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October 23, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Ron Beckett and Andrew Nelson
Moimango died 50 years ago, but he still looks over the Koke village in Papua New Guinea as a mummy. National Geographic grantee Ron Beckett, a professor emeritus of biomedical sciences at Quinnipiac University, and Andrew Nelson, an associate dean and professor of anthropology at the University of Western Ontario, recently visited Papua New Guinea to help restore Moimango and learn more about local mummification techniques. Beckett and Nelson join Boyd in the studio to talk about the experience.
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J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas
Explorers J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas met while hiking the Appalachian Trail. Together they have pedaled to the Arctic Ocean and paddled from Alaska to Seattle. Next they hope to raft the Ganges from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. Kelley and Thomas join Boyd in the studio to talk about their past and future adventures.
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Barton Seaver
National Geographic Fellow and renowned chef Barton Seaver joins Boyd in the studio to talk about the vibrant comeback of striped bass. Seaver shares some recipes for cooking this seasonal and delicious fish.
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David Harrison
As part of National Geographic’s Enduring Voices Project, National Geographic Fellow David Harrison travels the world working to preserve dying languages. Recently Harrison stumbled upon a never before recorded language in a rural northeastern corner of India. Harrison joins Boyd to talk about how he uncovered this unknown tongue.
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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 sits down with Boyd to talk about striking it rich with a metal detector.
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James Lindholm
Aquanaut James Lindholm will spend the next ten days 60 feet underwater living and working in the Aquarius underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida. Lindholm joins Boyd by phone from below the waves to talk about the mission.
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Bobby Haas
Photographer Bobby Haas likes his views to be from the top, taking flight over Africa and South America in planes and helicopters to shoot spectacular photos of the landscape below. Haas joins Boyd to talk about his new book, Through the Eyes of the Vikings, which documents the Arctic from his bird’s-eye view.
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Larry Fitzgerald
All-Pro Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t just go long on the field. When not playing football Fitzgerald loves traveling. As Fitzgerald tells Boyd, he likes to head out on his own to explore new places and cultures.
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Ray Zahab
Ultramarathoner Ray Zahab ran across the Sahara. Now he’s headed to the Amazon with four students to lead a trek as part of his “Impossible2Possible” program. Zahab joins Boyd to talk about the expedition and what he hopes the students will learn, other than how to suffer.
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Story- Fishing in Lake Powel in Utah
In his regular Wild Chronicles segment, Boyd shares a story from his recent, not-so-peaceful fishing excursion on Lake Powel in Utah.

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