Ice Coffee: The History Of Human Activity In Antarctica



The history of human activity in Antarctica


  • 009_Smith

    04/07/2014 Duration: 09min

    Smith - the competent, dutiful sealer who got the job done and got no reward, plaudits or even much of a mention in the history books.  He should have taken the money and ran, but hindsight's not a lot of use without a time machine.

  • I am Sealing

    28/01/2014 Duration: 23min

    An overview of the state of the art in maritime extraction industries at the start of the ice rush.

  • Pop Culture on Ice

    28/01/2014 Duration: 12min

    The chronology gets thrown out early in the piece, as the case of the empty H4n case unravels and some temporal anomalies are narrowly prevented from becoming time travel paradoxes.  Karl, I need the Delorean back last week. The Bellingshausen episode is in the editing suite as I type, and should be available last Sunday.

  • Bellingshausen

    28/01/2014 Duration: 17min

    Hard as nails Russian sea-dog braves the southern ocean in inadequate ships and after a rushed preparation and without biologists and...  You get the picture.  Up against it, Bellingshausen shone when the sun refused to do so, and it's not his fault most people haven't heard of him.

  • Cook

    28/01/2014 Duration: 25min

    One of the most iconic names in maritime history does his empirical bit to show the world where Antarctica isn't.

  • State of Play

    28/01/2014 Duration: 12min

    A brief look at what was going on around the world as the exploration of the Southern Ocean began.

  • Prelude

    28/01/2014 Duration: 14min

    Imagining, seeking, and then shrinking Terra Australis Incognita to manageable proportions.  Philosophers, geographers, clergy and sailors vie for the final word on what and where Antarctica is, and who lives there. Only one more preliminary episode to go and we'll get into some history.

  • Geography

    28/01/2014 Duration: 28min

    A quick study of the setting of the series, covering the geology, climate, glaciology and biology of the Antarctic. Only two more preliminary episodes and we'll get to the history the series is supposed to be about, I promise.

  • Making Coffee

    28/01/2014 Duration: 10min

    There's more to brewing up in Antarctica than just switching the kettle on.  Feel free to brew along to the chorus.

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