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The Jackson Hole Connection
Episode 191 – Leading Legendary Explorations with Jim Williams

The Jackson Hole Connection

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 61:02


Jim Williams is an explorer, ski instructor, Exum Guide, business owner, and a record-setting climber. Jim is the founder of Exploradus, a travel exploration company, delivering rich experiences in extraordinary destinations.   In this episode, Jim shares what it was like growing up in California in the 60s. He talks about how his love of climbing led him to start teaching and guiding by the age of 13. Stephan and Jim discuss how his mother made a big impact on the trajectory of his life. Jim then dives into some of his incredible adventures, including skiing 900 miles in 50 days to the South Pole, guiding climbers up the Seven Summits of the world in less than one year, and successfully following Ernest Shackelton's 1915 route through the Antarctic's South Georgia Islands. Stephan and Jim also talk about his efforts to help clean up all the waste left behind on Mount Everest. Find out more about Exploradus and Jim athttps://exploradus.com/ ( Exploradus.com) This week's episode is sponsored in part by Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling, announcing the new commercial Curb to Compost Program for restaurants and other commercial food waste generators. More athttps://tetoncountywy.gov/1459/Compost ( TetonCountyWY.gov) or athttps://www.instagram.com/roadtozerowaste.jh ( @RoadToZeroWaste.JH on Instagram) Support also comes from The Jackson Hole Wine Club. Curating quality wine selections delivered to you each month. Enjoy delicious wines at amazing prices. More athttp://jacksonholewineclub.com/ ( JacksonHoleWineClub.com) Want to be a guest on The Jackson Hole Connection? Email us at connect@thejacksonholeconnection.com. Marketing and editing support byhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmoeri ( Michael Moeri) (http://michaelmoeri.com/ (michaelmoeri.com),https://www.instagram.com/thatsamoeri/ (@thatsamoeri)).

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Applications open for an expedition to the South Pole

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 9:13


If you're keen on pulling a sled and ski-ing for 900 kilometres, there's an opening! The New Zealand Antarctic Trust is looking for intrepid explorers to join a special expedition to mark 150 years since the birth of  Roald Amundsen.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
25 May 2022 | Modified Nissan Ariya To Drive From North To South Pole

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 15:53


Show #1478 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It's Wednesday 25th May, and in case you missed it, Martyn is off on his holidays. I'm Blake Boland, and I've gone through every EV story today so that you don't have to! First up, let's look at our headline story for the day. Modified Nissan Ariya To Drive From North To South Pole In 2023 - British adventurer and Guinness World Record holder Chris Ramsey will become the first person in automotive history to drive Pole to Pole in an all electric vehicle in a bid to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the role that electric cars can play in reducing our carbon footprint. - This will be the first time that any vehicle has driven from the Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole, and Ramsey believes it is the ideal way to highlight just what electric vehicles are capable of – even in the most extreme climates. - After nearly four years of planning, the Pole to Pole Expedition is scheduled to start in March 2023, covering 17,000 miles across 14 countries as the team make their way from the Magnetic North to the finish line at the South Pole. - In preparation for the brutal Arctic and Antarctic conditions, Ramsey's expedition Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will be modified and equipped by Arctic Trucks, a renowned specialist in polar vehicles. They will also provide logistical support and expertise to help plan a safe and accessible route through the most remote and hostile environments on Earth. Original Source : The Expedition – Pole to Pole EV 2022 report rates the US on EV readiness - The transportation sector accounts for approximately 30% of carbon dioxide emissions in the US alone. As the United States and the rest of the world for that matter, continue to lean into the paradigm shift of BEV transportation, more and more countries, states, and their consumers must prepare. A new 2022 report from LeasePlan USA has measured a number of data factors and scored an EV readiness index for all of the US. - The index was based upon five factors: Favorable state legislation and incentives Percentage of EVs on the road Charger to vehicle ratio Charger availability Climate suitability for EVs  Original Source : 2022 report rates the US on EV readiness: How prepared is your state? - Electrek Polestar invests in extreme fast charging battery company StoreDot -Polestar makes first financial investment in another company; becomes shareholder in Israel-based extreme fast charging pioneer StoreDot - StoreDot is pioneering the development of silicon-dominant extreme fast charging batteries for electric vehicles. The Israel-based company aims to produce batteries for EVs capable of charging up to 160 km of range in just five minutes, by 2024. - As part of the strategic deal, Polestar is collaborating with StoreDot to explore adapting and applying their technology to proof-of-concept Polestar cars. Test cases already being  explored include customising StoreDot's cell technology for Polestar cars, to enable faster charging and improved circularity. - The new funding comes as part of StoreDot's Series D investment round. Polestar is joining an impressive list of the company's global investors and partners, including Daimler, BP, VinFast, Volvo, Ola Electric, Samsung, TDK and EVE Energy. Original Source : Polestar invests in extreme fast charging battery company StoreDot (electriccarsreport.com) Vancouver Requires Gas Stations & Parking Lots Without EV Chargers To Pay $10,000 Per Year - The Vancouver city council has approved a new $10,000 annual fee for gas stations and commercial parking lots that don't install EV chargers by January 2025. - In order to comply with the new rule, gas stations will have to install at least one DC fast charger with a minimum charging speed of 50kW. Parking lots will need to install four Level 2 chargers in order to meet the guidelines. Lots with fewer than 60 parking spaces will be exempt from the new fees. - In a report to the city council, the city staff said, “There would be an incentive to invest in EV charging to avoid the higher annual license fees.” That report estimated it would take gas station and parking lot owners about 8 years to recoup their investment in EV charging equipment. Business owners cited lack of space, lack of available electricity supply, and limited demand for EV chargers as concerns. - According to a city staff report supporting the initiative, it will cost about $135,000 for a gas station to install a DC fast charger. The report also estimates it will cost an average of $100,000 to install four Level 2 EV chargers. Once they are in compliance, the normal yearly business license fee will remain at $163 for parking lots and $263 for gas stations. Original Source : Vancouver Requires Gas Stations & Parking Lots Without EV Chargers To Pay $10,000 Per Year - CleanTechnica VW CEO Follows GM's Lead, Reiterating Goal To Overtake Tesla By 2025 - CNBC asked Diess why Tesla is so highly valued. More specifically, why are investors so willing to pay a massive premium for Tesla over other automakers. Diess explained that markets are "always about the future.” He added: “Tesla currently is in the lead when it comes to EVs, probably also it is the most digital car company already and they have some advantages. We are still aiming at keeping up and probably overtaking by 2025 when it comes to sales.” Original Source : VW CEO Follows GM's Lead, Reiterating Goal To Overtake Tesla By 2025 (insideevs.com)  Tesla Research Partner Publishes Details About 100-Year Battery - If you follow Tesla, you're probably aware of Jeff Dahn and his team of researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dahn is the man responsible for the talk about a "million-mile" EV battery, which sounds fascinating, though perhaps not that out of reach. However, more recently, the team with ties to Tesla published a new paper about an energy-dense EV battery that could last 100 years. - Abstract or paper: ‘'NMC cells, particularly those balanced and charged to 3.8 V, show better coulombic efficiency, less capacity fade and higher energy density compared to LFP cells and are projected to yield lifetimes approaching a century at 25 °C.'' Original Source : Tesla Research Partner Publishes Details About 100-Year Battery (insideevs.com) Swiss E-Bike Startup OPIUM To Launch Two Long-Range E-Bikes Soon - Swiss e-bike startup OPIUM is capitalizing on these technological advancements, and is set to release two new long-range electric bicycles this summer. Dubbed the 6.0 and 4.0, both e-bikes will have an impressive range of 340 kilometers, or around 211 miles. - The e-bikes are expected to be open for pre-order this summer, with deliveries expected to commence come 2023. As for battery tech, both the 6.0 and 4.0 will come with a 1,670 Wh battery. The buyer will have the option to purchase a 470 Wh extender, which will be necessary in order to achieve the claimed 211-mile range. As for power, it's stronger than most off-the-shelf e-bikes, too, with an 850W brushless electric motor as standard.  - To help riders keep tabs of their journeys, the OPIUM's e-bikes will come equipped with a digital display that shows trip data, route information, and other pertinent info such as battery charge. Original Source : Swiss E-Bike Startup OPIUM To Launch Two Long-Range E-Bikes Soon (insideevs.com) Stellantis and Samsung SDI to Invest Over $2.5 Billion in Joint Venture for EV Battery Production Plant in United States - Joint venture to build electric-vehicle battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. to support Stellantis' North America electrification ambitions outlined in Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. - Targeted to start in 2025, the plant aims to have an initial annual production capacity of 23 gigawatt-hours (GWh), with an aim to increase to 33 GWh in the next few years. The total capacity would increase further as demand for Stellantis electric vehicles is expected to rise. - At the Indiana factory, Samsung SDI will be apply its cutting-edge technology PRiMX to produce EV battery cells and modules for the North America market. Last year, Samsung launched its premium battery technology brand PRiMX as an industry first and unveiled the brand at CES 2022 in January. Original Source : Stellantis and Samsung SDI to Invest Over $2.5 Billion in Joint Venture for EV Battery Production Plant in United States (electriccarsreport.com) Audi launches pre-sales of the Q4 e-tron in China - The electric SUV, based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB platform, will be offered in China at prices between 300,000 and 380,000 yuan (the equivalent of around 42,000 to 53,000 euros). Audi is also offering a special model limited to 520 for the market launch. - The Ingolstadt company will only offer the Q4 in China in the Q4 40 e-tron and Q4 50 e-tron quattro variants. The 40 e-tron is powered by an electric motor in the rear with an output of 150 kW. The 50 e-tron quattro is a four-wheel drive with a maximum output of 220 kW. The top speed is also 160 km/h, just like in this country. - However, there is a difference with the battery. In Europe, the chemical storage unit has a usable energy content of 76.6 kWh. For the Chinese market, on the other hand, it has a capacity of 79.7 kWh, which, according to Chinese standards, should allow a range of up to 605 kilometres. The battery cells with the NCM 811 chemistry come from CATL. There are also differences in the charging time from 5 to 80 per cent: the Q4 40 e-tron takes 29 minutes and the Q4 50 e-tron quattro 36 minutes for the European versions. In China, however, both variants need a full 41 minutes for the charging process. Original Source: Audi launches pre-sales of the Q4 e-tron in China - electrive.com QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What's your dream driveway?  But there are some rules: 2 or 3 vehicles, budget is $150,000 USD or equivalent wherever you are.  Email your answers to Martyn: hello@evnewsdaily.com For the week that's in it…catch me on Twitter @evlifeireland It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. 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Strangeology Podcast
Adventures in the Hollow Earth

Strangeology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 75:24


Hollow Earth Diagram 1Hollow Earth Diagram 2Hollow Earth Diagram 3Different IdeasAliens in the Hollow EarthBe sure to check out our website, strangeology.com and be sure to sign up to our newsletter!Also give us a follow for daily updates and goofy memes over at Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok!If you love cryptid & alien merch like t-shirts, hoodies, stickers and mugs, check out our gift shop which helps me out a lot to help keep Strangeology running!Strangeology is accepting listener submissions for future listener story episodes. If you've encountered a cryptid, witnessed a UFO, experienced something paranormal or unexplained you can DM me on Instagram/Facebook or shoot me an e-mail at strangeologist@gmail.com or call the Strangeology Voicemail at 802.448.0612Want to send me something?Please send any regular mail/letters to: Strangeology PO Box 681 Barre, VT 05641Send parcels to this address: Strangeology 3 South Main Street #681 Barre, VT 05641-0681Intro/Outro music composed by StrangeologyTransition TracksThe APX - Electrik FunkHurricaneTurtle - First Mile 

Soundside
This black hole has been a 'monster lurking' for decades. New photos expose it

Soundside

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 16:19


While we were all going about our puny mortal existences on this tiny rock, an array of telescopes stretching from Hawaii to Western Europe to the South Pole captured the first-ever image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. It's called “Sagittarius A Star” – and it was first discovered back in February 1974.

