Time to Eat the Dogs
By Michael Robinson: historian of science and exploration
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A podcast about science, history, and exploration. Michael Robinson interviews scientists, journalists, and adventurers about life at the extreme.
||CleanCan You See the Ice?||Karen Routledge tells the story of Baffin Island’s Inuit community as they came into contact with western whalers and explorers in the nineteenth century. Her new book, Can You See the Ice ?, tells the story of the Inuit of Cumberland Sound. Even...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalifornia is Burning||California is in the middle of its worst fire season ever. 1.2 million acres have burned so far with no end in sight. Now, with flames threatening Los Angeles, 200,000 people have been told to evacuate. Michael Kodas returns to Time to Eat the Dogs to..||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNASA in the Age of Trump||In September President Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine – a three term Congressman from Oklahoma-- to lead NASA. Discussing Bridenstine’s nomination and other issues confronting NASA is Dan Vergano, science reporter for BuzzFeed.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mystery of the Franklin Expedition||In 1845, the two British naval ships left England with 129 men in search of the Northwest Passage. They were never heard from again.The disappearance of the Franklin Expedition shocked the world. Dozens of expeditions set sail into the Arctic looking...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ascent of Women Climbers||Noel Phillips discusses the growing popularity of climbing among women. Her article, “No Man’s Land: The Rise of Women in Climbing” was recently published in Climbing Magazine.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Americans on Everest||Ten years after the 1953 summit of Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, a team of 19 Americans and hundreds of Sherpas, attempted to do it again. Historian Phil Clements discusses the American expedition and its focus on Cold War scientific...||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Science of Running||The sport of running has exploded in the last three decades with some runners pushing the envelope of the extreme. Dr. Beth Taylor discusses the science and psychology of this rapidly growing sport.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise of the Megafire||Journalist Michael Kodas talks about the phenomenon of megafires, forest fires that burn over 100,000 acres, and why the number of these fires is increasing every year.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent exploration of exploration!
Mike Robinson's calm thoughtful discussions are smart and fun. An excellent listen!
Michael Robinson's podcast is fascinating and an awesome listen! I can't wait for more!
Thoughtful discussions on diverse topics
I’m enjoying this podcast because host Michael Robinson lets his guests speak, often at length. He doesn’t ask leading questions, and he doesn’t advance his own opinions in the guise of questions: rather, he makes simple, straightforward inquiries that get to the heart of the guest’s topic. It’s refreshing to hear, and interesting to listen to. The topics are diverse, thought-provoking, and don't require an advanced degree in science or history. I'm subscribing!