, a charismatic, confident and personable expedition leader for One Ocean Expeditions. We get down to business and discuss what goes into trip planning, day by day scheduling and how to manage a team of 20 eclectic guides to deliver a sensational expedition. Kaylan’s diverse background holds many secrets as to how she runs such a smooth and professional operation. Listen to all Polar Tales podcasts and discover more on One Ocean Expeditions blog...

Duration:00:30:30

Live from the Field- Zodiac cruise • Mini series • Epic whale encounters from the waters of Wilhelmina Bay

6/3/2019
More
Join Matt on a zodiac cruise of Foyn Harbour where whales, Antarctic shags and shipwrecks are on the agenda! Mentions of Austin Powers, blows to the face and repeated use of the word groovy are all part of the parcel, as Matt explores one of his favourite bays with guests. Matt flicks back and forth from studio to field, interspersing lively commentary with well-grounded biology and fun facts! Enjoy! Listen to all Polar Tales podcasts and discover more on One Ocean Expeditions blog...

Duration:00:31:34

Chris Johnson • Special Guest • Senior manager for WWF’s Antarctic program

5/27/2019
More
Chris Johnson is the senior manager for WWF’s Antarctic program. Chris has had a career fuelled with travel, adventure and conservation. His latest work brings him onboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov to celebrate WWF Australia’s 40th birthday. In this episode we delve into the world of fisheries and look at the value of marine protected areas (MPAs), and the future for conservation science that WWF is supporting in Antarctica. Learn more at www.wwf.org.au/antarctica you can also follow the...

Duration:00:47:37

Hotel team • Staff • Get the inside scoop on hotel life onboard the Akademik Ioffe!

5/20/2019
More
This unique conversation takes a look at the inner workings of the hotel onboard a One Ocean Expeditions ship, the Akademik Ioffe. Whether its accounting, cooking or quantity of alcohol consumed, all is revealed including the chef’s secret to evergreen veggies! Questions you may have had are sure to be answered in this humorous chat. Enjoy! Listen to all Polar Tales podcasts and discover more on One Ocean Expeditions blog https://discover.oneoceanexpeditions.com/polar-tales-podcast/ Follow...

Duration:00:34:25

Dr. John Dudeney • Staff • Politics & governance of Antarctica with epic stories!

5/13/2019
More
Dr.John Dudeney, a polar legend in his own right and resident historian with One Ocean Expeditions. John’s incredible career has offered him many opportunities that few of us will ever get to experience. Whether it’s commanding an Antarctica British station aged 23, being involved in political discussions as part of the British delegation to the Antarctic treaty or crashing airplanes into icebergs, this man has seen it all. The Dude deserves to be in the history books for his endeavors, a...

Duration:00:47:58

Dr. Fred Sharpe • Special guest • Humpback whale acoustic and feeding biology

5/6/2019
More
Dr. Fred Sharpe, an acoustic legend, a man with recordings that would make even the biggest record label jealous. Fred has explored many facets of whale life over the past 30 years, his most notable work has focused on their acoustic biology, specialising on the S.E Alaskan population of bubble net feeding Humpback whales. Fred’s work has given incredible insight into their complex feeding and social worlds. Just what are they saying? Listen in to find out more! All vocalisations played are...

Duration:01:11:03

Dr. Tim Flannery • Special guest • Climate change: Antarctic impact and solutions

4/29/2019
More
Dr. Tim Flannery, an academic legend, internationally acclaimed author and an all round nice guy. He is considered to be one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on climate change and has been described by Sir David Attenborough as "in the league of the all-time great explorers like Dr David Livingstone”. A leader in many fields of science, Tim now turns his attention on climate solutions both from a technological and human behavioural standpoint. We discuss what needs to be done and how to...

Duration:00:39:52

Live from the field- beach landing • Mini series • Incredible sunrise and wildlife encounters in South Georgia

4/22/2019
More
Join Matt on the beach of Gold Harbour where the South Georgian cast of king penguins, elephant seals and skua’s deliver an entertaining sunrise show. Depicted in a way only Matt knows how, this educationally entertaining beach walk gives insight into the lives of these extraordinary animals. Matt flicks back and forth from studio to field, interspersing lively commentary with well grounded biology and fun facts! Enjoy! Listen to all Polar Tales podcasts and discover more on One Ocean...

Duration:00:22:15

Dr. Yulia Ivashchenko • Special guest • Illegal whaling detective extraordinaire

4/2/2019
More
Dr. Yulia Ivashchenko is a world leader in cetacean biology, her work has focused on the merciless persecution of whales in centuries gone by. Not all was as it seemed when Yulia first started looking through records of whaling by the Soviets in the 20th century. Through careful examination of artefacts long thought lost, Yulia uncovered a dark and illegal side to the Soviet whaling operation. Tune in to hear about her discoveries and the implications for current day whale abundance and...

Duration:00:55:03

Tim Jarvis AM • Special guest • Explorer, scientist and leader of Shackleton's 1916 survival epic recreation

4/2/2019
More
Tim Jarvis AM is a world renowned explorer, public speaker, author and scientist. Tim has achieved incredible feats over his career, with 25 expeditions in the bag and 2 epic recreations safely accomplished. Stories, life lessons and lateral thinking solutions are all on the agenda for this episode. In principal focus for this conversation is Tim’s recreation of Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 epic survival journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia. We discuss the renaissance of Shackletonian...

Duration:00:55:33

Dr. Sandra Magnus • Guest • Astronaut and space traveler offering unique perspectives of Antarctica!

4/2/2019
More
Dr. Sandra Magnus has been in the space industry for the past 22 years, 16 of which were for NASA. Sandra has had perspectives all us earthlings have dreamed of, the view of Earth from 400km away onboard the International Space Station. Dr. Magnus, a guest onboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, joins me for a chat where we bypass the everyday astronaut questions and dive straight into a comparison of space and the Antarctic. Follow Sandra - https://astropv.com Listen to all Polar Tales...

Duration:00:26:24