Scott’s Fatal Expedition to Antarctica, Part II
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Our story of Scott’s team continues in our second and final episode on the Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica. Listen now to learn about how sea ice can mess up research trips for geologists, why you shouldn’t study Emperor Penguin eggs in the winter, and what exactly happened on Scott’s fatal journey to the South Pole.

CORRECTION: We mention in the episode that Amundsen was involved in the rescue of a ship stuck in the Arctic, and say that it may have been an American ship. It was actually an Italian airship.

Check out our Instagram for some amazing images taken on the Terra Nova Expedition. Check out our website or find us @themaydaypod on Twitter/ Instagram to say hello.

Many thanks to our composer and producer Marlon Grunden, who you can find at his website here.

Further Reading/Viewing

  • Robert Falcon Scott, Scott’s Last Expedition (1913)
  • Apsley Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World (1922)
  • Susan Solomon, The Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition (2001)
  • Edward J. Larson, An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science (2011)
  • The Great White Silence (1924)
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