Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

The Abominable Snowman

Dr. Carolin Roeder talks about the Soviet search for the abominable snowman and parallels to other wildman legends in the United States and elsewhere. Roeder facilitates research collaboration between the Freie Universität in Berlin and other European universities as part of the Una Europa project. She is the author of the essay “Cold War Creatures: Soviet Science and the Problem of the Abominable Snowman” in Ice and Snow in the Cold War: Histories of Extreme Climatic Environments

The Lessons of the 1996 Everest Disaster

Kaji Sherpa traversing onto the North Face of Everest. Photo Credit: JAMIE MCGUINNESS/PROJECT HIMALAYA (2021)

Markus Hällgren talks about the 1996 Everest disaster from the perspective of business and management. Hällgren is a professor of management and organization at Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University. He is the founder and leader of the interdisciplinary research profile “Extreme Environments – Everyday Decisions” (www.tripleED.com) as well as co-founder and organizer of the International network “Organising Extreme Contexts.”

Markus Hällgren

A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali

Patrick Dean talks about the first successful ascent of Denali in 1913. Dean is a writer and executive director of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance. He’s the author of A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali: America’s Wildest Peak

Replay: Sovietistan

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Erika Fatland talks about her long journey through the Central Asian republics and the legacy of Soviet influence there. Fatland is the author of many books and essays including Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Erika, Tine Poppe

Erika Fatland

Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

Eric Berger talks about the rise of SpaceX and its eccentric, mercurial founder Elon Musk. Berger is a Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica. He’s the author of Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

Eric Berger ( Yi-Chin Lee / Houston Chronicle )