What is lost when a whole culture disappears? Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark has written an epic book about the Lamalerans, a tribe that lives on a remote, eastern Indonesian island. For half a millennium, they have fed themselves by hunting sperm whales, using small, handmade boats and handmade harpoons. And until this day, this is the way they hunt and live. But how much longer? How does an endangered tribe face the challenge to navigate between ancient traditions and modern civilization?
This is the story of Doug Bock Clarks bestselling book “The Last Whalers” – and it is what this episode is about.
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