National Geographic Radio Programs

National Geographic Weekend


National Geographic Weekend Image: SRN Radio logo

August 21, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Johan Reinhard
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Johan Reinhard is preparing a return trip to a 14,000-foot lake in Mexico to search for Aztec artifacts. Last time Reinhard dove into the frigid lake, he stumbled upon a pristine, 500-year-old wooden scepter.
Read more

Listen to this segment:
Part 1 | Part 2

Dave Gallo
Twenty-five years ago, Explorer-in-Residence Bob Ballard discovered the shipwreck of the RMS Titanic. Now, Dave Gallo is hoping to “virtually” raise the wreck. Gallo, of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is co-leader of a new expedition that plans to return with underwater robots to film the shipwreck with high-definition 3-D cameras.
Read more

Listen to this segment

Heidi Cullen
From fires in Russia to floods in Pakistan, weather around the world has been extreme this summer. Is it related to global warming? Boyd poses this question to climatologist Heidi Cullen, author of The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet.
Get the book

Listen to this segment

David Braun-NG news
Join National Geographic's daily online news editor David Braun as he shares some of this week’s hottest stories. Braun joins Boyd to talk about fires in Moscow and gold mining in South Africa.
Read more

Listen to this segment

Enric Sala
National Geographic Fellow and Emerging Explorer Enric Sala recently returned from a trip to the Mediterranean with Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s son, Pierre-Yves Cousteau. Together, they revisited spots first filmed by Cousteau 65 years ago to see how they’ve changed.
Read more

Listen to this segment

Karma Lotey
Karma Lotey, a guide for Yangphel Adventure Travel in Bhutan, leads Boyd 10,000 feet up a mountain to visit the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Lotey tells Boyd about the site that, as legend has it, was built during the eighth century by a guru on a flying tigress.
Read more

Listen to this segment

Ken Aplin
National Geographic Expeditions Council Grantee Ken Aplin found the fossilized remains of the biggest rat ever to roam the Earth: a 13-pound rodent in East Timor. Boyd and Aplin talk about looking for and eating large rodents.

Listen to this segment

Bob Wheeler
We take a cross-country trip in style in an Airstream Trailer. Boyd talks with Airstream President Bob Wheeler about the iconic silver vehicle that has graced the American roads since the 1930s.
Read more

Listen to this segment

Story-Visitng Hulaville
In his regular Wild Chronicles segment, Boyd shares a story about visiting Miles Mahan's Half Acre, also known as Hulaville, Calif. A true roadside attraction, Hulaville was a collection of folk art and beer bottle tree sculptures set alongside Route 66.

Listen to this segment



Advertisement