EXOPOLITICS TODAY with Dr. Michael Salla
A Year working on the South Pole Ice Cube Neutrino Detector - the Secret Space Program connection

EXOPOLITICS TODAY with Dr. Michael Salla

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 79:05


Beginning in October 2010, Eric Hecker spent a year working at the South Pole's Amundsen Scott Station for the Raytheon Polar Services Company where he performed maintenance on scientific equipment including the massive Ice Cube Neutrino Detector. He learned that Ice Cube did far more than passively record neutrinos passing through the Earth, but acted as a giant transmitter. Its size and power suggested it could be used for Deep Space quantum communications with spacecraft traveling throughout our solar system and beyond. More ominously, its vast transmission power made it also the world's largest Directed Energy Weapon, far eclipsing the infamous HAARP facility in Alaska. Eric described how Ice Cube could be used for weather modification, mind control, and played a role in two Earthquakes that struck Christchurch New Zealand in September 2010 and February 2011. Eric also describes his experiences as a gifted child and brief service with the US Navy that led him to concluding he was part of a secret space program, and that the Raytheon corporation played a key role in his covert service. Since Raytheon was his employer during the year he worked at the South Pole, he suspects his work there was a cover for his continued service in a secret space program operating out of Antarctica, all memories of which have been wiped. Eric described his efforts to recall more of his secret space program service and how it relates to the year he spent working in Antarctica. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exopolitics/support

If Then Podcast
If You Want to Succeed, Then Slow Down

If Then Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 17:00


My whole life, I've struggled with sprinting through and, inevitably, killing my newly found passions, instead of slowing down and embracing the long, slow journey of learning. This episode tells, in story, how the fast, obsessed method of passion-based learning will fry your brain's computer every time. Maybe there's a better strategy to long-term success. This is Part 2 to Episode 1 of the If Then Podcast. Listen to Episode 1 first: https://youtu.be/ryv8BHh_MIc GIVEAWAY DETAILS: If you want to share the podcast, I've been giving away 2 free 1 month Audible gift cards every week this May. This isn't sponsored by Audible, but because I know most everyone has done their free trial already, I wanted a way for you to get another free audiobook. This is a gift card that will still work even if you already have an account! You'll get a free credit for an audiobook of your choice + 1 month access to their Plus catalog which includes thousands of audiobooks with no credits needed. All you have to do to enter to win is take a screenshot of this podcast and share it on your Instagram while tagging the account @ifthenpodcast in the post or story. And, also, be sure to follow @ifthenpodcast on Instagram to find out if you're the winner each week. If we get 100 shares by the end of the month, each of you will be entered to win a pair of AirPods.  WEBSITE: https://www.ifthenpodcast.com CREDITS: Jordan Taylor as the traveler. Matt D'Avella's YouTube video about the journey to the South Pole: https://youtu.be/xY0tJAkukWc?t=375 Transcript: Just a heads up, this is kind of a part 2 to episode 1, so listen to that first if you haven't already. Link in the show notes. My name is Jordan Taylor, and welcome to the If Then Podcast. Our brains our a conglomerate of if/then statements, like in computer code, and oftentimes new lines of code are hard to write in our mind when we're trying new things, for example if I want to play piano, then I need to read music. Sitting down and coding that particular if then statement could take years of dedication, but when we do sit down and create new then statements for a complicated if, it feels freaking amazing. This podcast is your weekly motivation, and mine, to get uncomfortable and write some neurological code. “It's not about having the right opportunities. It's about handling the opportunities right.” — Mark Hunter After episode 1 of If Then, we all started to walk. We all embarked on our own personal journeys to find the ocean, with no understanding of where it was or which way to go, but realizing the importance of just choosing a direction, without having any frame of reference, and just moving. Logically, in so doing, we'll ALWAYS eventually hit the ocean, no matter which way we turn. Maybe initially we were a mile from the beach without knowing, and started walking in the opposite direction, all the way through the middle east and asia, only hitting the East China Sea years later. But who cares, I argued in episode 1? At least we got there. We'll always get there if we just start walking. Well, what I realized this week on my journey, is that that's not the full story. There's more to this dangerous adventure than I led on. See on my own personal route to the ocean, I realized that I had a serious, serious problem—a problem that left me withered, injured, cracked… and I was worried it might get even worse. ——— “Alright, do I have everything. Water, backpack, Phone. Check, check, check.” *Phone beeps signifying video recording* “Alright, Day 1 of my journey to the ocean. I'm not sure which way to go, but that's not the point. I'm just gonna start walking, and I'll have to find it. That's the beauty. So I'll pick this way. Here we go.” *Phone beeps again. Recording stops. Phone keyboard typing* “Post…toooo Instagram. And the journey beeegins.” ——— The day I started was a beautiful day, conditions pristine. A mindset recharged. After all, I listened to the first episode of If Then, and I mean it was pretty good. I even gave it a 5 star review AND shared about it on Instagram to maybe win those AirPods at the end of May. I heard listeners already won free audiobooks. That would be cool too. That first day, I walked 35 miles. I wanted to get to the ocean as fast as possible, so I pushed as hard as possible. And I was amazed with how much a new mindset could push me to do something so noteworthy. Something I'd never in my wildest dreams imagine I could do. Well over a marathon in one day. This new mindset I carried with me, it was somethin' special. ——— *Crickets* *Phone record beep* “35 miles in one day. Anything is possible. If I can do it, you can too! Get out there and crush those miles.” *Phone beep* “Aaaand post.” “Alright, set up camp.” *Wood drop* *Fire strike*  *Groans* “My feet are sore…” ——— The next day I woke up, and it was surprisingly scorching for that time of year. And I was even more sore than I thought I'd be after a good nights sleep. I reflected on how I had just walked 35 miles the day before which is pretty insane, I mean, not many people have even tried that. I made so much ground that it was totally acceptable to rest my body up for the next big push the next day. The weather forecast seemed to be favorable then too, which would help with my next big goal. ——— “I wonder if I can go 40 miles tomorrow. *Groans* My leg's still sore, but this isn't supposed to be easy, ehhhh I think I can do it. Gotta keep moving. Get there as fast as I can.” ——— Morning came, perfect conditions as promised. I actually woke up at 5:00 AM to get an early start—I was sure to post about that too, and accomplished my goal: 40 miles—an impressive feat. My achilles started to ache around mile 35 though, but..I mean, I had to get 40. So I rested for a day or two. Alright it was five, but I had made some good progress, and the rain had also settled in, so the timing honestly couldn't be better. ——— *Phone picture takes* *Typing* “75 miles down. Push through the pain and anything can be achieved.” *Beeping sound signifying posting* “Ouch, my feet. I didn't know they could blister like that. *exhales as sits* I'm really gonna have to take a break. Wow… I'll rest up and then try hit it hard again next week.” ——— I was surprised and a little embarrassed with how exhausted and beat down I was when the sun rose, not just physically, but mentally as well after just a week of walking. ——— *Tent rustles as Jordan exits and grunts* “Yeah…not walking today, or most likely tomorrow.” ——— How many more hundreds of weeks will this go on? How many years could potentially go by? I honestly feel… kinda terrible and this is only week 2. Like, what? I found myself resting on the hot days, by a fire on the cold days, and under a tarp on the rainy days. Every step a dull pain, and so I could hardly be blamed for the lull in pace. Very few days were spring like perfection, and so very few days had forward progress. On the perfect days, then, I found myself sprinting, traveling all day all out with an urgency built up from days of idling. ——— *Jordan breathing heavy. Trying to pull it together to film. Phone record beeps* “35 miles again today. Big, big push. Follow your dreams and you can do big things too.” *Phone beep. Then typing. Sound of post goes through while Jordan still breathes heavy* “Where is it? Maybe I got lucky and picked the close route. That's all I can hope. That's all I can hope.” ——— A month went by. And then another. And then another. And then hills formed and flattened. Those were hard enough. And then… are those mountains in the distance? My legs ached more than I thought possible. Mentally, being out in the elements day in and day out with injuries and such little promise of any sign of an ocean was debilitating. And then the mountain. And then it got serious. I sat at base camp for two weeks in the shade of the peaks. The shadows cast matched my darkened spirits. Trying everything to heal and recover my legs, feet, my entire body. I just needed one week of perfect conditions to get over the top. Everyday it rained and I sat, I just had the hope “Tomorrow will be better” as the rain pelted the tarp. Another post to Instagram. I wonder why I only got a few likes on that one. Does no one care I'm out here anymore, doing what they won't even try? Then the morning came, and the mud took over, but it had been too long, and I just had to start no matter what. This was getting ridiculous. I got up and trudged. After a few sinking steps, I paused, my boots slurped from the sticky mud as my feet sank—my backpack shifted. ——— “hhhhh….Tomorrow will be better.” ——— I backtracked. Setup camp. The phone again. Another post. More likes this time. Good. They do care. Another night fell. Another day under the looming mountain. “Tomorrow will be better.” Late morning came. I woke up. ——— “Why does it keep being so cold? It's not even that late in the year, and it's still a little wet. I really don't want to get sick. Like, not now. Tomorrow will be better.” *Phone picture takes* *Typing* “Take some time today for your mental health. Today is dedicated to marshmallows and recovery.” *Beeping sound signifying posting* “Wait, is that Jeremy? We left at the same time, how did he—-how did Jeremy get to the ocean so fast??? What??? No…wait he really did. That makes no sense. I saw his posts, I was waking up earlier, I was pushing harder. Like seriously harder. This is ridiculous. Guh…so st—that's so dumb.” ——— Camp. Another fire. Another post. An Instagram story. Not many views. They don't care. This is probably all just stupid. Then the next day comes. Wait…there's a nice breeze.  The first in weeks. Wow, perfect temperatures. Perfect… everything! Maybe I can do this. I think I can make it over the top. ——— “This is it. This is the day I've wanted. Finally! Here we go.” *Phone record beep as Jordan walks* "Alright, it's the BIG day, starting the big climb. What mountain in your life do you need to climb? We all have one. Send me a message with what yours is and then just star—” *Trips and falls while walking* "OWW!!! owww my ANKLE! THIS IS STUPID!!!! I'M DONE! I CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE! I'm done. I quit.” ——— And I really did. I quit that day. And can you blame me? I broke my ankle. Like I physically couldn't walk. I couldn't take another step even if I tried. It would be smart to go on. After 3 months, and not as many miles as I had hoped, I slunk home. It's understandable, but the hard thing to suggest to someone at that point, is that maybe it was their own fault, and not anything else—not the weather, mud, the fall, just yours. Maybe I should have taken a different approach altogether from the very first day, and then none of that would have mattered or happened. I heard a story last month about the men who raced to the south pole on Matt DUHvella's YouTube video “The problem with most productivity advice.” There were two groups who wanted to be the first humans to ever reach the South Pole. One group's strategy was exactly mine, As Greg Mckeown put it in that video quote “they walked with an insecure overachiever approach…. They would walk all out on the good weather days, and then on the bad weather days be so exhausted they would make no progress at all and felt the psychological burden of not making even an inch of progress forward.” Sometimes they would travel as much as 50 miles in a day. The other group took the exact opposite approach. They did the thing honestly harder to do. They limited themselves. They committed to 15 miles a day every single day no matter the conditions, no matter what the moral, no matter anything. On bad days, 15 miles. But more notably, on good days, they would simply walk 15 miles even if they felt fresh and could go further. They purposefully held a consistent sustainable pace. For the first group, the fastest way, in their mind, was to go all out every single good weather day. They complained and complained about the situation and the weather all while the other team, slow and steady, progressed daily. 15 miles no matter what, they kept that steady pace. In the end, what happened? Well, they got there 30 days ahead of the insecure overachievers and all even safely made the long journey home. Mckeown points out how the biographer miraculously described them: Quote“They progressed every day without particular effort.” Unquote. One of the hardest tasks humans had ever done in history, done “without particular effort.” Meanwhile the other team? They tragically died from their effort. Recently I've come to grips with the fact of why all my hobbies seem to die in the tundra—on the journey. Every single time I get into something new and begin the long process of writing new if then statements in the computer of my brain, I go all out. I get impatient. I overachieve. 24/7 it's all I think about. Literally, it's all I do. I write huge neurological programs in an incredibly short amount of time, like Neo learning kung fu, more code than most people would be willing to write in that span, and I take pride in that. But then predictably… my computer fries from the workload and burns up, and the people I thought I was better then, slowly pass up my programs with more lengthy, advanced, clean pieces of working code in their minds. And I never finish my program. I never reach my ocean while they're all on the sand. I don't want to make the same mistake again. My newest venture is what your listening to. This podcast. And I've been actively working to slow down. To pace myself. To find my 15 miles a day, and slowly chip away. Consistently. Sustainably. And I think I really found something that works incredibly well. Next week I'm excited to share that secret strategy I've been following to get a ton done without burning out all while leading a very tight schedule. So I'll leave you with this: “It's not about having the right opportunities. It's about handling the opportunities right.” — Mark Hunter Thank you so much for listening to the third episode of the If Then Podcast. If you have feedback you want to give me or if you have anything you want to say, email me at contact@ifthenpodcast.com. And if you would, leave me a 5 star review if you found this podcast valuable. It really helps the podcast to get seen by other people like yourself. We reached #26 for Education on all of Spotify, and I have you to thank for that. We're almost at 200 reviews on Apple Podcasts and 300 on Spotify. And as an extra bonus, for those of you who help me spread the word, I've been giving away 2 free 1 month Audible gift cards every week this May. Last week, Tabita and Johnathan won a free credit for an audiobook of their choice + access to their Plus catalog which includes thousands of audiobooks with no credits needed. And if you win this week, don't worry the gift card is available to you even if you already have an Audible account. All you have to do to enter to win is take a screenshot of this podcast and share it on your Instagram while tagging the account @ifthenpodcast in the post or story. If you shared the last episode, you can also share this one too to be entered to win again. And, also, be sure to follow @ifthenpodcast on Instagram to find out if you're the winner this week. If we get 100 shares by the end of the month, each of you will be entered to win a pair of AirPods. We're over half way there, so keep sharing! Thank you so much for listening, my name is Jordan Taylor, and what if/then will you write today?

