Justin O’Neill

March 1, 2015: Photographing a Revolution, Collecting Subway Bacteria and More

HOUR 1 – The United States has been mapped, graphed and generally analyzed in every way imaginable. But on deep in Alaska’s interior, the exact height of several peaks in the Brooks Range remain a mystery. Glaciologist Matt Nolan hopes to estimate rates of glacier change in the range, so to establish a baselline measurement,…

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February 22, 2015: Discovering AIDS’ Animal Roots & Discovering Morocco’s Ancient Markets

HOUR 1 – Mattias Klum, a National Geographic photographer who has ventured to some of the world’s most pristine areas is concerned by what he sees. But he tells Boyd that for every challenge, there is an equal amount of opportunity. And his new book, The Human Quest, explores the opportunities that the planet offers…

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February 8, 2015: Photographing “Snottites,” Dodging Humpbacks With Feeding Orcas, and More

HOUR 1 – Orcas, or “killer whales,” are the apex predators of the seas. But on a recent expedition, National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen ended up feeling sorry for the 6 ton sea mammals while they were being used as waiters by a population of humpback whales off the coast of Norway. Nicklen explains that…

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February 1, 2015: Shooting Sharks, Models and The Pros and Cons of Adventure Preparation

HOUR 1 – Some adventurers prepare exhaustively for their expeditions. And others take more of an “off-the-cuff” approach to their adventures. Toby Storie-Pugh explains that “where you sit on the preparation continuum is a matter of personal choice.” And for a motorcycle trip from Nepal to Paris, Storie-Pugh’s decision was to learn how to ride the…

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January 18, 2015: Backyard Photography Tips and Antarctic Volcano Hunting

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. You can listen to a growing archive of our interviews on SoundCloud as well! HOUR 1 – Riding kayaks off waterfalls is like graduating from school….

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December 21, 2014: Reviving the Mammoth, Traveling From Canada to Tibet With 2 Kids and 0 Airplanes

  Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. You can listen to a growing archive of our interviews on SoundCloud as well! HOUR 1 – Some holiday travelers dread the crush of bodies…

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December 14, 2014: Survive The Horrors of WWII With the Hero of “Unbroken,” Chase Water Down the Colorado River and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 – When…

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December 7, 2014: Return “Kidnapped” Animals to the Wild, Save the World’s Big Cats and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they climb El Capitan with young children, stop the kidnapping of Brazil’s wildlife, save lions by saving livestock, lift a 35-ton stone with prehistoric technology, work to save the last 3,000 wild tigers, visit some of the last nomadic tribes, bottle feed a…

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November 23, 2014: Set Speed Records on El Capitan, Prosecute Poaching Kingpins and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 – Two…

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November 16, 2014: Speed Climb 3,000 Foot Walls, Meet the Darwin of NYC’s Rodent World and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 – The…

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November 9, 2014: Rescue Storm Survivors from Everest, Test an Elephant’s Memory and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 – On…

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November 2, 2014: Exploring Underwater Caves, Boxing With Ghana’s World Champs and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 – Some…

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October 26, 2014: Give a Turtle CPR, Climb Yosemite’s Most Iconic Peaks, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 – Gerlinde…

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