Time to Eat the Dogs

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Archive for Expeditions

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


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 )

Replay: How to Be an African Travel Writer in Africa


Emmanuel Iduma talks about his experiences traveling through Africa and his quest to find a new language of travel. Iduma is a writer and lecturer at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His stories and essays have been published in Best American Travel Writing 2020 and the New York Review of Books. He is the author of the essay “How to be a Travel Writer in Africa?” and the memoir A Stranger’s Pose, which was a finalist for the Ondaatje Prize in 2019.


Emmanuel Iduma

Portuguese Exploration After the Age of Discovery

Catarina Madruga talks about Portuguese exploration in the nineteenth century as European powers made plans to conquer Africa and colonize its peoples. Madruga is a post-doctoral researcher at the Natural History Museum of Berlin. She’s the author of “Expert at a Distance: Barbosa du Bocage and the Production of Scientific Knowledge on Africa,”  Journal for the History of Science and Technology, 11, 57-74.