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National Geographic Weekend, hosted by Boyd Matson, is a weekly talk show featuring interviews with some of the most fascinating explorers and scientists on the planet.
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"When Dogs Fly": Dean Potter on Life and BASE Jumping With Whisper May 17, 2015 | 4:43 pm
Dean Potter died today doing what he loved in Yosemite National Park. Here is a rerun of an interview we did with Dean last June: Dogs are loyal, brave and love to go wherever their owners do. Climber, BASE jumper and wingsuit flyer Dean Potter took truis
Swim From Cuba to Florida, Go Camel Shopping in Yemen, Dance with Roadkill, and Race Wild Horses April 13, 2015 | 1:36 pm
This week, we swim from Cuba to Florida, then we dodge danger in Yemen on top of a camel, race on wild horses in North Dakota, and learn the secrets of Australia's roadkill.
Understand Science Deniers, Eat Vietnam, Rescue Mexican Big Cats, Swim in the Coral Triangle, and Search for Atlantis March 30, 2015 | 3:32 pm
This week we understand science deniers, search for Atlantis, eat our way through Vietnam, dive in beautiful coral reefs, and rescue big cats from Mexican circuses.
Hitch-Hike the World, Learn Why We Sleep, Hike 2,600+ Miles in Winter, Scuba Dive in Greenland, and Start (Controlled) Forest Fires March 23, 2015 | 4:40 pm
This week, we hitchhike from Tasmania to London, get a good night's sleep, protect a 300,000 miles of ocean, hike 2,600 miles in winter, and stop forests from burning down.
Shed Tears at the South Pole, Choose the Perfect Beer For All Occasions, Diagnose The World's Most Lethal Zoonotic Disease, And Photograph America By Night March 16, 2015 | 1:19 pm
This week two adventurers shed tears at the South Pole and paddle from Australia to New Zealand; then we learn about eradicating malaria, which is responsible for "one half of human deaths since the Stone Age"; pick the perfect beer for all occasions; and
Run Into a Moose With a Team of Dogs, Eat Moths With Bears, Visit China's Secret Tiger Farms, and Learn Sunrise Color Science March 09, 2015 | 4:30 pm
This week, we have a close encounter with a moose with a team of dogs; eat moths with bears and salmon brains with wolves; visit China's secret tiger farms; learn the science behind the sunrise; examine the promise of "clean coal".
Climb Up & Ski Down Alaskan Peaks, Find the Bacteria of NYC's Subway, Photograph the Egyptian Revolution, Glowing Sharks, Banana Recipes March 01, 2015 | 3:00 am
This week, we find out what is the tallest mountain in Alaska's Brooks Range; swab New York City's subway system to see what bacteria we find; photograph Egypt's revolution and try not to get hurt; discover glow in the dark sharks; and learn about the new
Hang From a Hot Air Balloon to Get the Shot, Walk From Russia to Australia, Learn the Chimps' Lingo, Get the Real Story Behind HIV, and Visit Morocco's Bazaars February 23, 2015 | 2:46 pm
This week, we see the world through the eyes of one of Nat Geo's top photographers and hang from a balloon to get the shot; learn that 3 mph is the perfect speed for humans and find the love of foot power; translate chimpanzee's language and learn what th
Climb North America's Tallest Mountain Alone in January, Photo Lessons From Nat Geo's Finest, The World's Largest Gathering of Snakes, Carnevale in Italy February 18, 2015 | 1:52 pm
This week, we summit North America's tallest mountain alone in January; take photo lessons from one of National Geographic's top photographers; find the world's largest gathering of snakes in an unexpected place; know when to turn around on South Asia's t
Ice Climbing Up Niagara Falls, Scuba Diving With Orcas, Exploring Mexico's "Snot Caves", Diagnosing the Invisible Impacts of War, February 09, 2015 | 7:28 am
This week, we dodge humpbacks and killer whales in a feeding frenzy, climb up a frozen Niagara Falls, explore Mexico's poisonous "snot caves", diagnose the invisible injuries of American war veterans, and visit Iraq and Syria's frigid refugee camps.
