National Geographic Radio Programs

National Geographic Weekend


National Geographic Weekend Image: SRN Radio logo

December 04, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Barbara Hillary
• At age 75, Barbara Hillary became the first African-American woman to reach the North Pole on skis. Now she’s working to complete a new world record as the first African-American woman ever to reach both the North and South Poles. Boyd talks to Hillary, now 79 years old, as she prepares to head south.
Read More

Listen to this segment

Brian Hare
Brian Hare, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University, is working to answer questions about the human mind by studying our primate cousins. Hare tells Boyd how studying bonobos can teach us a lot about ourselves.
Watch a Video

Listen to this segment

Brian Skerry
Photographer Brian Skerry joins Boyd to talk about the story “Japan’s Ocean Wilderness,” in the December National Geographic magazine. For this article, Skerry explored the waters off the coast of Japan, taking beautiful pictures of extraordinary marine life in water ranging in temperature from frigid to tropical.
See Pictures

Listen to this segment

Josh Nesbit
Texting on a cell phone can be dangerous, even deadly, if you do it while driving. But Josh Nesbit co-founded an organization named FrontlineSMS:Medic that is using SMS messages to help save lives in Africa. Nesbit joins Boyd in the studio to explain the simple yet revolutionary technology.
See Video

Listen to this segment

David Braun
Join National Geographic's daily online news editor David Braun as he shares some of the week’s hottest stories. Braun explains why in some Amazonian cultures two dads are better than one.
Read More

Listen to this segment

Dan Ariely
Behavioral economist and Duke University professor Dan Ariely says we often act against our own best interest. But, Ariely says, this irrational behavior is predictable. Ariely helps Boyd understand why we do things against our own interests and spend money on things we know we shouldn’t.
Read More

Listen to this segment

Robert Draper
King David is a central figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But did David rule over a grand empire or a little cow-town? This is the question author Robert Draper explores in the December National Geographic magazine article “Kings of Controversy.” Draper tells Boyd the answer really depends on which archaeologists you ask!
Read the Article

Listen to this segment

Barton Seaver
Renowned chef and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver joins Boyd to talk about wine. In particular, Seaver tells Boyd about his visit to the Iron Horse Vineyards in California. Iron Horse is partnering with National Geographic and has created the Ocean Reserve cuvee to help raise money to establish marine protected areas and reduce overfishing around the world.
Watch a Video

Listen to this segment

Fen Montaigne
In his new book Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica, Fen Montaigne documents scientist Bill Fraser’s 30 years with the Adélie penguins in Antarctica. Montaigne tells Boyd that global warming is having a major impact on the birds.

Listen to this segment

Story-Toilets in Japan
In his regular Wild Chronicles segment, Boyd shares a story about the wonders of toilets in Japan.

Listen to this segment



Advertisement