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National Geographic Weekend


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October 02, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Daryl Balfour
Daryl Balfour is a safari guide and photographer in Africa. During a recent trip to Africa Balfour shared with Boyd his scary story of being charged by a massive bull elephant. The elephant cracked Balfour’s ribs, fractured his skull and left him for dead. But Balfour survived, and as he says, got some amazing pictures out of the encounter.
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Pico Lyer
In “Istanbul: City of the Future,” writer Pico Iyer takes a close look at Turkey’s largest city. Iyer’s October 2010 National Geographic Traveler magazine article says Istanbul is a fascinating mix of East and West, secular and spiritual. Iyer tells Boyd why this city, with its complex past, may offer a glimpse of what’s to come.
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Andrew Evans
Writer Andrew Evans traveled from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica almost entirely by bus. Evans writes about his 10,000-mile trip in the September 2010 issue of National Geographic Traveler and joins Boyd in the studio to talk about some of the bumps in the road.
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David Braun
Join National Geographic's daily online news editor David Braun as he shares some of this week’s hottest stories. Braun sits down with Boyd to talk poisoned rhino horn and African road kill.
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Joel Bourne
The oil may have stopped spilling into the Gulf, but out of sight shouldn’t mean out of mind, says Joel Bourne, author of the National Geographic magazine October 2010 cover story “Gulf Oil Spill.” Bourne joins Boyd in the studio to talk about the spills long-term impacts and whether more deepwater drilling is really safe.
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Ben Folds
Musician Ben Folds first found success as the leader of the platinum-selling band Ben Folds Five. A man of many talents, Folds also is an accomplished photographer. Folds takes time out from the release of his new CD, “Lonely Avenue,” a collaboration with British author Nick Hornby, to share the stories behind the images he’ll be presenting as part of the National Geographic Live program “Music…on Photography.”
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Barton Seaver
National Geographic Fellow and renowned chef Barton Seaver invites Boyd into his kitchen for “Cooking with Barton.” On the menu: Boyd learns to prepare a lionfish ceviche appetizer.
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Susan Casey
Grab your surfboard: National Geographic Weekend is going out to catch the world’s biggest waves. Susan Casey, author of The Wave: In the Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean, joins Boyd to talk about the thrill and danger of surfing a 100-foot wave.
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Story-Travel Experience With Boyd
In his regular Wild Chronicles segment, Boyd explains why he’s such a pain to travel with sometimes when he’s focused on getting the perfect shot.

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