History Hack
History Hack: Widows of the Ice

History Hack

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 34:49


We've heard plenty about Scott's failed expedition to reach the South Pole first, but what about the wives he and his men left behind? Anne Fletcher joins us to talk about three different women and their story.

The Science Hour
Portrait of the monster black hole at our galaxy's heart

The Science Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 64:36


The heaviest thing in the Galaxy has now been imaged by the biggest telescope on Earth. This is Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy – a gas and star-consuming object, a 4 million times the mass of the Sun. The Event Horizon Telescope is not one device but a consortium of radio telescopes ranging from the South Pole to the Arctic Circle. Their combined data allowed astronomers to focus in on this extreme object for the first time. Astronomer Ziri Younsi from University College London talks to Roland Pease about the orange doughnut image causing all the excitement. Also in the programme… Climatologist Chris Funk talks about the role of La Niña and climate change in the record-breaking two year drought that continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in East Africa. Was a pig virus to blame for the death of the first patient to receive a pig heart transplant? We talk to the surgeon and scientist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who led the historic animal to human transplant operation this year. How easy will it be to grow plants in lunar soil on future moon bases? Plant biologist Anna Lisa Paul has been testing the question in her lab at the University of Florida, Gainesville, with cress seeds and lunar regolith collected by the Apollo missions. And…. Does photographic memory exist? Most people are great at remembering key points from important events in their lives, while the finer details - such as the colour of the table cloth in your favourite restaurant or the song playing on the radio while you brushed your teeth - are forgotten. But some people seem to have the power to remember events, documents or landscapes with almost perfect recall, which is widely referred to as having a photographic memory. CrowdScience listeners Tracy and Michael want to know if photographic memory actually exists and if not, what are the memory processes that allow people to remember certain details so much better than others? Putting her own memory skills to the test along the way, presenter Marnie Chesterton sets out to investigate just what's happening inside our brains when we use our memories, the importance of being able to forget and why some people have better memories than others. Photo: First image of Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy Credit: EHT Collaboration, Southern European Observatory Presenter: Roland Pease and Marnie Chesterton Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker and Hannah Fisher

The Drop
089 | Ray Zahab, Explorer & Ultrarunner

The Drop

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 105:09


Ever wonder how someone becomes an explorer? Ray Zahab started when he was 30 after rethinking his path in life. Since then, he has run 17,000+ km across the world's deserts, in addition to completing multiple unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet (yeah, he's been to the South Pole). He's also the founder of Impossible2Possible, providing all-expense paid adventure-based learning programs for students around the globe. Learn more about Ray's expeditions: https://www.rayzahab.com/ Learn more about Impossible2Possible: https://www.impossible2possible.com/ *APOLOGIES FOR THE AUDIO FROM THE INTRO THIS WEEK!! Our recording was corrupted and we had to use raw audio from the video recording. Please still listen to Ray's interview, the audio is fine from that.* This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin

Science in Action
Portrait of the monster black hole at our galaxy's heart

Science in Action

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:22


The heaviest thing in the Galaxy has now been imaged by the biggest telescope on Earth. This is Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy – a gas and star-consuming object, a 4 million times the mass of the Sun. The Event Horizon Telescope is not one device but a consortium of radio telescopes ranging from the South Pole to the Arctic Circle. Their combined data allowed astronomers to focus in on this extreme object for the first time. Astronomer Ziri Younsi from University College London talks to Roland Pease about the orange doughnut image causing all the excitement. Also in the programme… Climatologist Chris Funk talks about the role of La Niña and climate change in the record-breaking two year drought that continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in East Africa. Was a pig virus to blame for the death of the first patient to receive a pig heart transplant? We talk to the surgeon and scientist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who led the historic animal to human transplant operation this year. How easy will it be to grow plants in lunar soil on future moon bases? Plant biologist Anna Lisa Paul has been testing the question in her lab at the University of Florida, Gainesville, with cress seeds and lunar regolith collected by the Apollo missions. Photo: First image of Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy Credit: EHT Collaboration, Southern European Observatory Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

Can You Survive This Podcast?

BUBS promo code: canyousurvive Matt Dawson was a successful investment banker who became an adventurer and philanthropist.  He is the creator of Project 7 for Soldiers, and the founder of the “Dawson's Peak” foundation. He has summited Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson and Aconcagua. He is the 1st person to trek solo/unsupported across the Mojave desert and Death Valley (213 miles). He has skied to South Pole, and most recently, rowed 3,100 miles across Atlantic Ocean.  Project Seven for Soldiers is an attempt by sponsored-athlete Matt Dawson (“Dawson”) to set seven world records. Activities include: multiple polar expeditions, global mountain climbing, a global circumnavigation flight, an oceanic crossing and a desert traverse. Activity information is to be made available as each phase is undertaken.  100% of net proceeds from Project Seven for Soldiers will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation and Hope For The Warriors as they provide comprehensive support to meet the critical needs of military veterans and their families in their transition from military service to civilian life.       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Twins Talk it Up Podcast
Twins Talk it Up Episode 96: Reaching New Heights

Twins Talk it Up Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 47:50


How do you find the courage to climb some of the highest mountains in the world? How do you find the audacity to support and challenge some of the most driven leaders? We are pleased to have Lei Wang, an Executive Coach, Speaker, Author and Host of the Journey with Lei Podcast. Be sure to pick up her book entitled, After the Summit: New Rules for Reaching Your Peak Potential in Your Career and Life.We ask Lei to share why she decided to take on and complete the Explorers Grand Slam, having reached both the North and South Poles and climbed the highest points on each of the seven continents. Less than 75 people have ever accomplished this feat, with Lei being the first Asian woman.Lei shares why excitement can be a driving force, helping you to attain peak performance. We touch on how to handle risk, have a growth mindset, pivoting and why investing in coaching will support your vision for ascending to even greater heights. Lei even shares how she was able to overcome her own fear of public speaking. She was reminded that people come to hear her message and the value that only she could provide them. Now her greatest adventure is the thrill of helping her clients realize their potential and climb their own business mountains; to achieve their summits. To learn more about Lei Wang, her coaching or to pick up a copy of her book, visit journeywithlei.com/Support and Follow us by Sponsoring, Subscribing & Downloading.--- more ---If you are looking to learn the art of audience engagement while listening for methods to conquer speaking anxiety, deliver persuasive presentations, and close more deals, then this is the podcast for you.Twins Talk it Up is a podcast where identical twin brothers Danny Suk Brown and David Suk Brown discuss leadership communication strategies to support professionals who believe in the power of their own authentic voice. Together, we will explore tips and tools to increase both your influence and value. Along the way, let's crush some goals, deliver winning sales pitches, and enjoy some laughs.Danny Suk Brown and David Suk Brown train on speaking and presentation skills. They also share from their keynote entitled, “Identically Opposite: the Pursuit of Identity”.Support and Follow us:YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCL18KYXdzVdzEwMH8uwLf6gInstagram: @twinstalkitupInstagram: @dsbleadershipgroupTwitter: @dsbleadershipLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/twins-talk-it-up/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/dsbleadershipgroup/Facebook: facebook.com/TwinsTalkitUpFacebook: facebook.com/dsbleadership/Website: dsbleadershipgroup.com/TwinsTalkitUp

