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National Geographic Weekend


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July 04, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Dereck and Beverly Joubert
Explorers-in-Residence, filmmakers, and photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert visit Boyd in the studio to discuss the lions and buffalo they saw in their previous camp, and the flooding in Botswana where they were just filming.
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Steve Casimiro
Steve Casimiro tried out over one hundred iPhone travel apps for the June/July issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine. He shares some of his favorites with Boyd, including apps that provide you with tour guides and restaurant recommendations wherever you are on the globe.
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Wayne Sawchuk
There aren’t many places in the world that have been entirely void of human activity during the past century, but thanks to conservationist Wayne Sawchuk, the Muskwa-Kechika wilderness of British Columbia remains one of those untouched natural gems. Wayne and Boyd discuss the trials, tribulations, and even treacheries of Wayne’s work preserving and exploring the region.
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Norie Quintos
This week, Norie Quintos joins Boyd to discuss some of the most enriching cultural tours around today, as featured in National Geographic Traveler magazine! Make tamales with the Maya, volunteer at an AIDS clinic in Africa, and much more!
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Thomas (TH) Culhane
Thomas (TH) Culhane refused to accept that in certain parts of Cairo, Egypt, it takes some families up to 7 hours just to bathe. So, he and his wife began building solar hot water heaters out of scraps they found in the garbage and installing them in their neighbors’ houses. Now, Culhane tells Boyd how family by family he hopes to help shape energy policy in Egypt while improving the quality of life in the community where he lives.
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Zeb Hogan
Is there such a thing as a man-eating catfish? National Geographic Emerging Explorer Zeb Hogan doesn’t think so. He assures Boyd that he doesn’t believe the stories coming out of India about catfish in the river that are eating people. But there’s only one way to prove for sure, and Zeb is preparing to take the plunge!
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Malik Marjan
Malik Marjan, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and wildlife biologist, joins Boyd to talk about the white-eared cob, a type of antelope that many believed had gone extinct due to fighting in Sudan. Marjan found a herd of over 800,000 cob in migration across the region, making it perhaps the largest animal migration ever.
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Sam Meacham
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Sam Meacham has spent the past 15 years cave diving in the Yucatan Peninsula. He joins Boyd to discuss the wonders of diving deep into colossal, underwater caves.

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Boyd's Wild Chronicles
In this week’s “Boyd Matson's Wild Chronicles” segment, Boyd tells of a horseback safari in Kenya, when his horse got spooked by a giraffe and lost his cool, taking Boyd along for the ride!
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