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Kite-skiing the Northwest Passage

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Kite skiing expedition, Greenland
Photo from Pittarak Team Blog

Listen to this week’s show (76 minutes)
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This week on “National Geographic Weekend” host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about kite skiing the Northwest Passage, catching the world’s most notorious butterfly smuggler, smartphone apps for your outdoor adventures, “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology,” mummified puppies, saving the world’s pristine reefs, grassroots environmental efforts in Texas, Mongolian travel itineraries, surfing breakers in Bali and taking drugs to travel.

This week’s guests include Sarah & Eric McNair-Landry, Jessica Speart, Steve Casimiro, Fred Hiebert, David Braun, Hilton Kelley, Jalsa Urubshurow, and Rob Machado.

 

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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.