Curiously Polar
153 A Siberian Rewilding

Curiously Polar

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 27:26


The Arctic and the Antarctic are privileged locations for observers interested in understanding how our world is shaped by the forces of nature and the workings of history. These areas have inspired countless humans to undertake epic expeditions of discov

SECRET SKILL. HIDDEN CAREER. The Truth About Sales

Host Paul Owen meets Michael Tobin OBE, CEO of Telecity from 2002 to 2014, a company he took from £6 million to £1.7 billion market cap during his tenure. Now wearing many hats as entrepreneur, investor, mentor and philanthropist, Mike focuses much of his fund-raising efforts on children's charities. In 2016, Mike ran 40 marathons in 40 days to raise money for the Prince's Trust and, in 2020, he completed an immense 60-mile nautical trek across the Antarctic plateau to the South Pole to raise funds for The Lewis Moody Foundation and The Brain Tumour Charity. He personally raised £110,000 for the trek. 3 key areas are discussed in each episode with an experienced business leader: 1. What makes a successful sales team? 2. How to motivate yourself and your teams when growing a business; 3. The role of leadership in company growth. Tune in to hear Mike's views on the VPN of trust, why SMEs should rein in their hard sales approach, using storytelling rather than pitching, and the true role of leaders if you want to scale your business. 

Bright Side
Why Nobody Can Survive in the North Pole

Bright Side

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 12:56


A lot of expeditions have mysteriously ended in disasters. In the past, many ships got stuck on the ice, and people were stranded. Some ships have sunk and were never found. Not to mention that the Arctic Ocean underneath is still relatively unexplored. Did you know that even though the South Pole is colder than the North Pole, it gets approximately 20,000 visitors per year? Whereas the North Pole only gets about 1,000, including expeditioners. Why is that? We've managed to explore almost all of our planet's land, including all the inhospitable locations. And the North Pole made that list. So, what makes this place so dangerous? Why would Santa Claus choose to make this place his headquarters? What's really going on there? Let's try to figure it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The KFC Big Show
Show Highlights May 2 - Expedition To The South Pole

The KFC Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 26:11


On today's show, Mike and Jase reflect on their trip to the South Pole, Keyzee spends the weekend with Mon and Don, and Jase suffers a near-fatal rib injury.

Identity
[78] Hollow Earth Theory

Identity

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 58:25


This video I'm commenting on other Hollow Earth videos on Youtube. The Hollow Earth Theory doesn't describe that the earth is entirely hollow but that it's relatively hollow and more cavernous than people typically think. It supports that there are openings at the North and South Pole and other places across the earth that lead to underground cities and inhabitants. It's an expansive theory connecting ufo's, the disappearance of Viking settlers in Greenland and the appearance of the green children of Woolpit. Here I comment on this theory and voice problems and skepticism I have towards the Santa and the elves myth. Watch this episode and commentary/reaction video: https://youtu.be/SMbtDVHi_x0

ICONIC HOUR
Alison Levine | Adventurer Extraordinaire Embarks on a New Journey at Sea

ICONIC HOUR

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 44:34


With an extraordinary history of travel and adventure and a love for the expedition world, Alison Levine is the perfect Godmother to usher in Seabourn's Active Luxury voyages, a new category of cruising that the line is committed to launching with its new expedition ship this July. A native of Phoenix, Levine served as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition in 2002, and in 2010 completed her bid for the Explorer's Grand Slam which includes climbing the Seven Summits — the highest peak on each continent — as well as skiing to the North and South Poles. She's also the author of a NY Times bestseller and has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.   Alison joins Renee Dee on ICONIC Hour to share her most fun and challenging adventures, her upcoming voyages and the can-do attitude that gets her though it all.   We invite you to SUBSCRIBE!   You can find ICONIC LIFE on our website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.   Follow Renee on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Clubhouse.   If you enjoyed today's podcast, I'd be so appreciative if you'd take two minutes to subscribe, rate and review ICONIC HOUR. It makes a huge difference for our growth. Thank you so much for supporting me to do what I do!

Luxury Travel Insider
Antarctica | Patrick Woodhead: Modern Explorers, Luxury Camps, and Untouched Wilderness

Luxury Travel Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 48:56


Today we find ourselves on “The Ice” deep in the heart of Antarctica. And I mean the interior of Antarctica, land of majestic mountains, the Emperor Penguin, and the magnetic south pole.  Though you once had to go on months long expeditions to reach these destinations, you can now fly five hours on a Gulfstream from Cape Town and experience all the Great White has to offer from the comfort of a luxury camp.  Our guest today is Patrick Woodhead - founder and CEO of White Desert, the logistics and hospitality company that can make all this happen. But Patrick's vision for White Desert comes from his years of being a true explorer, visiting some of the most remote places on the planet.  We chat about what it takes to be an explorer, how all of us can infuse that spirit into our daily lives, some of Patrick's craziest experiences, the Antarctic experience, and baby Emperor Penguins. Learn more at www.luxtravelinsider.com   Connect with me on Social: Instagram LinkedIn

90 Degrees South
Episode 15: Gifts

90 Degrees South

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 25:42


We return to the Dark Sector Labs for an update on Keck, best intentions lead to very unexpected places, Chuck gets REAL serious with Bass and there is a surprise discovery in the arches by the DeWalts. 90 Degrees South releases new episodes every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Please take a moment to leave a review and help spread the word.  We also now have merch and a Patreon page.  For Patreon visit: www.patreon.com/90degreespodcast .  For our Merch store visit: http://tee.pub/lic/y_EZRao4htc·       “New Land” (90 Degrees Theme Song) by Ian Post. ·       “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town·       ”There” by Laurel Violet·       “Monster from the Deep” by Young Rich Pixies All songs were properly licensed and obtained through Artlist.io.Little Big Town – Licensed through Music Rights Clearance Inc90 Degrees SouthA BMB Production, LLCTranscripts can be found at: https://90degreespodcast.com/transcripts90 Degrees is in no way affiliated nor endorsed (that we're aware of) by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) nor the United States Marshal Service (USMS) nor the United States Department of Justice.  We are 100% independently funded and do not accept commercial endorsements or affiliations. You ever get the impression that Canadian's are the secret masterminds behind every great conspiracy over the last 300 years?  Who'd suspect them? It's the perfect cover for a cabal of mysterious shady puppet masters who gather over LaBat Blue and Poutine to plot the destiny of nations.  Shatner, RUSH, Patsy Kline, Curling. . .insidious! 

SciFi Thoughts
179 Tips from a Lunar Explorer on how you can be an Explorer too

SciFi Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 6:59


Glossary: Vikram is the name of the lunar lander. Chandarayaan2 is the name of the mission. Chandra - is Hindi for moon Yaan - Hindi for vehicle ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation is India's space agency. Contact Shan via Twitter: @Ramanean Here is a link: https://twitter.com/Ramanean This is Shan's homepage: https://www.ramanean.com About the moon's south pole: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_south_pole

Grant Writing & Funding
Ep. 216: Key Differences Between a Nonprofit's Program vs. Administrative Budget

Grant Writing & Funding

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 48:03


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Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson
Time Week: How Do Time Zones Work At Earth's Poles?

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 3:20


This week we're replaying some of our favorite episodes about time. In this episode from March 2020, we look at the places on Earth where time is at its weirdest, the North and South Poles. Plus: it may be time to pay a visit to the World's Largest Buffalo Monument! Time Has No Meaning at the North Pole (Scientific American) World's Largest Buffalo Monument (Discover Jamestown) Geographic South Pole Marker photo by Eli Duke via Flickr/Creative Commons --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/support

Shane Walsh Fitness Podcast
#256 Mark Pollock chats about going blind, paralysis and its all about that 4%

Shane Walsh Fitness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 47:34


In this epiosde of the Shane Walsh Podcast I chat with Mark Pollock. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. In 2010, a fall from a second story window nearly killed him. Mark broke his back and the damage to his spinal cord left him paralysed. Now he is on a new expedition, this time to cure paralysis in our lifetime by exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide. www.markpollock.com www.darknessintolight.ie/   We chat about  Building a new identity  What he looks for in his team Importance of a learning mindset All about the 4% when looking for a challenge Daily actions will get you to where you want   Online coaching www.shanewalshfitness.com/onlinecoaching

Build a Business Success Secrets
Sports Nutrition and Building a Global Brand with Douglas Smith Co-Founder and CEO of True Nutrition | Ep. 293

Build a Business Success Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 83:04


Doug and I talk about the state of health in America and how he built a global multimillion dollar sports nutrition company. Douglas Smith is a worldwide adventurer and entrepreneur. Smith has circled the globe - from the North Pole to the South Pole - hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, surfing....even meditating with monks in South East Asia.  He thrives on knowledge, especially when it comes to health and the undefined-ever changing landscape of nutrition, longevity and pushing physical limits. Smith's passion and personal experience suffering from the negative effects of poor nutrition, fueled him to create his own wellness empire.  As Co-Founder/CEO of True Nutrition - one of the only companies on the globe that allows fully customizable dietary supplement and food powders - Paleo Pro, Primarch Manufacturing and The Lab Supplements, Smith supplies high-quality, sustainable, and affordable nutrition to the masses.  He is proud to have kept the ethos of quality, transparency and validity of all his companies' products from the start of business back in 2003. The headquarters is also 100% solar powered and sustainably driven.   In 2018, Smith achieved a Guinness World Record for the world's largest container of protein powder, with proceeds going to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). Smith continues to educate people on the largely untapped and immense potential of proper nutrition, physical movements and mental health. He is a frequent contributor to wellness publications including SHAPE, Men's Health, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal and Reader's Digest. Smith's mission is to keep positive and progressive, as tomorrow will be his best day. 

RNZ: Our Changing World
Frozen in time

RNZ: Our Changing World

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 28:33


A visit to Scott's Terra Nova hut to learn about the care given to the objects by Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators. This is an edit of the Antarctic Heritage Trust's podcast 'Frozen in Time: Scott's Antarctic Legacy'.

SciFi Thoughts
178 Manual work for Discovering Alien Objects on the Moon

SciFi Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 8:34


Glossary:  Vikram is the name of the lunar lander. Chandarayaan2 is the name of the mission. ISRO, Indian Space Research Organisation is India's space agency. Contact Shan via Twitter: @Ramanean Here is a link: https://twitter.com/Ramanean This is Shan's homepage: https://www.ramanean.com About the moon's south pole: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_south_pole

RNZ: Our Changing World
Restoring Scott's Terra Nova Hut

RNZ: Our Changing World

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 12:44


A visit to Scott's Terra Nova hut to learn about the care given to the objects by Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators. This is an edit of the Antarctic Heritage Trust's podcast 'Frozen in Time: Scott's Antarctic Legacy'.

