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March 17, 2013: Getting Married at the North Pole, Cage-Free Swimming With Great Whites and 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.

NG Weekend: National Zoo Cuisine Team

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about cooking for animals at the National Zoo, native lands, a Bhutan monastery, flying cars, Everest dreams, soccer in Kashmir, animated oceans, solar light bulbs, and one more Kilimanjaro climb. Hour 1 National Geographic Weekend goes on location—in the kitchen of the…

NG Weekend: Tarzan and Jane

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about Congolese chimps, water awareness, living the green life, a 900-pound grizzly, frog romance, ecosystem restoration, great white sharks, the Jordan river, taking better snapshots, and climbing Kilimanjaro. Hour 1 Boyd welcomes the real-life Tarzan and Jane to the studio. WCS Conservation…

Kilimanjaro: Push to the Top

Amid rain and snow, the Summit on the Summit team—working to raise public awareness of the global freshwater crisis—has reached its final encampment before trekking to the top of Kilimanjaro. Anticipation has some team members excited, while thin air and the arduousness of the climb has made others ill. Those who can will rise in…

Kilimanjaro: Summit on the Summit

National Geographic Emerging Explorers Alexandra Cousteau and Jimmy Chin are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch, Lupe Fiasco, Isabel Lucas, and other celebrities to raise public awareness of the shortage of clean water across much of the planet. Ohio State glaciologist Lonnie Thompson predicts that Kilimanjaro’s legendary crown of ice could…

Rule Number One

I’m gearing up for a National Geographic Expeditions Weekend Photography Workshop that begins tonight, and asked my good friend and fellow staffer Tim Greenleaf (who manages the Nat Geo Expeditions website) if I could borrow some equipment. He obliged—thanks Tim! When I stopped by his office this morning to pick it up, he asked if…