Shipwrecked in the Arctic: a 16th-Century Survival Story

History Extra | 1 March 2021 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrea Pitzer about her book Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World. Recounts the Arctic ordeal of Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew. In 1597, they set sail in a bid to find a North-East passage to China, but spent nine months fighting off ravenous polar bears, extreme cold and a seemingly endless winter after becoming stranded in the ice.

The Freemans – How To Have Better Arguments With Your Partner

Modern Wisdom | 20 February 2021 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman about their book The Argument Hangover: Empowering Couples to Fight Smarter and Overcome Communication Pitfalls. Argues that success in relationships is a function of dealing with disagreements. Explains what an argument hangover is, how to make a disagreement better before it’s even begun, how to turn conflict into a good thing, why emotional triggers are a danger, and more.

Lamorna Ash on Dark, Salt, Clear

EconTalk | 8 February 2021 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lamorna Ash about her book Dark, Salt, Clear. Ash leaves London and moves to the small fishing village of Newlyn, near where her mother grew up on the Cornish coast. In Newlyn, everything revolves around fishing. Ash gets herself a bunk on a trawler and quickly learns how to gut fish with sharp knives on a rocking boat in the middle of the night. And so much more.

Life in a Cornish Fishing Village

Constant Wonder | 1 December 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later
Interview with Lamorna Ash about her book Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town. Backgrounds her time in a remote fishing town in Cornwall researching how fishing shapes a community. Shares vivid stories from her time on a trawler with four seasoned fishermen, encountering seasickness, all kinds of fish guts, and the constant tension between land and sea.

Chris Sommers – Adventures at Sea

Infinite Loops | 18 June 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Sommers, the CEO at Unhedged. Mainly a rollicking tale about learning to sail whilst travelling the world – with a smattering of finance thrown in.

Peter Warner: ‘Lord of The Flies’ rescuer

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 16 May 2020 | 0h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Warner about a real-life ‘Lord of the Flies’ scenario: six Tongan boys marooned on a desert island and rescued 15 months later. In 1966 Peter Warner was the captain of a fishing boat that sailed past the island, called ‘Ata, and found the teenagers there. Students at a Catholic boarding school in Nuku’alofa, the boys had stolen a boat, and set sail for Fiji, only to be put off course by a storm, eventually washing ashore at ‘Ata. Peter Warner describes his role in the story and the enduring friendships that came of it.

Peter Warner died in 2021. NY Times obituary.

Mosque shooting widower Farid Ahmed shares “Husna’s story”

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 28 February 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later
Interview with Farid Ahmed about his book Husna’s Story, which celebrates his wife who was murdered in the Christchurch terror attacks. A deeply moving story of love, humanity and forgiveness.

Alfred Russel Wallace and the Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago

The Insight | 25 April 2020 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Spencer Wells tells the story of Alfred Russel Wallace’s life: his specimen collecting in South America and Indonesia, the development of his insights into natural selection, and his relationship with Charles Darwin.