Curiously Polar
152 Polar Newsreel

Curiously Polar

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 42:56


The Arctic and the Antarctic are privileged locations for observers interested in understanding how our world is shaped by the forces of nature and the workings of history. These areas have inspired countless humans to undertake epic expeditions of discov

The Box of Oddities
BOX425: Fanny Pack And The Big Nancy Boys

The Box of Oddities

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 30:49


What happened to the crew of the SS Ourang Medan? Or did it not exist in the first place? Then, the mysterious South Pole death of Rodney Marks. BOX425, she's a head-scratcher. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain
806: $500 000 for Moon Dust, Boson Breaking Physics, New Approach to Space Tourism | News Digest e1

Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 17:22


Perseverance found its parachute, JWST cooling down its experiments, Standard Model once again in danger, Space Force releasing data to scientists, yet another approach for expensive space tourism and more top news stories of this week. 00:00 Intro 00:52 Space Force is Releasing Decades of Tracking Data on a Thousand Bright Meteor Fireballs https://www.universetoday.com/155380/space-force-is-releasing-decades-of-tracking-data-on-a-thousand-bright-meteor-fireballs/ 02:18 An overweight boson might be threatening the Standard Model https://www.universetoday.com/155396/weird-measurement-of-w-boson-doesnt-match-standard-model-of-physics/ Interview with Dr Paul Sutter https://youtu.be/9ZUd9SqOJBQ 05:20 James Webb Almost Cooled Down Enough https://www.universetoday.com/155453/brrr-webbs-miri-has-reached-6-4-kelvin-just-a-few-degrees-above-absolute-zero/ 07:02 Yet another approach to high altitude tourism https://www.universetoday.com/155400/get-an-inside-look-at-space-perspectives-stratospheric-lounge-with-bar/ 09:51 Join our Discord Server! https://discord.gg/bRxr4JTNqh 10:00 Martian Astronauts Will Create Fuel by Having a Shower https://www.universetoday.com/155360/martian-astronauts-will-create-fuel-by-having-a-shower/ 11:21 Perseverance rover spotted its parachute that helped it descend on Mars https://www.universetoday.com/155384/perseverance-finally-spots-its-own-parachute-on-the-surface-of-mars/ 12:14 Five Rover Teams Chosen to Help Explore the Moon's South Pole https://www.universetoday.com/155357/five-rover-teams-chosen-to-help-explore-the-moons-south-pole/ 14:07 Support us on Patreon https://patreon.com/universetoday 14:38 Apollo 11 Moon Dust Sells at Auction for a Cool Half Million https://www.universetoday.com/155449/apollo-11-moon-dust-sells-at-auction-for-a-cool-half-million/ 16:26 Outro

Dr. D’s Social Network
404. Lei Wang - Writing Programs for Wall Street, Climbing the 7 Summits, Skiing the North and South Poles and Learning How to Make Friends

Dr. D’s Social Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 34:22


As the first Asian woman to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam, Lei has been a sought-after international motivational speaker since 2010. She has inspired people across the world to dream big and really achieve that fulfilling life, work, and relationship that they are truly excited about. Today, as an executive coach, Lei helps business leaders accelerate their careers to exciting new heights with ease and grace, lead their organizations to make a bigger impact, and connect deeper with the community they serve. https://JourneyWithLei.com; https://www.linkedin.com/in/leiwang/ https://www.facebook.com/JourneyWithLei --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/drdarianparker/message

EXOPOLITICS TODAY with Dr. Michael Salla
Rapid Heating of Neptune linked to activating Space Arks

EXOPOLITICS TODAY with Dr. Michael Salla

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 5:45


Astronomers are baffled by the rapid heating of the South Pole of the planet Neptune recently detected by ground-based telescopes in Chile and Hawaii. The heating corroborates a recent prediction by Thor Han Eredyon of the Galactic Federation of Worlds that Neptune would soon experience remarkable changes due to the activation of space arks due to the arrival of the Intergalactic Federation, aka extraterrestrial Seeders or Guardians. This is a video version of an article published on Exopolitics.org on April 15, 2022 at: https://exopolitics.org/rapid-heating-of-neptune-linked-to-activating-space-arks --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exopolitics/support

SciFi Thoughts
177 How Discovering Moon Debris made a Software Engineer Famous

SciFi Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 9:05


Glossary: Vikram is the name of the lunar lander. Chandarayaan2 is the name of the mission. ISRO, Indian Space Research Organisation is India's space agency. Here is a video of the Chandrayaan 2 mission during the landing of its Vikram lander. I've set the time stamp to a few minutes before the landing problem occured (21km above the moon's surface): https://youtu.be/lqQe7WsFVQg?t=2084 Here is a video of the Lunik 2 mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8e9ZRWPTE Here is a video about the Chandarayaan 3 mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbG_0GDvOFU Another video about the Chandarayaan3 mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0dqYRxSNyo Contact Shan via Twitter: @Ramanean Here is a link: https://twitter.com/Ramanean This is Shan's homepage: New York Times article: NASA Finds India's Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur's Help: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/science/india-moon-mission-vikram-lander-found.html New York Times article: A Billion Pixels and the Search for India's Crashed Moon Lander: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/science/india-moon-mission-vikram-found.html?smid=spacecal About the moon's south pole: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_south_pole

The John Batchelor Show
#Planets: The US lander aims for the south pole of the Moon. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 5:25


Photo:  Lunar south pole #Planets: The US lander aims for the south pole of the Moon. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

10K Dollar Day
224: The Local Episode.

10K Dollar Day

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 57:45


Lulu gives polar scientists the gift of permanent branding while Alison exposes her 10k neighbors!South Pole, support poles & long poles!Obsession: Lulu- Dry ShampooObsession: Alison- Her Frankenstein fingernailWishlist: Lulu- We got a sponsor for our retreat and she made a Ramen closet!Wishlist: Alison- Weight lifting glovesMagic Word from Don Cook: Local10K Day: Lulu- Cambridge, EnglandThe Varsity Hotel & Spa- Senior Fellows SuitHot Numbers Coffee for BreakfastCambridge DistilleryHen Party PuntingLunch at SmokeworksThe Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research InstituteBlood and Angels for tattoosThe Wren Library- Trinity College- CambridgeDinner at Giggling Squid- Thai food10K Day: Alison- Indian Rocks Beach, FLAirbnb- Indian Rocks Beach CondoPrivate Boating on the Funship!Brunch w/ The Picnic SocialZen Massage & Yoga- Ashiatsu Barefoot MassageLunch: Salt Rock GrillSuzettes on the Rocks BoutiqueLittle Pelican Gift ShopPinky's Ice Cream & CandySunset Beach Yoga8 Qt. Nomad-Traveling Beige Insulated Slow Cooker16 oz. Paper Hot & Cold Food Container cups - our logoCharity: Lulu- Jimmy's CambridgeCharity: Alison- Seaside Bird SanctuaryHappy: Lulu- Still on the high of our PodCastaway retreat!Happy: Alison- Excited about the 10K Dollar Day momentumSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/10KDollarDay/)

Curiously Polar
Polar Newsreel: Nature's Teflon 🐚

Curiously Polar

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 37:20


The Arctic and the Antarctic are privileged locations for observers interested in understanding how our world is shaped by the forces of nature and the workings of history. These areas have inspired countless humans to undertake epic expeditions of discov

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Distorted Reality
Chapter 53: The Great Glacier

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Distorted Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 82:49


Aang and his friends cross the final stretch to reach the South Pole portal, but an unexpected run-in delays them. Meanwhile, Haru meets a fellow earthbender while walking around the city- but when he tells the others about his encounter, turmoil ensues. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atla-distorted-reality/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/atla-distorted-reality/support

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Curiously Polar
150 The Ugly Effects of Science and Tourism in the Polar Regions

Curiously Polar

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 41:26


The Arctic and the Antarctic are privileged locations for observers interested in understanding how our world is shaped by the forces of nature and the workings of history. These areas have inspired countless humans to undertake epic expeditions of discov

The Life Stylist
Mandate Madness: How to Reclaim Your Sovereignty w/ CA Gubernatorial Candidate Reinette Senum #401

The Life Stylist

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 126:42


Reinette Senum is a natural leader. She's traveled to nearly 60 countries and has an incredible ability to connect to those around her, no matter where she is or who she's speaking with. In a true one-of-a-kind feat, she crossed Alaska, alone, in the winter of 1994. The lessons she learned along the trail became the catalyst for her later community work. Since then, she's protested against corruption and greed for decades and has twice served as a city council member and mayor of her hometown of Nevada City, California.  In the summer of 2020, she stepped down from her third term on the city council because she saw a higher calling for leadership at a larger scale. She's currently running for California governor with no party affiliation, deploying the first child-centric campaign in history. In this episode, Reinette discusses her plan to restore California, the dangers of mandates and governmental overreach, and the incredible details of her trek across Alaska.   08:17 — Becoming the First Woman to Cross Alaska Alone in Winter The death of Reinette's adopted mother Joining a South Pole expedition team Finding out what you're made of Dealing with doubt Coaching yourself through the impossible Nearly freezing to death Getting completely lost Accepting Mother Nature's gift   35:49 — Reinette's Political Background Being elected to city council and Mayor of Nevada City, California Co-founding the Sierra Roots homeless advocacy group From homeless shelter to homeless village   39:30 — The Politics of the Pandemic Seeing the government's response to the coronavirus The unlawfulness of statewide mandates Being put under pressure to resign Starting Reinette Senum's Chew On This Stepping down to step up What motivated Reinette to run for governor The Democrat vs. Republican scam The Seventh Generation principle Changing the system at every level of government   1:25:40 — Finishing Up Reinette's Alaska Story Finding her birth name and identity Following her family's invisible legacy The greatest military figure you've never heard of The origins of eminent domain   1:39:32 — The Blueprint for a Better California & Better World Fighting the push for 5G Focusing on regenerative farming and repairing our damaged soil Creating an education system that inspires us to think for ourselves Making a better world for the children The Foghorn Express   More about this episode. 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ThePrint
Pure science: Both poles set high temperature records last week, melting simultaneously, alarming scientists

ThePrint

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 6:19


Earth's north and South Pole have opposite weather at any point of the year, with the South Pole now currently going into winter, and the North Pole coming out of it. However, both poles are experiencing ground-breaking record temperatures, simultaneously melting, causing alarm among scientists all over the world. ThePrint's Sandhya Ramesh explains. Subscribe to the Pure Science Telegram Channel https://t.me/PureScienceWithSandhyaRamesh Supplementary reading: Remarkable Arctic sea ice thinning in three years https://news.agu.org/press-release/new-observations-from-icesat-2-show-remarkable-arctic-sea-ice-thinning-in-just-three-years It's 70 degrees warmer than normal in eastern Antarctica. Scientists are flabbergasted. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2022/03/18/antarctica-heat-wave-climate-change/ 2021 Pacific Northwest heat wave ‘virtually impossible' without global warming, scientists find https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/11/2021-pacific-northwest-heat-wave-virtually-impossible-without-global-warming-scientists-find/ New research on forests and oceans suggest projections of future warming may be too conservative, with serious consequences http://www.climatecodered.org/2021/01/new-research-on-forests-and-oceans.html

