Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Replay: An American in Soviet Antarctica, Part II


Stamp commemorating the Soviet Union’s Antarctic bases

Stewart Gillmor — the sole American at Mirny Station in 1961 and 1962– continues his discussion of life at the Soviet base: how communism plays out 10,000 miles from Moscow, the problems with planes in Antarctica, and what to do when the diesel generator dies at the coldest place in the world.


Mirny Station

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