Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

The History of Arctic Fever


Radio host Kevin Fox interviews me about the history of American Arctic exploration, the subject of my first book, The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture. The disappearance of the Franklin Expedition in 1845 turned the Arctic into an object of fascination.


Kevin Fox

By the end of the century, it had become an ‘Arctic Fever.’ Fox is the host of the radio program Geographical Imaginations for RadioFabrik in Salzburg, which is also available on iTunes as a podcast.


U.S. Grinnell Expedition, 1854

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