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National Geographic Weekend

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National Geographic Weekend, hosted by Boyd Matson, is a weekly talk show featuring interviews with some of the most fascinating explorers and scientists on the planet.

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National Geographic Weekend, hosted by Boyd Matson, is a weekly talk show featuring interviews with some of the most fascinating explorers and scientists on the planet.

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
7
6
6
7

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By Another walker - Jan 31 2016
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Where did the Podcasts go? I enjoyed listening. Now no more?

Love it.

By Blubberina - Nov 23 2012
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Great podcast. Both educational and inspiring.

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
7
6
6
7

Are there more?

By Another walker - Jan 31 2016
Read more
Where did the Podcasts go? I enjoyed listening. Now no more?

Love it.

By Blubberina - Nov 23 2012
Read more
Great podcast. Both educational and inspiring.
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National Geographic Weekend

Latest release on May 17, 2015

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National Geographic Weekend, hosted by Boyd Matson, is a weekly talk show featuring interviews with some of the most fascinating explorers and scientists on the planet.

Rank #1: Life in a Himalayan Buddhist Monastery, Life Above 8,000 Meters at 50, and Building a Mammoth using DNA and an Asian Elephant

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This week, we bring our family to a Buddhist monastery in India in search for enlightenment, then we reflect on the limitations of life at 50 above 8,000 meters, build a mammoth with the help of DNA and an Asian elephant and learn back country skiing safety tips.

Dec 22 2014

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Rank #2: Run Into a Moose With a Team of Dogs, Eat Moths With Bears, Visit China's Secret Tiger Farms, and Learn Sunrise Color Science

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This week, we have a close encounter with a moose with a team of dogs; eat moths with bears and salmon brains with wolves; visit China's secret tiger farms; learn the science behind the sunrise; examine the promise of "clean coal".

Mar 09 2015

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Rank #3: Climb North America's Tallest Mountain Alone in January, Photo Lessons From Nat Geo's Finest, The World's Largest Gathering of Snakes, Carnevale in Italy

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This week, we summit North America's tallest mountain alone in January; take photo lessons from one of National Geographic's top photographers; find the world's largest gathering of snakes in an unexpected place; know when to turn around on South Asia's tallest mountain; and celebrate "Carnevale" like an Italian.

Feb 18 2015

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Rank #4: Ice Climbing Up Niagara Falls, Scuba Diving With Orcas, Exploring Mexico's "Snot Caves", Diagnosing the Invisible Impacts of War,

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This week, we dodge humpbacks and killer whales in a feeding frenzy, climb up a frozen Niagara Falls, explore Mexico's poisonous "snot caves", diagnose the invisible injuries of American war veterans, and visit Iraq and Syria's frigid refugee camps.

Feb 09 2015

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Rank #5: Climb Up & Ski Down Alaskan Peaks, Find the Bacteria of NYC's Subway, Photograph the Egyptian Revolution, Glowing Sharks, Banana Recipes

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This week, we find out what is the tallest mountain in Alaska's Brooks Range; swab New York City's subway system to see what bacteria we find; photograph Egypt's revolution and try not to get hurt; discover glow in the dark sharks; and learn about the new fungus that's eating our bananas.

Mar 01 2015

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Rank #6: Jane Goodall Reflects on Conservation and Her Legacy, Garrett Oliver Talks Beer, And Others Talk Ebola, Tigers & the Sounds of Ice Melting

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Before we jump into 2015, we wanted to celebrate the year that was 2014 by revisiting some of our favorite moments including Boyd's sit-down with Jane Goodall on her 80th birthday, a lesson on beer do's and beer don'ts, we meet the scientist who "discovered" Ebola, and why this tiger conservationist sometimes advocates killing the cats.

Jan 06 2015

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Rank #7: Sea World's Sad Orcas, World Champ Lumberjack, Save Man-Eating Crocs, and Meet a Seal that Served in the Navy

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Join us for a best-of some of our previous segments: searching for man-eating crocs in Africa, meet Sea World's sad orcas, learn to throw an axe with a world champ lumberjack, meet a seal that served in the Navy, and a how-to guide to building your own canoe from scratch.

Dec 29 2014

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Rank #8: Hang From a Hot Air Balloon to Get the Shot, Walk From Russia to Australia, Learn the Chimps' Lingo, Get the Real Story Behind HIV, and Visit Morocco's Bazaars

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This week, we see the world through the eyes of one of Nat Geo's top photographers and hang from a balloon to get the shot; learn that 3 mph is the perfect speed for humans and find the love of foot power; translate chimpanzee's language and learn what they're really talking about (it's food); and learn the real history of the HIV pandemic.

Feb 23 2015

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Rank #9: Ride a Horse from Canada to Brazil, Pick the Perfect Holiday Wine, Come Back From the Dead, Protect Gorillas, & Cycle Throught the Winter

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This week on Nat Geo Weekend Radio, we take the adventure of a lifetime, riding a trio of horses from Canada to Brazil; we learn to pick the perfect wine for all occasions; peer behind the divide that separates the living from the dead, scientifically; protect the last 800 mountain gorillas with our lives; and learn the secret to comfortable bike riding year-round.