Motorcycle From Tibet to Paris, Photograph Sharks and Models, Get Abandoned Near the Summit of Ararat, And More February 02, 2015 | 5:52 pm
This week we adventure without preparation on a motorcycle ride from Katmandu to Paris; learn the perks of a photographer's life from the comforts of Los Angeles to the hardships of Mongolia; get abandoned on the summit of Turkey's tallest mountain with a
Kayaking Off 50 Foot Waterfalls, Photo Tips on Shooting Tiny Insects, Fight Pet Personality Disorders, A Monkey-Wolf Partnership, and The Best of Botswana January 19, 2015 | 3:00 am
This week, we learn whether or not you have to hold your breath while going off a 50-foot waterfall in a kayak, then we talk with a photographer who insists on not visiting exotic locations (and still gets published in Nat Geo Magazine), we learn how to r
Biking To & Falling From Iconic Utah Towers, Raising Turtles in Prison, Digging In Iraq, and Keeping Green New Year Resolutions January 12, 2015 | 2:00 am
This week, we climb sandstone towers in the picturesque southwestern United States with Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright for Sufferfest 2, then we mine data to save human & animal lives, make New Year's resolutions worth keeping, save prisoners by teachi
Jane Goodall Reflects on Conservation and Her Legacy, Garrett Oliver Talks Beer, And Others Talk Ebola, Tigers & the Sounds of Ice Melting January 05, 2015 | 5:54 pm
Before we jump into 2015, we wanted to celebrate the year that was 2014 by revisiting some of our favorite moments including Boyd's sit-down with Jane Goodall on her 80th birthday, a lesson on beer do's and beer don'ts, we meet the scientist who "discover
Sea World's Sad Orcas, World Champ Lumberjack, Save Man-Eating Crocs, and Meet a Seal that Served in the Navy December 29, 2014 | 2:00 am
Join us for a best-of some of our previous segments: searching for man-eating crocs in Africa, meet Sea World's sad orcas, learn to throw an axe with a world champ lumberjack, meet a seal that served in the Navy, and a how-to guide to building your own ca
Life in a Himalayan Buddhist Monastery, Life Above 8,000 Meters at 50, and Building a Mammoth using DNA and an Asian Elephant December 22, 2014 | 9:31 am
This week, we bring our family to a Buddhist monastery in India in search for enlightenment, then we reflect on the limitations of life at 50 above 8,000 meters, build a mammoth with the help of DNA and an Asian elephant and learn back country skiing safe
Talk Heroism, Torture, and Salvation with the Hero of "Unbroken", Turn Down A Summit to Survive, Chase Water Down the Colorado River and More December 15, 2014 | 3:43 pm
This week, we turn around near the summit of a mountain in Myanmar in the name of survival, then we learn the secrets of delicious Southern cookin', chase water down the Colorado River into the dry delta, chat with the hero of "Unbroken," and visit the le
Climb El Capitan with Your Adolescent Child, Stop Wildlife Smuggling in Brazil, Learn the Secrets of Stonehenge, Protect the Last Tigers, and Bottle Feed Cheetahs December 08, 2014 | 6:12 am
This week, we lead an ascent of el Capitan in Yosemite with a 13-year old, a blind climber and a paraplegic climber;  we fight to stop the stealing of 38 million animals each year from Brazil's forests; we learn the secrets of Stonehenge and ponder h
Fly Off Cliffs, Cross the Largest Glaciers, Eat Stinky Cheese, Paddle the Longest River on Every Continent, and Scuba Dive in Iceland December 03, 2014 | 2:50 pm
This week, we fly under human power in the name of "living beautifully"; cross the world's 20 biggest glaciers; learn to appreciate stinky cheese; paddle the longest river on every continent; and scuba dive deep inside Iceland's fissures.
Ride a Horse from Canada to Brazil, Pick the Perfect Holiday Wine, Come Back From the Dead, Protect Gorillas, & Cycle Throught the Winter November 24, 2014 | 3:28 pm
This week on Nat Geo Weekend Radio, we take the adventure of a lifetime, riding a trio of horses from Canada to Brazil; we learn to pick the perfect wine for all occasions; peer behind the divide that separates the living from the dead, scientifically; pr


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