Behind the Words
By National Geographic
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A regular conversation between the author and editor of a National Geographic story.
||CleanMaxed Out on Everest||Adventure editor Peter Gwin asks author Mark Jenkins about the mess at the top of the world.||6/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanZimbabwe: Breaking the Silence||Story author Alexandra Fuller and articles editor Oliver Payne discuss oppression and courage in Zimbabwe.||5/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBringing Them Back to Life||The revival of an extinct species is no longer a fantasy. But is it a good idea? Science editor Jamie Shreeve asks Carl Zimmer, author of the April issue cover story.||4/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAmerica's New Oil Landscape||The fracking frenzy in North Dakota has boosted the U.S. fuel supply—but at what cost? Edwin Dobb reports on the promise and risk of America's new oil landscape.||3/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Bite that Heals||Writer Jenny Holland and editor Oliver Payne discuss the dangerous fieldwork and groundbreaking research that's unlocking the medical potential of venom.||2/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNew Old Libya||Robert Draper reports on how post-conflict Libya is struggling to create a new identity and reconnecting with its ancient past.||2/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanYasuni National Park: Rain Forest for Sale||Story author Scott Wallace reports on how demand for oil is squeezing the life out of one of the world’s wildest places.||1/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Tunnels of Gaza||Author James Verini and articles editor Oliver Payne discuss how tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip are a lifeline but also a death trap.||12/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFace-to-face: Vikings and Native Americans||Writer Heather Pringle and features editor Glenn Oeland pursue a subtle trail of artifacts from a lost chapter of New World history.||11/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCuba's New Now||After half a century under Fidel, Cubans feel a wary sense of possibility. Cynthia Gorney, author of the November issue cover story, discusses Cuba's New Now with story development editor Barbara Paulsen.||11/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIvory Worship||Thousands of elephants die each year so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Articles editor Oliver Payne asks cover story author Bryan Christy, "Can the slaughter be stopped?"||10/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWeather Gone Wild||Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves don't end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there's been a change in the weather lately. Environment editor Rob Kunzig asks Peter Miller, author of the September cover story, "What's up with the weather?"||9/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPine Ridge: In the Shadow of Wounded Knee||Author Alexandra Fuller talks to Articles Editor Oliver Payne about the lives and beliefs of the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.||8/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAntarctica’s Mount Erebus: Life in an Icy Inferno||Science editor Jamie Shreeve talks to Olivia Judson about life that thrives in blistering heat and utter darkness on Antarctica’s Mount Erebus volcano.||7/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEaster Island: If They Could Only Talk||Editor Marc Silver speaks with staff writer Hannah Bloch about how the famous statues of Easter Island may once have "walked."||7/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHong Kong: In China's Shadow||Story development editor Barbara Paulsen speaks with author Mike Paternini about Hong Kong’s identity crisis 15 years after the British officially handed the city over to Mainland China.||6/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanA Sketch in Time: Civil War Battlefield Artists||Articles editor Oliver Payne speaks with author Harry Katz about the National Geographic May issue cover story on battlefield artists in the Civil War.||5/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMeakambut: Last of the Cave People||Story development editor Barbara Paulsen talks to contributing writer Mark Jenkins about his encounter with the last nomadic people of Papua New Guinea.||2/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
This is absolutely fascinating. Great questions. Great answers. Puts you back in time.
More like this! Good interview and subject matter. I like the Geographic doing podcasts. More, please!
If I could give negative stars I would because this is infuriating. I listen to the interview get sucked in then at the last 2-5min it just cuts out. I've had this happen on almost all of the episodes that are posted. I've even tried redownloading them to still no avail.