The Tipsy Exchange
Part two: Vile Vortices

The Tipsy Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 42:05


Every other week, Berly and LA research a topic in which they wish to know more. Then, they exchange ideas over drinks. Sci-fi? True crime? Unexplained phenomena? Anything goes on the Tipsy Exchange. Join us on our learning journey. Now, let's get tipsy! On this episode, Berly and LA discuss the remaining 6 of the 12 Vile Vortices!  This episode focuses on the Hamakulia Volcano, the Loyalty Islands, the South Atlantic Anomaly, Wharton Basin, the North Pole and the South Pole.  This is a continuation of the previous episode, "Part one: Vile Vortices" so we recommend listening to that episode first.  Again, there are too many sources to list them all here, but here are a few:https://www.marineinsight.com/maritime-history/deciphering-the-mystery-of-vile-vortices/https://medium.com/@zameerbasha.deen/top-12-mysterious-places-in-earth-can-you-believe-this-8f70c2f5eb9https://www.science-rumors.com/20-facts-about-the-vile-vortices-around-the-world/https://www.ranker.com/list/vile-vortices-facts/laura-allan  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TipsyExchange)

Build The Life You Want
Conquering Your Everest, From a Coma to The Summit

Build The Life You Want

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 51:13


Sean Swarner was diagnosed with deadly forms of cancer on two separate occasions as a teenager. He was in a coma for most of his 16th year of life and and came out of the treatment with only one functioning lung. Sean went on to Summit the highest peak on every continent, trek the North and South Poles and complete the Hawaii Iron Man.Sean continues to redefine cancer by taking cancer survivors up Mount Kilimanjaro every year for an experience of a lifetime.Purchase your copy of Sean's book Being Unstoppable from AmazonStart recording high quality audio and video with SquadcastStart your own podcast for free with BuzzsproutGo to Tubebuddy.com/BronsonWilks for help ranking your youtube videos. This is my preferred tool for researching keywords, ensuring I've covered every step in the creation and uploading process and tracking results.For additional content visit Bronsonwilks.comSupport the show (https://paypal.me/BronsonWilks?locale.x=en_US)

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE
“Faith and Our Heavenly Homeland” – Hebrews 11:8-22

