Time to Eat the Dogs

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Archive for Expeditions

Replay: How Isolated Tribes Fight Back


Scott Wallace (center) talking with Sydney Possuelo (left)

Scott Wallace talks about his recent trip to Brazil reporting on the Guajajara people’s efforts to protect uncontacted tribes from loggers, miners, and poachers. Wallace is a journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. His article ‘The Last Tribes of the Amazon’ was the cover story of National Geographic in October 2018.



Replay: Into the Extreme


Valerie Olson talks about why the idea of outer space as a “frontier” is giving way to one that frames it as a cosmic ecosystem. Olson is an associate professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Into the Extreme: U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics Beyond Earth.


Valerie Olson

Escape from Nazi-Occupied Europe, Part II


Deportation of Jews from the Gurs internment camp in southern France, 1942 (Mémorial National de Gurs).

Ruth Gruenthal continues her story of her family’s escape from France in 1940. She also discusses the challenges of living in the United States after the war.


Ruth Gruenthal

Replay: The Identity of the Traveler


Joyce Ashuntantang with novelist Chinua Achebe

Joyce Ashuntantang talks about her experiences as a traveler and a poet, from her childhood Cameroon to her years studying in Great Britain and the United States. Ashuntantang is a professor of English at Hillyer College, University of Hartford. She is the author of many scholarly and creative texts, including Beautiful Fire, published this year with Spears Media Press.


Joyce Ashuntantang

Escape from Nazi-Occupied Europe, Part I


Refugees leaving Paris after the German invasion, June 1940 (credit: FPG/Hulton Archive via Getty Images).

Ruth Gruenthal talks about her life in Germany as the Nazi Party came to power in the 1930s. Gruenthal and her family – along with thousands of Jewish refugees — raced to escape France when the Germans invaded in the summer of 1940. Gruenthal is a practicing psychotherapist in New York City. She’s also the daughter of the publisher Kurt Enoch who co-founded the New American Library in the United States after World War II.


Ruth Gruenthal

Replay: The Archaeology of Exploration

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Walter Wellman’s airship hanger in Virgo Harbor, Svalbard (1909)

Anthropologist P. J. Capelotti discusses the role of exploration archaeology in understanding the Pacific voyage of Kon-Tiki, the Arctic airship expeditions of Walter Wellman, and the fate of Orca II, a fishing boat used in the film Jaws. Capelotti is a professor of anthropology at Penn State Abington. He is the author of Adventures in Archaeology: The Wreck of the Orca II and other Explorations published by the University Press of Florida.


P. J. Capelotti

Human Exploration of the Deep Sea


DSV Alvin

Bruce Strickrott talks about the value of human exploration of the deep sea. Strickrott is the Program Manager and Senior Pilot of the United States’ deepest diving science submersible, the DSV Alvin which is owned by the US Navy and operated out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has participated in over 60 science expeditions worldwide and piloted over 365 dives in Alvin, spending over 2000 hours underwater.


Bruce Strickrott