Saturday 9th November 2013, starting at 5.00pm
Matthew McArthur is a scientist and diver. He’s also an accomplished musician and has now merged all of these with his obsession on all thing Antarctic in a podcast called Ice Coffee: A history of Antarctica.
“My fascination with Antarctica goes back to when I could first understand that a continent locked in a local ice age lay to our south, and my career in marine science was, in part, chosen because it held greater likelihood of getting work on the ice than most other activities. This decision paid off in many ways, with the outcome most directly related to Ice Coffee being that I got to spend two summer seasons working as a diver at Scott Base, New Zealand’s permanent presence in the Ross Dependency.”
The podcast is recorded as if in a hut on the shores of Ross Island, so expect a little theatre with your history. To whet your appetite download on the previous podcasts here.
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