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022


Open with me, if you have your Bibles, to Hebrews chapter 11, which can be found on page 1007 in your pew Bibles. Our text this morning is a continuation in the so called Hall of Faith passage that we started studying a few weeks ago now. In today's text, we're going to hear our author focus on the faith of Abraham and some of his most immediate descendants, people like Isaac and Jacob and Joseph. Men of Faith, whose stories occupy the lion's share of the Book of Genesis. we'll touch on some of those stories as we hear what our author tells us in Hebrews chapter 11 about those individuals. So with that said, let's hear what our author of Hebrews tells us about the faith of these men in Hebrews 11:8-2222. Hear now, the word of the Lord. This is the Word of the Lord. In the early years of the 20th century, an English-Irish explorer, somebody by the name of Ernest Shackleton, became relatively famous in the world for his wild expeditions to the continent of Antarctica. For around the years between 1901 to 1921 Shackleton played an important role in an era when many explorers were launching grand expeditions to the chilly southern continent, which was sort of the final frontier of the day of land exploration. Now, in total, throughout his life, Shackleton embarked on four multi-year expeditions to Antarctica. Though he never actually reached the South Pole, another Norwegian explorer would beat him to that prize, he became well known for how he managed to survive in some really treacherous circumstances. Then, curiously, he kept coming back again and again for more. In fact, one author portrays Shackleton as something of a restless spirit and comments, "From the first Shackleton seemed to be of two worlds. You see, he may have had a cozy home, a wife and three children back in England, but he never stopped looking southward. He continued his adventures going into great amounts of debt in the process until he finally died of a heart attack at age 47 while embarking on his fourth and final expedition." Now, whatever we say about Shackleton's motivations for setting out on these grand expeditions, why he did what he did, I think we can at least observe that he was a man who was restlessly transfixed on something beyond his home. He was willing to go to great lengths and to make innumerable amounts of sacrifices in the process in order to reach that destination. Now, on the one hand, the Bible tells us that contentment in life is really important, and perhaps Shackleton could have benefited from a greater contentment in his own life. In fact, I'm certain that many of us would do well to grow in contentment, too. Especially when everything we encounter in this world trains our impulses to be dissatisfied consumers through and through. We would all do well to be more content with our jobs, with our homes, with our callings. Yet, on the other hand, the Bible also prods us from start to finish towards something better than this world. It appeals to us not to be satisfied with the bounty of this world or the hope of this world. Rather, it prompts us to set our sights with restless expectancy on that which lies above this earthly realm and beyond this present age. C.S. Lewis famously wrote once in Mere Christianity, "If I find in myself desires, which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." Friends, this is the kind of attitude that we're called to embody in the present. It's an attitude that that, like Shackleton is obsessed with another place. But unlike Shackleton, not a place that we can point to on any map nor journey to. If we were ambitious enough. In the passage before us our author summons the example of Abraham and some of his most immediate descendants, to show us that this attitude is an attitude that lies at the heart of an enduring and long suffering faith. Faith, our author tells us, is something that transfixed is itself on another world. On another hope. On another home. And like Abraham, friends, this is what our faith is called to look like as well. So our big idea of as we embark on a study of this text is this faith fixes itself upon our heavenly home. As we study this text, we'll study it in three parts, kind of corresponding to the three paragraphs that we read in our text just a moment ago. 1. The Promise of Home 2. The Pursuit of Home 3. The Certainty of Home. The Promise of Home So let's start out first with the promise of home. Understand that throughout this passage, again, the so called Hall of Faith passage, Hebrews 11, our author has been and will continue to reflect upon the faith of several Old Testament figures. Last time we were in Hebrews 11, a few weeks ago, we heard about the faith of people like Abel and Enoch and Noah. But by far the two individuals in this long chapter, Hebrews 11, that occupy the most space are Abraham and Moses. In the passage before us, our author is focused on Abraham and his faith. Now, bear in mind also that this whole conversation our authors embarking on in Hebrews chapter 11, and the many examples that he cites that he brings to the table is all part of his larger argument of showing his readers what a long suffering and enduring kind of faith looks like. Remember, he exhorted us back at the end of chapter ten not to shrink back from what we believe and confess, but rather to endure by faith in the present. As we'll see, Abraham is a great example of an enduring and long suffering faith, because we learned in the Bible that Abraham lived to be 175 years old. Each event in his life that our author is going to reflect upon in a moment are events that are separated not by days or months, but by years. In other words, Abraham was a man who heard the promises of God. He orbited his whole life around these promises over the course of many years, even when challenges and doubts and plenty of sin crept up both in him and on him. So what specifically, then, does our author reflect upon from Abraham's life? What does he have to say about his long suffering and enduring faith? Well, if you look at our passage in verses eight through 12, our author begins by citing three examples from Abraham's life. The first two examples he gives us refer to a promise that Abraham was given of a place. The third example centers on the promise that was given to Abraham of a people. So let's hear first what our author says about these promises and beginning with the promise given to Abraham of a place. So if you're following along with me in the text, you'll notice in verse eight that our author opens by commenting on Abraham's faith as it's portrayed for us back in Genesis chapter 12. Genesis chapter 12 is the first chapter in the Book of Genesis that tells us anything about Abraham. And in Genesis chapter 12, we hear how God calls this pagan man named Abraham at the time Abram. He tells Abraham to leave the land in which he's currently residing and to venture out to a place that God would show him. He's called to, to get in his car, as it were, and just start driving. You know, don't worry about having a GPS or a map or even a compass, just start going. You see, in Genesis 12, God doesn't tell Abraham where he's going, nor does he even provide any enticing descriptions of the place in which he's going. Yet for Abraham, for Abram, because God spoke well, that was enough for Abraham. So Abraham went as the Lord God told him. Now, eventually, many, many, many years after Abraham, well, after his death, God was going to give to his people, his people Israel, the descendants of Abraham, a place. He was going to give to his people, a plot of land in Canaan, where the nation of Israel would flourish under King David. Then the temple in Jerusalem would serve for a time as the meeting place between God and man on Earth. We might expect our author and Hebrews to say something about that at this point, since after all, he's talking about the Promised Land. What's interesting is what our author tells us next is that Abraham actually went to live in that land of promise. He tells us that in verse nine, that he went to live in that place. But while he was there, he and his sons didn't live like that was home. Rather, they lived as nomads. They went to live in that place, but they lived as if that place was not their home. They lived in tents and the most that place was ever like home for Abraham and his sons was later in his life when he purchased a small burial plot in that land. So God called Abraham to go to that place. Abraham went to that place, but it was never home for him. Why is that? Well, according to our author and Hebrews, that plot of land was never meant to be Abraham's home. Neither was it meant to be the home, the resting place for the people of God who would follow after Abraham. It was good, but that plot of land always pointed beyond itself to something better, to something heavenly, to something imperishable and eternal. In short, it pointed to the glories of heaven, and ultimately to the new heavens and the new earth to come, where God would reign in the midst of His people forever and ever in glory. T his is why our author writes what he writes in verse ten, where he tells us that even when Abraham was in that land, he was, "Looking forward to the city that has foundations whose designer and builder is God." He was looking to something else, to something that that land ultimately pointed towards. Not only was Abraham looking forward to a heavenly home, a heavenly place, as it were. He was also looking forward to a people who would fill that place, to descendants, to a people that were promised to him. Notice in verses 11 through 12, we hear the author of Hebrews shift from this issue of Abraham's true home to the issue, an issue that would plague Abraham and Sarah throughout much of their life, an issue of descendants. You see, throughout Abraham's life, as it's recorded for us in Genesis, we hear God promise over and over again that Abraham would be the father of many families, of many people. In fact, before Abraham had any children of his own, the Lord promises to make his offspring as numerous as the dust of the earth and as plentiful as the stars in the sky. Now, when God makes these promises to Abraham in the book of Genesis, there's little reason, humanly speaking, to believe that those would ever come to pass. After all, when Abraham receives those promises, he's 75 years old at the very beginning. When God calls Abraham in Genesis 12, he's already 75 years old, and his wife Sarah isn't too far behind. She was only ten years younger than him. So, humanly speaking, there was nothing to think that this promise would materialize. And yet, Abraham and Sarah, we learn in verse 11, consider that even if the promise seemed foolish and absurd, well, the one who promises he's faithful. And as such, they trusted by faith in the promise. You, see so often, whether we believe a promise is true or not is conditioned by who promises. If our young children or young child tries to bribe you, for example, with the promise of $100 if you bless them with an ice cream cone. I've been there. You probably wouldn't believe it, because, you know, your child can't back up that promise. If Warren Buffett comes to you and promises $100, you should probably ask for $1,000 because, you know, he has the capital to back up that promise. How much more so than when the infinite, omniscient, omnipresent and self-existent God makes a promise? Well, it shouldn't matter. It doesn't really matter what he promises, because we know that he's faithful and we know he's more than able to follow through. It's that fact alone which generates a robust confidence in the promises of God. Not just for Abraham and Sarah in their own day, but brothers and sisters also for us too. Now, one of the curious things about the particular example of faith that's given to us in verse 11 and to a certain extent, all of the examples of faith from Abraham's life is how someone like Sarah would be commended for her faith as she is here in Hebrews, when her response to the promise of a child in Genesis is often one of unbelief. You know, for example, in Genesis, chapter 16, Sarah, she remains barren. She's unable to have a child. Yet, even with this promise in view, she decides to take matters into her own hand and to give Abraham, her female servant Hagar, to have a child with. It's not a good move. Then later in Genesis 18, when Sarah hears the promise repeated that she will indeed bear a son in a year when she's already 90 years old, well, she laughs at the absurdity of it all. Now, there are indications later in Genesis that Sarah does express faith in the Lord and his promises. John Calvin is surely correct when he remarks in his commentary that Sarah's faith, just like the faith of all of us, is often blended with belief and unbelief, faith and a lack of faith. One of the notable lessons we learn from how Abraham and Sarah received God's promises over the course of their long, long lives is how, even in the midst of many doubts and many failures, their weariness doesn't ultimately triumph. After all, at the end of the day, what we notice here in Hebrews is they're not scolded for their weariness towards God and his promises, which took so long even to be partially realized in their own day. What we see is they're commended for their faith. Weariness, in other words, does not speak the last word. Now, I think most of us probably know in our own lives what it's like to be worn down by weariness. I, for one, can think back to a time before I had kids and recall my naivete and thinking that I was going to parent better than any other parent. My own parents included. I had strategies, I had a plan, I had willpower, and I was determined to create a home with very particular rules and order and everybody would obey and they would be happy about it in the process. Yet you can only take so many sleepless nights. You can only take so much persistence from your kids, before that unwavering edifice of certainty and parenting begins to crumble a little bit. Weariness, in other words, can derail even the best of us. Yet, when it comes to plotting through the Christian life, friends, don't let weariness derail you from trusting God's promises. You see, we live in a world that often expects immediate results. When those results don't come to us at our beck and call, weariness sometimes dictates that it's best to take new paths rather than to endure. You know, think about how many how many services out there advertise money, back guarantees if you're not satisfied in the first 30 or 60 or 90 days. You see, we just don't have that much patience for sticking with it. Then think about Abraham and how long he had to wait for God's promise of a son to realize. He never even saw what the promise of place and descendants ultimately pointed towards. So let me ask you this, are you weary of waiting on God? Are there sins that you're trying to break free of but you just can't seem to get past? Do you pray that you would desire the things of God more and more and yet too often you find yourself cold and callous and bitter towards God? Or are you praying and working on bringing contentment into your life where you are right now, where God has you right now, and yet you still find yourself persistently dissatisfied. My brothers and sisters, there's no doubt that weariness plagues all of us in this world under the sun, but also understand that we have something that Abraham did not. You see, we see by faith, the offspring of Abraham. Jesus Christ, the one who gives us access into the heavenly places. In Christ, we have actually become children of Abraham, heirs according to the promise. When we look out at the church all around the world, we see how God is faithful in Christ to bring about descendants of Abraham as numerous as the grain of sand on the seashore, or as plentiful as the stars in the heavens. Like Abraham, we may hear the promises of God and be weary from time to time when we don't see those promises and all of their fullness. We may decide from time to time to take matters into our own hands, to ensure that we will get what we want. But brothers and sisters, all we need to do is look to Christ and see that God is faithful and God will surely bring His children home when they complete their sojourn. When we complete our sojourn in this foreign land. These promises are our hope. It's a hope that doesn't disappoint. But while like Abraham, we cling to this hope, we see in the next part of our passage how Abraham's whole identity and approach to the world was also profoundly shaped by this hope as well. So this leads to our second point the pursuit of home, the pursuit of home, and will take us into verses 13 through 16 of our passage. The Pursuit of Home Any time someone asks my wife the question, where are you from, where's home? It's often funny because I get to watch as she thinks for a moment before saying something to the effect. Well, that's a complicated question. You see, my dad was military, so I'm certain that many of you can relate with that as well, you are not quite sure where home is for you. Even if you can't relate with that and you were born and raised in Nebraska or Iowa, that there's a definitive place that you call home and that's an easy question for you to answer. Well, there's still a sense, I think, spiritually speaking, in which this should be a more complicated question for all of us to answer. You see, for those of us who know Jesus Christ, we are and always will be foreigners in this world. And this is what the author of Hebrews tells us next, specifically about Abraham. Notice when we turn to verse 13 of our passage, our author tells us that that that Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, these all who died in faith while they died without receiving what was promised. Again, they knew that Canaan wasn't ultimately their homeland, and they knew that their true home wasn't a place that they could point to and identify on a map. They knew their true home was heavenly. A home populated by a remnant of every tribe, tongue, people, a nation. A as a consequence, while they sojourn on this earth from start to finish, they embraced their status, their identity as strangers and exiles. You see, if we were to examine their lives and Genesis, what we would find is that there was never a point in any of their lives where these men settled down. That's what our author gets to, is he reflects upon the life of Abraham. In verse 15, he tells us essentially in verse 15 that if there was a physical place on a map that they had hoped to go to, that they called home, well, then they would have just gone there. But they didn't, because according to verse 16, "They were looking for a better country. That is a heavenly one." Now this reference to a better country is pretty important because it fits with this larger theme that we've been encountering over and over again in the Book of Hebrews. Understand that if we were to summarize the entire book of Hebrews in one phrase, to capture the essence of what Hebrews teaches us, it's pretty simple. Jesus is better. There's your summary of Hebrews. Jesus is better. Throughout Hebrews, as some have pointed out, we find that everything that's connected with Jesus and the covenant he inaugurates is described as better. We find in Hebrews 1:4 that Jesus has described as being better than the angels. In Hebrews 7:19, he introduces a better hope. In Hebrews 7:22, he's the guarantor of a better covenant. In Hebrews 9:23, he draws us near to God through a better sacrifice. Jesus and everything that He brings is simply better. You see what Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and every Old Testament saint who ever lived ultimately looked forward to, were the better things that we have at our disposal in Jesus Christ. They desired all of these better things that are found only in Christ. Yet, though, the blessings that we have right now far exceed anything that Abraham and Isaac enjoyed, according to our author, we nevertheless remain in this world strangers and exiles just like them. The apostle Peter makes this very point, in 1 Peter 1:2, when he reminds us that we, the people of God in this age, in the last days, are still sojourners and exiles. You see, we'll always find or should always find the pursuits and pleasures and desires of this world to be at odds with the things of heaven. In that vein, the apostle Paul roots in grounds our identity in heaven when he tells us that in Christ, our citizenship is not of this world. Rather, we are citizens of heaven. Understand then, friends, we just do not belong to this world. One commentator points out that, in fact, the way that this identity or status is embraced by Abraham and our passage is pretty instructive for us. If you notice in our text, we read at the end of verse 13 that Abraham acknowledges, or another way that could be translated is Abraham confessed that he was a stranger, an exile on Earth. In light of that, this this commentator perceptively writes, "To sojourn in an alien land is one thing, but to intentionally embrace this lifestyle by confessing that status or identity is another." That's just what Abraham does. Abraham and his descendants aren't just so journey in the land as exiles and sojourners. They're confessing that identity as well with their lips and in their hearts, because they know that they just don't belong to this world and they're willing to lose much in the pursuit of something better in the process. Last week there was a story in the news of a of a Russian oligarch who I read renounced his Russian citizenship, decided that he was going to give up his Russian passport. Obviously, in light of current events, he decided that he could no longer be associated with his home nation or its government. So he made the determination to cut ties with the place that he once called home. But historically, such a move is nothing new. When Hitler rose to prominence in Germany in the early 1930s, Albert Einstein famously renounced his German citizenship in 1933. Occasionally this happens in history, whenever someone has been frustrated or disillusioned by the activities or governments of their home nation and it reaches a boiling point. You find from time to time that people make the step of announcing that they are renouncing their citizenship. Now understand that the Bible never commands us to renounce our citizenship in our home nation when we become a Christian. After all, the Apostle Paul invokes his Roman citizenship from time to time in the Book of Acts, and he never renounced that. With that said, the Bible does call us in a spiritual sense, to leave this world behind in order to follow Christ. It prompts us to recognize, just like Abraham, that we don't belong here. Rather than trying to co-exist in this world or find an enclave in this world that we can settle down and call home in the fullness of what that means. The example of Abraham presses us to leave the promises and comforts and mechanisms of this world behind and identify ourselves with the world that is in heaven and will one day break through to fill the whole earth at the end of the age, when heaven and earth become one. I love how John Calvin puts it, he writes this, "We are hence to conclude that there is no place for us among God's children except we renounce the world, and that there will be for us, no inheritance in heaven, except we become pilgrims on earth." See Calvin saying we just can't coexist in this world and the fullness of what that means. We can't have one foot in the door in heaven and one foot in the door in this world and coexist. We're either citizens of this world or we're citizens of heaven and the prompting, the prodding of our author and Hebrews is to become like Abraham. Recognize that in Christ, we just do not belong to this world. Our citizenship is in heaven. This leaves us with, I think, the all-important, crucial, crux question that all of us need to ask ourselves. Have you left this world behind? Have you left this world behind? Now again, what I mean by that and what I don't mean by that, rather, is that all of us have to somehow embrace the Amish lifestyle, retreat to our own geographical enclave in a desert somewhere or in a wilderness, and have no interactions with our neighbors. That's not what I mean. But rather, have you renounced the systems of this world as your ultimate hope and comfort? As a follow up question, not only have you renounced those things, but are you also pursuing what Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and Joseph pursued instead? Are you pursuing the City of God expressed in the community and fellowship of Heaven in the Church, and the loving embrace of the King of Kings Jesus Christ? Brothers and sisters understand that if our pursuits are for the kingdoms of this world, it will be like drinking salt water. You might think it's quenching your thirst, but in the end, it's going to kill you. But if our pursuit is for heaven, well, friends, we will drink from springs that never run dry. This is our pursuit in life, and it's nothing other than heaven. As, we come to the final part of our passage, the end of our passage, and we look at this final section. We also learn that this, which should be our hope and our identity in life, is also our hope and our identity, even in death. The Certainty of Home So this leads to a third point, the certainty of home. So, again, Abraham and his descendants there, they're hearing these promises throughout their lives that they're embracing these promises by faith, even when they don't see their fulfillment. But what happens? What happens to their faith when they are confronted with the imminence of death? In the last part of our passage are author sites? For examples, he's going to cite one more from Abraham. Then he cites an example from Isaac, one from Jacob and one from Joseph to show us how each of these four individuals approached these promises. Promises again, that they received and lived by faith throughout their lives when death was knocking at the door. Look with me first at verses 17 through 19. In verses 17 through 19. We see the first example that our author reflects upon. It's the relatively well known story that comes from Genesis 22, where God calls Abraham to ascend Mount Moriah with his son Isaac. Isaac being the son of promise, the one who Abraham and Sarah were able to bear only in their later years of life, but then to offer this son Isaac as a sacrifice to the Lord. It's a story, I think, that that often shocks us today when we read it. It would have been equally, if not more shocking to Abraham, who had waited years for the promised son and is now being called to offer him up as a sacrifice to God. According to our author and Hebrews Abraham, he presses forward according to God's commands. The reason that's given in verse 19 is he considered or reasoned that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. You see, Abraham remembered that when he was as good as dead himself, God was faithful to his promises and he provided a son. He provided a son of promise to him and Sarah. Through that experience and through the entirety of his life, lived in communion with God, he has come to be convinced that God's promises are so certain that even death couldn't render God's promises null and void. This wasn't a blind leap of faith into the darkness for Abraham, rather, as the text puts it. Abraham calculates he reasons, with well over a century of life, lived in communion with God, that God could be trusted, even if Isaac has to be slayed. The same could be said of our next example, Isaac, who in the latter years of his son, we read, "Blessed Jacob and Esau." Now, the narrative that our authors referring to here comes out of Genesis 27 few chapters after Genesis 22, the previous example. We learn in Genesis 27 how Isaac in his old age is deceived by his wife and his son Jacob, so that he would give the blessing of the firstborn, not to his actual firstborn Esau, but rather to Jacob instead. Isaac and his old age is in fact deceived; he ends up giving the blessing to Jacob. That's the story, our author alludes to here in Hebrews. Perhaps that raises the question why would our author in Hebrews here credit Isaac with faith for being deceived? Does it really take faith to be deceived? Well, no. Instead, as a couple of commentators point out later in the same chapter in Genesis in Genesis chapter 27, when Isaac gave the blessing, rather, to Jacob than Esau. Esau is furious. He's angry at all of this, that he missed out on the promise. Yet, at that point, Isaac seems to recognize and appreciate that this was all part of God's plan. Yes, he was deceived, but at that point, by faith, he trusts that this was all part of God's providential plan. Even after he's gone, he trusts that God would use that event to bring about all of his promises, all of his purposes. Neither Isaac's intentions nor his death would be able to thwart the certainty of God's promises. Then we read two other examples, the example of Jacob and Joseph. And again, this same general point applies. In death Jacob trusts in the certainty of God's promises, so much so that as He nears the end of his life, we find him worshipping. In death. Joseph is so confident that God would bring about all of His promises that He instructs that His bones be carried out of Egypt into the land of promise when the exodus takes place a few hundred years after he's gone. That's how certain he is that God would bring about everything that He promised. Understand that each of these promises, in each one of these promises when death looms large, each figure that our author highlights rests in the certainty of God's promises as they prepare to die. Even in death, they know that God is faithful and even in death, they look beyond their own lives, beyond their own deaths, to the resilience and the fulfillment of God's promises. Let me ask you this. What would it look like for you to die well too? What would it look like for you to die with the same confidence that all of these men had in tow? Now, this isn't a question that we often think about, I think, or reflect upon with very much frequency today. I suppose if we had to give an answer to that question, there are a few things we might say. We might think about our legacy. In other words, ensuring our legacy is secure and intact. Well, I could see that that would be an ideal way to face death and to die well, with confidence. It would also be good to ensure that our finances are in order so that our families are secure after we're gone. That, too, would be a good way to die with confidence. While there's nothing wrong with those things, when we look to the example of people like Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and especially Joseph, they were able to die well. Not necessarily because their finances were in order, although they were probably wealthy and their finances probably were in order, but rather because they trusted that God could raise the dead, that he would raise the dead. They shared in an iron clad certainty that in their death they were going home. This is the essence of why they were able to die well. Now, perhaps for many of us, we don't want to think about this topic at all. Death is one of those unpleasant things that many in our world would rather keep at a distance unless absolutely necessary. We might talk about death if we need to fill out our will or if we need to get a life insurance policy. Otherwise, many of us, including many of our neighbors, would prefer to keep that topic at arm's length. Yet, when God's promises and God's kingdom are at the forefront of our minds, when it's the hope that courses through our veins at every point during our sojourn on this Earth, well, we can look beyond this life and pass this world with joy. Knowing that the Lord is storing up for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. Now, of course, that doesn't make death good. It still means that death hurts when we see our loved ones die. But it also frees us, like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, to take our final breath with certainty, knowing that God will lead us home and then one day we'll bring heaven to earth at the end of the age. So what does it look like to die well. Well, in short, embrace God's promises now with certainty by faith and embrace the identity that this is not your home. But there's no place like the home God has in store for you and me. Application While we wait for that hope, let me leave us with this in the present, as we conclude our thoughts on this passage. The best way to be of any earthly good for as long as the Lord keeps us here on this earth, is to be heavenly minded. That's the concluding point I want to leave us with. The best way to be of any earthly good is to be heavenly minded. Now, I'm sure many of you have heard the inverse of this before, don't be too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good. The implication being that you could focus too much on the things of God such that you're no help at all in solving the real problems of this world. Yet, as one commentator, F.F. Bruce notes, when we look at the life of Abraham, for example, someone who is celebrated in our passage for his heavenly mindedness, we discover in Genesis that his neighbors were often blessed when Abraham was in their midst. We could look back to Genesis and see just that. This then leads Bruce F.F. Bruce to comment, "There have indeed been many occasions when practical men of the world have been thankful to the saints for timely help in an emergency beyond their power to cope with it." I think Bruce is right. Those who throughout church history have had their hope directed towards heaven. Those who have been grounded and anchored with confidence in the God who promises, are those who are equipped to be a non-anxious presence in a world gone mad. They are the people who very often take risks and sacrifice for the good of their neighbors because they know and love that they are known and loved by the God of the universe through Jesus Christ. So, friends, if you want to be of any earthly good, which is certainly a noble and a good desire, before anything else, be a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. Be a citizen of the Kingdom of God through faith in the one who reigns and is exalted in the heavenly places right now, and who promises to one day come again to this earth and bring heaven and Earth in one. Jesus Christ, our Lord. Pray with me. Gracious Heavenly Father, Lord, we thank you for the examples of men like Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and Joseph. And we know that while they, too, like us, sinned and fell short of the glory of God that you gave to them what you give to us and that is the gift of faith. Lord, we thank you for faith. Though our faith is often imperfect, though, it's often mixed with belief and doubt. Lord, you give us yourself, you give us your son. You point us to a better object to trust in and believe in and you secure us by your spirit to that hope. Lord, I pray that we would have our hearts and minds directed throughout the entirety of our lives towards that hope. That we would remember that this is a hope, the hope of the Gospel that does not disappoint. That we would have our affections, our mind, all that is within us directed heavenward throughout the entirety of our lives. And that this same hope would be our hope even when faced with death. We ask all of this in Christ's name. Amen.