Nov 24 2014

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Rank #10: Kayaking Off 50 Foot Waterfalls, Photo Tips on Shooting Tiny Insects, Fight Pet Personality Disorders, A Monkey-Wolf Partnership, and The Best of Botswana

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This week, we learn whether or not you have to hold your breath while going off a 50-foot waterfall in a kayak, then we talk with a photographer who insists on not visiting exotic locations (and still gets published in Nat Geo Magazine), we learn how to recognize whether your pet is happy or could benefit from some Prozac, and we meet a herd of monkeys who act like horses and have befriended wolves.

Jan 19 2015

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"When Dogs Fly": Dean Potter on Life and BASE Jumping With Whisper

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Dean Potter died today doing what he loved in Yosemite National Park. Here is a rerun of an interview we did with Dean last June:

Dogs are loyal, brave and love to go wherever their owners do. Climber, BASE jumper and wingsuit flyer Dean Potter took truism to its logical conclusion when he would bring his faithful companion Whisper, an Australian cattle dog, climbing with him throughout Yosemite National Park, which is Potter's backyard playground. For the past decade, he's been perfecting his wingsuit flying abilities and decided to share his love of flying with Whisper, sharing their gravity-defying activities in his new film, "When Dogs Fly".

May 17 2015

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Swim From Cuba to Florida, Go Camel Shopping in Yemen, Dance with Roadkill, and Race Wild Horses

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This week, we swim from Cuba to Florida, then we dodge danger in Yemen on top of a camel, race on wild horses in North Dakota, and learn the secrets of Australia's roadkill.

Apr 13 2015

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Understand Science Deniers, Eat Vietnam, Rescue Mexican Big Cats, Swim in the Coral Triangle, and Search for Atlantis

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This week we understand science deniers, search for Atlantis, eat our way through Vietnam, dive in beautiful coral reefs, and rescue big cats from Mexican circuses.

Mar 30 2015

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Hitch-Hike the World, Learn Why We Sleep, Hike 2,600+ Miles in Winter, Scuba Dive in Greenland, and Start (Controlled) Forest Fires

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This week, we hitchhike from Tasmania to London, get a good night's sleep, protect a 300,000 miles of ocean, hike 2,600 miles in winter, and stop forests from burning down.

Mar 23 2015

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Shed Tears at the South Pole, Choose the Perfect Beer For All Occasions, Diagnose The World's Most Lethal Zoonotic Disease, And Photograph America By Night

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This week two adventurers shed tears at the South Pole and paddle from Australia to New Zealand; then we learn about eradicating malaria, which is responsible for "one half of human deaths since the Stone Age"; pick the perfect beer for all occasions; and learn about the secrets of America by night.

Mar 16 2015

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Run Into a Moose With a Team of Dogs, Eat Moths With Bears, Visit China's Secret Tiger Farms, and Learn Sunrise Color Science

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This week, we have a close encounter with a moose with a team of dogs; eat moths with bears and salmon brains with wolves; visit China's secret tiger farms; learn the science behind the sunrise; examine the promise of "clean coal".

Mar 09 2015

Play

Climb Up & Ski Down Alaskan Peaks, Find the Bacteria of NYC's Subway, Photograph the Egyptian Revolution, Glowing Sharks, Banana Recipes

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This week, we find out what is the tallest mountain in Alaska's Brooks Range; swab New York City's subway system to see what bacteria we find; photograph Egypt's revolution and try not to get hurt; discover glow in the dark sharks; and learn about the new fungus that's eating our bananas.

Mar 01 2015

Play

Hang From a Hot Air Balloon to Get the Shot, Walk From Russia to Australia, Learn the Chimps' Lingo, Get the Real Story Behind HIV, and Visit Morocco's Bazaars

Podcast cover
Read more
This week, we see the world through the eyes of one of Nat Geo's top photographers and hang from a balloon to get the shot; learn that 3 mph is the perfect speed for humans and find the love of foot power; translate chimpanzee's language and learn what they're really talking about (it's food); and learn the real history of the HIV pandemic.

Feb 23 2015

Play

Climb North America's Tallest Mountain Alone in January, Photo Lessons From Nat Geo's Finest, The World's Largest Gathering of Snakes, Carnevale in Italy

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This week, we summit North America's tallest mountain alone in January; take photo lessons from one of National Geographic's top photographers; find the world's largest gathering of snakes in an unexpected place; know when to turn around on South Asia's tallest mountain; and celebrate "Carnevale" like an Italian.

Feb 18 2015

Play

Ice Climbing Up Niagara Falls, Scuba Diving With Orcas, Exploring Mexico's "Snot Caves", Diagnosing the Invisible Impacts of War,

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This week, we dodge humpbacks and killer whales in a feeding frenzy, climb up a frozen Niagara Falls, explore Mexico's poisonous "snot caves", diagnose the invisible injuries of American war veterans, and visit Iraq and Syria's frigid refugee camps.

