National Geographic Weekend celebrates the new Age of Exploration by meeting some of the most celebrated explorers of our past. We chat with astronaut Buzz Aldrin about the future of space exploration, American Everest pioneer Jim Whittaker about the past and present of climbing on Everest.
The death of Tim Samaras, famous storm chaser and National Geographic grantee, is saddening and surprising as National Geographic Weekend interviewed Samaras just hours before he died on Friday chasing a tornado in Oklahoma. Tim visited the show regularly over the years, including on our very first show. In August 2007, Samaras was a guest…
This week on National Geographic Weekend radio show, host Boyd Matson chats with photographer Jimmy Chin about skiing down Everest while looking for the perfect picture, glacier explorer and photographer James Balog about documenting the rapid change in the planet’s frozen fields, “Jetman” Yves Rossy about strapping four jet engines to his back and jumping out of an airplane, and gear guru Steve Casimiro about what to bring camping for this summer.
This week, we chat with Conrad Anker who reflects on how difficult it is for even the best climbers to avoid disaster on Everest, Jon Jenkins who is scouring the deepest reaches of the universe looking for signs of intelligent life, and daredevil Angela Proudfoot who skydives against all odds after sustaining a serious base jumping injury.
Join us this week, as Sir Ranulph Fiennes amputates his own fingers after enduring frostbite on Antarctica, then we chat with Jamie Lafferty a freelance writer who took on the British Bobsled team in the national championships (and lost), and we learn a few of the birds of paradise’s dance steps from National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes.
This week, we climb straight up vertical walls with Emily Harrington and learn why Everest isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, we learn how Dr. Edie Widder caught the first giant squid in a camera trap, we set the hang gliding world record high over Texas, and we learn about an adaptation that gives hyenas and dogs similar – but unrelated.
This week on National Geographic Weekend, host Boyd Matson chats with adventurer Davey du Plessis who attempted to ride the Amazon River from source to sea but was attacked in a random ambush by gunmen; Nat Geo water fellow Sandra Postel discusses the fate of the Amazon River; and an Australian croc wrangler goes to Africa to try to track a river beast.
Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or pick your favorite segments and listen now below! Episode: 1317 – Air…
Join us on National Geographic Weekend, as we run 140 mile races up and down mountains, conserve Nicaraguan sea turtles by hiring the poachers, swim 1,000 miles down the Missouri River, earn dinner by chasing antelope until it drops dead, and understand the Sherpas who make Everest exploration possible.
This week, we meet a retiree who decided to climb the Seven Summits on a whim, learn about the humanism of primates, explore the potential for drones, previously used exclusively in combat, to help conservation, and we discover where food goes after you eat it.
When an endangered species begins to thrive in a certain area, that should be the cause of celebration. But in Kings Bay, Florida, the celebration is becoming problematic for the local manatee populations, that use the warm waters to survive the winters. The waters are becoming crowded with tourists who flock to the region to swim and kayak among the slow-moving marine mammals.
This week, Boyd’s guests tell tales of lions stealing camera equipment, former whalers who used 19th-century techniques into the 1980s, how to reveal the magnificence of a chicken, and much more.
On this week’s show, meet a woman who free-dives with great white sharks, a man who skied to the North Pole in the darkness of winter, and photographers who can turn such darkness into a colorful portrait of a world we can’t see.
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson we go undercover to hunt for ivory poachers in Kenya, spy from the safety of a drone, hide from hippos while paddling down the Gambia River, learn to attract poison dart frogs for mates, and much more.
Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or pick your favorite segments and listen now below! Episode: 1309 – Air Date:…
Dean Potter is the mellowest adrenaline junkie out there. The soft-spoken free soloing, line walking, base jumping 2009 Adventurer of the Year has perfected sky flying, and appears in a recent National Geographic TV show, The Man Who Can Fly. He tells Boyd about his experiences flying off British Columbia’s Mt. Bute. In the first part of his interview, Potter explains to Boyd his love of free solo climbing and explains that sometimes, the safest way down a mountain is to fly off it.
Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend.