By Ahmad Saleem, Steve Beresford
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Welcome to Exploration Radio, a podcast focusing on the past, present and future of exploration. Featuring interviews and discussions with explorers about the challenges they have faced, what we stand to learn from them and how we can better prepare for the future. Ultimately these are stories about exploration...and the people, places and issues prevalent within it. Come join us and let's explore.
||Clean#16 - Boiling frogs with Jon Hronsky||If you put a frog into boiling water, it will jump out. But if you put a frog in cold water and slowly boil the water, it will not recognise the danger at all. Does this metaphor apply to how we deal with change in science?||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 - Change is inevitable. Adaptability a choice||It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent. But the ones that are the most responsive to change. No better way to describe Peta Libby.||3 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 - 7 Lessons from Julian Malnic||Mining metals on the ocean floor, an asteroid mining company... just some of the ideas Julian Malnic has succeeded with. He is an innovator. And he has 7 lessons for us.||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - An outsider's perspective||We have covered different perspectives on innovation and disruption in the mining and exploration industries. But this time, we get the perspective of someone outside of our industry...and what do they see looking in.||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - Disruption & the DIGITAL MINE||The US Marines have a saying..."Everyone wants to get into heaven. But no one wants to die." Is this a metaphor for how we treat new business models?||7 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - Are WE the barrier to innovation?||These days, innovation is on everyone's lips in the mining industry. We are all desperate to innovate. But if...we ourselves are the biggest barrier to innovation?||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - Why is mining a cyclical industry?||Have you ever been made redundant because of the cyclical nature of our industry? Everyone that works in mining knows that the industry is cyclical. There are booms and busts and they control everything. But have you ever wondered why?||9 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMINI - the CRAESTAR lessons||Steve and Ahmad talk about what lessons they learned about innovation from the CRAESTAR story.||26 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - A ship called CRAESTAR (part 2)||Last week, we found out about the beginnings of the CRAESTAR program - a floating exploration base used by CRA to explore for copper in the Pacific islands. This week, we continue the story. How successful was the program in the end? And what lessons...||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - A ship called CRAESTAR (Part 1)||The MV CRAESTAR was a retrofitted fishing trawler with a heli-pad and analytical laboratory. It was a floating exploration base, built for speed and efficiency. It was CRA's innovative solution to the challenges of exploring in the Pacific islands....||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Season 2||Welcome to Season 2 of Exploration Radio....Steve and Ahmad are back with more stories about the past, present and future of mineral exploration. This season will focus on change...and what that means for the industry. Season launches March 6.||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Wrap-up...and a plea||Last week's episode was the 7th episode of Exploration Radio..and the last for our first season. We will now be away for a while working on Season 2. We have covered a lot of topics in this season. But one thing that has been missing so far has...||19 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - The mining industry...is it an innovation laggard?||These days, innovation is all around us...a basic requirement in most industries. You either innovate, or you die. So what about the mining industry, often considered a laggard when it comes to technology and innovation. How will it...||25 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - The Rover Boys...using whiskey as a lion repellent||Rover Boys were a crack team of petroleum geologists, exploring the world for the last large surface discoveries of petroleum. This team went anywhere and everywhere. They smoked camel dung and used whiskey as a lion repellent...they were built...||12 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Wanderlust||Is Wanderlust just a Jennifer Aniston movie? Or is it something more? Wanderlust is an insatiable thirst for travel, culture, new people...or just the new in general. It has driven many an explorer to search out places where others have not been to or..||4 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - A Rebel with a Cause...with Alex Atkins||It is 1987. As a university student, you show up for your first day of work and are told "you have to leave, you cannot stay here". Why? "Because you are a girl and girls don't work in mines". Does this seem a little far fetched? Well this is how Alex..||27 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - How to do Frontier Exploration...the discovery story of Reko Diq||Alan Moore, a young Australian geologist, heads to a remote, inhospitable part of SW Pakistan to explore for copper. Along the way, he teams up with Saad Husain, a local Pakistani, that becomes his ever present project manager. This is their story and..||20 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - What makes a successful explorer (Part 2)||What does it take to be a successful explorer? Is it technical knowledge?...the right strategy?...having a lot of money?...or just luck? What if the most important ingredient for success...was culture. This episode is part 2 of our interview...||12 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - What makes a successful explorer (Part 1)||What does it take to be a successful explorer? Is it technical knowledge?...the right strategy?...having a lot of money?...or just luck? What if the most important ingredient for success...was culture. This episode we look at the building of...||5 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Exploration Radio||A podcast about the past, present and future of mineral exploration.||14 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Always impatient for the next episode
Don't be fooled by the title, this excellent podcast is about exploration as a human journey rather than the technical aspects. The interviews are with fascinating people who provide unique insights into what drives them to think, and act, differently. The interview style is warm and engaging, making it a very easy podcast to listen to. The brilliance of the format is that through the power of storytelling, great wisdom is shared.
Ahmad, Steve - thank you very much, and please keep up the fantastic work. Take pride in knowing that your work is far reaching, is admired, and will have a big impact on how we think about exploration.
A really interesting podcast with some interesting insights into human behaviour. I think geologists will love it, but non-geos will also get a lot out of it (and maybe it will help you to understand your geologist friends?).
A Spot of Brilliance
These guys thrive on the essence of true mineral exploration. There are some very inspiring and funny story's in here, many I have listened too over and over. So many words of wisdom about resilience and setting up successful exploration teams in tough remote areas. What more could your target market want than historic stories of discovery from the people that made those discoveries happen.
Well done Guys, I am sure creating your podcast must be very rewarding. Keep it up.