national geographic http://wamc.org en Sue Aikens From National Geographic Channel's "Life Below Zero" http://wamc.org/post/sue-aikens-national-geographic-channels-life-below-zero <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Geographic Channel’s documentary series, <a href="http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/life-below-zero/"><em>Life Below Zero</em></a>, follows 7 people as they struggle to survive the treacherous and remote lives they’ve made for themselves near or above the arctic circle in the Alaskan bush.</p><p>Some of them are lone wolves; others have their families beside them. They fish, forage, and freeze in a wild-world that doesn’t care if they get through the winter or not. &nbsp;The premiere of Season 2 of&nbsp;<em>Life Below Zero</em> will air this Thursday, April 17th&nbsp;at 9pm.&nbsp;</p><p>Sue Aikens lives by herself at <a href="http://www.kavikrivercamp.com/">Kavik River Camp</a>,&nbsp;a place so remote the address is given in latitude and longitude, located a few miles from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The ground is frozen year round so there is no way to dig a well yet - Sue has internet and telephone service - even if it does often drop in extreme weather.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88265 at http://wamc.org Sue Aikens From National Geographic Channel's "Life Below Zero" "Duck Quacks Don't Echo" On National Geographic Channel http://wamc.org/post/duck-quacks-dont-echo-national-geographic-channel <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Ian Black is a comedian by trade, having starred in the sketch comedy series “The State,” “Stella,” “Michael &amp; Michael Have Issues” and more.</span></p><p>But he is also a man of science.</p><p>He is set to co-host “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo,” a <a href="http://www.channel.nationalgeographic.com/">National Geographic</a> reality series that puts over-the-top theories to the test through in-studio and pre-produced experiments.</p><p>Black will co-star alongside fellow comedians Tom Papa and Seth Herzog, who will conduct a variety of zany experiments in order to answer these questions: What happens if you give someone a nonalcoholic drink but tell them it contains alcohol — will they act drunk? Can four ceramic coffee mugs support the entire weight of a pick-up truck? Can pigeons can actually remember human faces?</p><p>The show premieres tonight at 10PM on National Geographic.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81753 at http://wamc.org "Duck Quacks Don't Echo" On National Geographic Channel National Geographic's "The Science of Everything" http://wamc.org/post/national-geographics-science-everything <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From refrigerators to roller-coasters, from neon signs to digital music - everywhere you turn the things around you help explain the fundamentals of science. </span><a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">National Geographic</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Science of Everything</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reveals the science behind <em>virtually</em> everything.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.davidpogue.com">David Pogue</a>&nbsp;is the former <em>New York Times</em> tech columnist (he's now with <em>Yahoo)</em>&nbsp;has written the foreword to the book and we&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">welcome him to the show.</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:41:27 +0000 Joe Donahue 77002 at http://wamc.org National Geographic's "The Science of Everything" Andrew McCarthy http://wamc.org/post/andrew-mccarthy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Though most renowned for his roles in seminal 80s films like <em>Pretty in Pink</em>&nbsp;and <em>St. Elmo’s Fire</em>, Andrew McCarthy has gone on to become a director, a revered travel journalist and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451667485/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451667485&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1451667485" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, McCarthy recounts his journey towards self-awareness and his fears of commitment.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48696 at http://wamc.org Andrew McCarthy