Joined: Jun 21, 2017
Kat Long is Mental Floss's science editor and host of the Mental Floss/iHeartRadio podcast THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and the Washington Post.
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The Quest for the North Pole, Episode 2: Go North, Young Man
In this episode, we’ll dive into the first real attempts to conquer the North Pole, by land or by sea. And we’ll analyze what went so extremely wrong.
The Quest for the North Pole, Episode 1: Why Go to the North Pole?
In the premiere episode of our podcast 'The Quest for the North Pole,' we learn what made explorers go north in the first place.
The Quest for the North Pole Bonus Episode 3: Family Reunions
While on their quest for the North Pole, Robert Peary and Matthew Henson had sons with Inughuit women. In the 1980s, an ambitious Harvard neuroscientist brought them to America.
The Quest for the North Pole Bonus Episode 2: Minik and the Meteorites
Before Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole, he led several expeditions to northern Greenland. He brought back three legendary meteorites from the Arctic—and a young boy named Minik.
The Quest for the North Pole Bonus Episode: The Arctic’s Biggest Mystery
The demise of the Franklin Expedition remains the most compelling puzzle in Arctic exploration. What catastrophe had befallen Britain’s best-prepared polar expedition? And what tantalizing clues are still being uncovered?