Bug in a Rug
Ep. 116 The Endurance and the Crew that Endured

Bug in a Rug

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 54:51


The Endurance22 has located a shipwreck dating back over 100 years to Earnest Shackleton's third failed attempt to reach the South Pole. We hope this episode sticks in your heart the way the original Endurance spent 10 months stuck in pack ice, and we hope the new crew gets unstuck a bit quicker!   Twitter and Instagram - @biarpodcast Facebook - Bug in a Rug Email us your ideas at biarpodcast@gmail.com   Sources: https://www.history.com/news/shackleton-endurance-survival https://www.npr.org/2022/03/09/1085432575/endurance-ship-found-ernest-shackleton#:~:text=An%20expedition%20that%20set%20out,the%20vessel%20sank%20off%20Antarctica.

Stuff You Missed in History Class
SYMHC Classics: The Race to the South Pole

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 21:53


This 2010 episode from previous hosts Katie and Sarah covers Scott and Amundsen launching rival expeditions to the South Pole. knowing only one group could be the first to reach the pole. Each believed his strategy would prevail, but which explorer won? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Godzilla Podcast
Godzilla (1978-1981) | Episodes 6 Through 10

The Godzilla Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 116:23


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godzillapodcast Discord: discord.gg/cFFx4N5 Tweet Drew: https://twitter.com/humandrew91 Tweet Joe: https://twitter.com/JosephDeGolyer Joe's YouTube: youtube.com/user/jmdegolyer   S1 E6 · The Energy Beast - Oct 14, 1978   A caterpillar-like monster goes on the rampage after turning into Godzilla; the team must prove the real Godzilla's innocence.   S1 E7 · The Colossus of Atlantis - Oct 21, 1978   Giant robot captures the team and Godzilla in the lost ancient city of Atlantis where the people are trapped under a spell.   S1 E8 · The Horror of Forgotten Island - Oct 28, 1978   The Calico ends up crashing upon an uncharted island that is inhabited by a giant cyclops monster; a force field keeps Godzilla off the island.   S1 E9 · Island of Lost Ships - Nov 4, 1978   The island of the Sirens emerges once every 1,000 years and imprisons Godzilla and the team, leaving it up to Pete and Godzuki to save them.   S1 E10 · The Magnetic Terror - Nov 11, 1978   Godzilla and the team must race to the South Pole to stop a magnetic monster from destroying the world.

BrainStuff
Do the North and South Poles Have Time Zones?

BrainStuff

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 5:47


Time zones are based on longitudinal lines that all intersect at the poles -- so what time is it at the North or South Pole? Learn how this tricky situation is handled in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/north-south-poles-time-zones.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

90 Degrees South
Episode 12: Nine Planets

90 Degrees South

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 27:13


Further digging into "Project Atlas".  We learn about Mikhail's travels in foreign lands, and an old friend gets in contact with Deputy Marshal Marlow.  90 Degrees South releases new episodes every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Please take a moment to leave a review and help spread the word.  “New Land” (90 Degrees Theme Song) by Ian Post. "Hafla" by Itai Armon"Mazal Tov" by Eran Barber"Titanic" By Harlow All songs were properly licensed and obtained through Artlist.io.  90 Degrees SouthA BMB Production, LLC Transcripts can be found at: https://90degreespodcast.com/transcripts 90 Degrees is in no way affiliated nor endorsed (that we're aware of) by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) nor the United States Marshal Service (USMS) nor the United States Department of Justice.   We are 100% independently funded and do not accept commercial endorsements or affiliations.  When people go out fishing and practice 'catch and release' do you think the fish see that as Alien Abductions?