Extremities

Extremities

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Why and how people live in earth’s most isolated and extreme settlements. Season 2 starts in late September 2019. A Wendover Productions podcast: http://WendoverProductions.com


St Helena’s Decisive Decade
Jan 1 • 23 min
On January 1st, 2020, St Helena enters what will potentially be the most important and consequential decade in its history. Extremities is made possible by Curiosity Stream. Sign up for a Curiosity Stream subscription at http://CuriosityStream.com/ext and…
Cruise Ship Day
Dec 26, 2019 • 27 min
Suddenly, 800 tourists arrive on the tiny island of St Helena. Extremities is made possible by Curiosity Stream. Sign up for a Curiosity Stream subscription at http://CuriosityStream.com/ext and get a free subscription to Nebula—the streaming video site…
An Island and its Airport
Dec 18, 2019 • 28 min
After 500 years alone, St Helena gets a little closer to the world. Extremities is made possible by Curiosity Stream. Sign up for a Curiosity Stream subscription at http://CuriosityStream.com/ext and get a free subscription to Nebula—the streaming video…
Dinner with the Economists
Dec 11, 2019 • 28 min
When you go to a tiny, isolated island in the middle of the South Atlantic and get invited to dinner by the island’s top two economists, you say yes. Extremities is made possible by Curiosity Stream. Sign up for a Curiosity Stream subscription at…
Slavery, Mutiny, Goats, and a Frenchman
Dec 4, 2019 • 33 min
200 years of St Helena’s history in a tidy 30 minutes. This episode is made possible by Curiosity Stream. Sign up for a yearly Curiosity Stream subscription at http://CuriosityStream.com/ext and get a free subscription to Nebula—the streaming video site…
Arrival on St Helena
Nov 27, 2019 • 30 min
Extremities is back for season 3—this time, in the middle of the South Atlantic. This episode is made possible by Curiosity Stream. Sign up for a yearly Curiosity Stream subscription at http://CuriosityStream.com/ext and get a free subscription to…
Svalbard’s Act Three
Oct 30, 2019 • 22 min
Svalbard is in its prime, but that could soon end. This episode was supported by: Dashlane: Stay safe online by using Dashlane’s package of security tools. Try Dashlane premium for free for 30-days by signing up at http://Dashlane.com/extremities and the…
The Economy of the World’s Northernmost town
Oct 24, 2019 • 26 min
The high arctic is not normally home to thriving economies but somehow, Longyearbyen’s is. The episode was made possible by: Audible: Start listening with a 30-day free trial where you get 1 audiobook and 2 Audible originals absolutely free by signing up…
Pyramiden: The High-Arctic Soviet Ghost Town
Oct 16, 2019 • 25 min
20 years ago, what was previously the Soviet Union’s model town in the high arctic closed for good. Today, though, it’s slowly being revitalized. This episode was supported by: Dashlane: Stay safe online by using Dashlane’s package of security tools. Try…
The Russian Town in Norwegian Svalbard
Oct 9, 2019 • 26 min
Barentsburg—a Russian town nestled within a Norwegian archipelago. This episode was made possible by: Audible: Start listening with a 30-day free trial where you get 1 audiobook and 2 Audible originals absolutely for free by signing up at…
The Most Strangely Normal Town
Oct 2, 2019 • 34 min
Longyearbyen—the story of a town that shouldn’t be this normal. This episode was supported by: Ting: Lower your phone bill by only paying for what you use. Get $25 in credit by signing up at http://ext.ting.com Dashlane: Stay safe online by using…
Arrival on Svalbard
Sep 25, 2019 • 31 min
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Howland Island - Extremities Special
Sep 5, 2019 • 32 min
The story of America’s most unlikely town. This episode was supported by: http://Audible.com/ext or text “ext” to 500 500 - Start listening with Audible with a 30-day free trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible originals are free
Pitcairn’s End
Jul 17, 2019 • 23 min
Pitcairn’s story might soon be over. This episode was supported by: http://Hover.com/ext (coupon code: ext) - Buy your domain before it’s gone for 10% off http://WatchNebula.com/ext - Watch thoughtful videos for free for a week
Justice on Pitcairn
Jul 10, 2019 • 25 min
Content warning: This episode contains discussions of sexual assault. Pitcairn’s darkest secret emerges. This episode was supported by: http://audible.com/ext - For a limited time, if you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can start an Audible…
How Pitcairn Works
Jul 3, 2019 • 28 min
From the school, to the internet, to the economy, to the language, this episode explains all about how Pitcairn works. This episode was supported by: http://Hover.com/ext - Buy your first domain in minutes before its gone for 10% off…
Pitcairn’s Tiny Tourism Economy
Jun 26, 2019 • 27 min
How Pitcairn’s largest industry works. This episode was supported by: http://WatchNebula.com/ext - Watch your favorite thoughtful creators on this new streaming platform featuring originals by Real Life Lore, Second Thought, Polyphonic, Isaac Arthur, and…
Pitcairn’s Beginning, Boat, and Bureaucracy
Jun 19, 2019 • 26 min
The HMS Bounty arrives and creates a new society. We explain Pitcairn’s supply ship, its connection to New Zealand, its political status, the outsiders on Pitcairn, and much more. This episode was supported by: http://Hover.com/ext (use the code “ext” at…
Arrival on Pitcairn
Jun 12, 2019 • 24 min
Welcome to Pitcairn Island. This episode was supported by: http://WatchNebula.com/ext - Watch your favorite thoughtful creators on this new streaming platform featuring originals by Real Life Lore, Second Thought, Polyphonic, Isaac Arthur, and more…