Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Replay: Apollo in the Age of Aquarius


Neil Maher talks about the social forces that shaped NASA in the 1960s and 70s, connecting the space race with the radical upheavals of the counterculture. Maher is a professor of history at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark. He is the author of Apollo in the Age of Aquarius.


Neil Maher


Replay: After Leichhardt Went Missing


Andrew Wright Hurley talks about the life and afterlife of the Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, a man whose reputation has shifted to reflect the changing cultures of Australia and Germany over the past 160 years. Hurley is an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. He’s the author of Ludwig Leichhardt’s Ghosts: The Strange Career of a Traveling Myth.


Andrew Wright Hurley

Replay: African American Women and Jamaican Travel


Bianca C. Williams

Annette Joseph Gabrielle hosts Time to Eat the Dogs. She talks with Bianca C. Williams about African American women who travel to Jamaica as tourists looking for happiness, intimacy, and new identities free from the limits of American racism.

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Annette Joseph-Gabriel

Joseph-Gabriel is an assistant professor of French at the University of Minnesota, College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Williams is an associate professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Transnationalism.


The Polar Star is Falling Apart


USCGC Polar Star

Richard Read talks about the troubled life of the Coast Guard’s sole heavy icebreaker, Polar Star. Read is the Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times in Seattle. He is the winner of two Pulitzer prizes for his investigations on the Asian Financial Crisis and abuses by U.S. immigration officials. His article on the Polar Star was published in the August 2nd edition of the Los Angeles Times.


Richard Read

Replay: Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans


Helen Rozwadowski talks about the history of the oceans and how these oceans have shaped human history in profound ways. Rozwadowski is a professor of history at the University of Connecticut Avery Point. She is the author of many books including Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans (Reaktion Books, 2018).

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Helen Rozwadowski

Mental Illness and the Mawson Expedition



Sidney Jeffryes

Elizabeth Leane talks about Sidney Jeffryes, radio operator for Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition in 1913. Jeffryes’ struggle with mental illness challenged Mawson’s expedition party as well as the way Mawson tried to present his expedition to audiences back home. Leane is a professor of English at the University of Tasmania and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She’s also the co-author (along with Ben Maddison and Kimberley Norris) of “Beyond the Heroic Stereotype: Sidney Jeffryes and the Mythologising of Australian Antarctic History.”

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Elizabeth Leane

Replay: Re-imagining People in Anthropological Photographs


Northcote Thomas’s anthropological photographs reworked by Chiadikobi Nwaubani

Chiadikobi Nwaubani talks about his efforts to find, restore, and publish photographs from the colonial archives of West Africa. He also talks about his work re-interpreting these photographs using art and photo-manipulation.


Momo Samura, Sierra Leone, 1914. Described as ‘Susu Boy’ in Northcote Thomas’s Anthropological Report on Sierra Leone (1916)


“Susu Boy,” by Chiadikobi Nwaubani, 2018.


Mooku, a Nigerian girl from Mgbakwu (1911). Colorized by Chiadikobi Nwaubani from an original photograph by Northcote Thomas.

Nwaubani has created an online historical archive of photographs called Ụ́kpụ́rụ́. He has also contributed to the [Re]entanglements project which retraces and reinterprets the journeys of British anthropologist Northcote Thomas during his surveys of Nigeria and Sierra Leone in the early 1900s.


Chiadikobi Nwaubani