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Soaring with the NG Octocopter

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This week on “National Geographic Weekend” host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about the voyage of the Plastiki, why your pet may be a dangerous killer, flying high with the National Geographic engineers, celebrating Machu Picchu 100 years after Hiram Bingham’s discovery, understanding nature’s greatest defender, rallying in support of frogs, finding the best lodging in South America and hanging out of helicopters to capture aerial photographs.

This week’s guests include David DeRothschild, Peter Marra, Graham Wilhelm, Heather Pringle, David Braun, Cathe Neukum & Thomas Veltre, Josh Plotkin, Kerry Kriger, and Daisann McLane.

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Meet the Author

Benjamin Shaw
Benjamin Shaw produces the weekly radio program National Geographic Weekend with host Boyd Matson. Hear it on on XM/Sirius satellite radio (XM channel 133 Sundays at noon), subscribe to the iTunes podcast, or get the show streamed to your iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, or Android OS phone with Stitcher Radio.