Feb 09 2015

Play

Motorcycle From Tibet to Paris, Photograph Sharks and Models, Get Abandoned Near the Summit of Ararat, And More

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This week we adventure without preparation on a motorcycle ride from Katmandu to Paris; learn the perks of a photographer's life from the comforts of Los Angeles to the hardships of Mongolia; get abandoned on the summit of Turkey's tallest mountain with a conservation biologist; choose family over glamor and reassess mountaineering risks; and learn about cultures in transition from a nomadic lifestyle to the modern world.

Feb 03 2015

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Kayaking Off 50 Foot Waterfalls, Photo Tips on Shooting Tiny Insects, Fight Pet Personality Disorders, A Monkey-Wolf Partnership, and The Best of Botswana

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This week, we learn whether or not you have to hold your breath while going off a 50-foot waterfall in a kayak, then we talk with a photographer who insists on not visiting exotic locations (and still gets published in Nat Geo Magazine), we learn how to recognize whether your pet is happy or could benefit from some Prozac, and we meet a herd of monkeys who act like horses and have befriended wolves.

Jan 19 2015

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Biking To & Falling From Iconic Utah Towers, Raising Turtles in Prison, Digging In Iraq, and Keeping Green New Year Resolutions

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This week, we climb sandstone towers in the picturesque southwestern United States with Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright for Sufferfest 2, then we mine data to save human & animal lives, make New Year's resolutions worth keeping, save prisoners by teaching them to raise frogs and turtles, and dig in some of the world's most war-torn dirt for hints of our human past.

Jan 12 2015

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Jane Goodall Reflects on Conservation and Her Legacy, Garrett Oliver Talks Beer, And Others Talk Ebola, Tigers & the Sounds of Ice Melting

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Read more
Before we jump into 2015, we wanted to celebrate the year that was 2014 by revisiting some of our favorite moments including Boyd's sit-down with Jane Goodall on her 80th birthday, a lesson on beer do's and beer don'ts, we meet the scientist who "discovered" Ebola, and why this tiger conservationist sometimes advocates killing the cats.

Jan 06 2015

Play

Sea World's Sad Orcas, World Champ Lumberjack, Save Man-Eating Crocs, and Meet a Seal that Served in the Navy

Podcast cover
Read more
Join us for a best-of some of our previous segments: searching for man-eating crocs in Africa, meet Sea World's sad orcas, learn to throw an axe with a world champ lumberjack, meet a seal that served in the Navy, and a how-to guide to building your own canoe from scratch.

Dec 29 2014

Play

Life in a Himalayan Buddhist Monastery, Life Above 8,000 Meters at 50, and Building a Mammoth using DNA and an Asian Elephant

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Read more
This week, we bring our family to a Buddhist monastery in India in search for enlightenment, then we reflect on the limitations of life at 50 above 8,000 meters, build a mammoth with the help of DNA and an Asian elephant and learn back country skiing safety tips.

Dec 22 2014

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Talk Heroism, Torture, and Salvation with the Hero of "Unbroken", Turn Down A Summit to Survive, Chase Water Down the Colorado River and More

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This week, we turn around near the summit of a mountain in Myanmar in the name of survival, then we learn the secrets of delicious Southern cookin', chase water down the Colorado River into the dry delta, chat with the hero of "Unbroken," and visit the legacy of communism and a decade of war in Sarajevo.

Dec 15 2014

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Climb El Capitan with Your Adolescent Child, Stop Wildlife Smuggling in Brazil, Learn the Secrets of Stonehenge, Protect the Last Tigers, and Bottle Feed Cheetahs

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This week, we lead an ascent of el Capitan in Yosemite with a 13-year old, a blind climber and a paraplegic climber;  we fight to stop the stealing of 38 million animals each year from Brazil's forests; we learn the secrets of Stonehenge and ponder how the 35-ton stones were arranged; we fight to protect the last remaining populations of the world's 3,000 wild tigers; and we bottle feed a baby cheetah.

Dec 08 2014

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Fly Off Cliffs, Cross the Largest Glaciers, Eat Stinky Cheese, Paddle the Longest River on Every Continent, and Scuba Dive in Iceland

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This week, we fly under human power in the name of "living beautifully"; cross the world's 20 biggest glaciers; learn to appreciate stinky cheese; paddle the longest river on every continent; and scuba dive deep inside Iceland's fissures.

Dec 03 2014

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Ride a Horse from Canada to Brazil, Pick the Perfect Holiday Wine, Come Back From the Dead, Protect Gorillas, & Cycle Throught the Winter

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This week on Nat Geo Weekend Radio, we take the adventure of a lifetime, riding a trio of horses from Canada to Brazil; we learn to pick the perfect wine for all occasions; peer behind the divide that separates the living from the dead, scientifically; protect the last 800 mountain gorillas with our lives; and learn the secret to comfortable bike riding year-round.

Nov 24 2014

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iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
7
6
6
7

Are there more?

By Another walker - Jan 31 2016
Read more
Where did the Podcasts go? I enjoyed listening. Now no more?

Love it.

By Blubberina - Nov 23 2012
Read more
Great podcast. Both educational and inspiring.