Category: Podcast

 

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 18

EPISODE 18 – Thu 1st Apr 2021 – A quick chat with Jan Chojecki about the upcoming Quest Chronicle project which is to be a day by day (almost!) account of the original Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition 1921‑1922 via a Blog and Twitter account. We also have some exclusive details of the use of advanced BBC camera technology on Macquarie Island. Plus, there is the ReQuest interview with Stephen Scott Fawcett, polar historian specialising in the life of Ernest Shackleton and founder of the Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Appreciation Society Facebook Group which now has over 6000 members worldwide.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Appreciation Society Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/6533344678

Quest Chronicle Twitter:
www.twitter.com/QuestChronicle
@QuestChronicle

Quest Chronicle Blog:
www.QuestChronicle.org.uk

‘Invisible’ Penguins of Macquarie Island:
The ReQuest2021 team have been granted exclusive rights to auction a copy of this incredible photograph (see below) on eBay to raise funds for the Kent Scouts Antarctic Research Project. You can bid for it here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265106659034

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 17

EPISODE 17 – Mon 1st Mar 2021  – An update on our project mission and our 10 project objectives plus the ReQuest interview with Angie Butler. Angie grew up in the warmer climes of sunny South Africa, her passion for the Polar   regions and travel is undimmed! Ice Tracks have featured notably in her life taking her both into the Arctic and Antarctica on many occasions. She is a writer and journalist based in the UK, author of Ice Tracks, Today’s Heroic Age of Polar Adventure and The Quest for Frank Wild, a biography of the great Edwardian polar explorer which was recently made into a BBC documentary. ICE TRACKS seemed the perfect name for the company she now runs with her business partner, Carolina. Angie heads Ice Tracks Expeditions public relations and communications. It is her aim to share the wonders of the ‘ends of the world’ with like-minded travellers.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

ICE TRACKS Expeditions:
https://www.ice-tracks.com

Ice Tracks: Today’s Heroic Age of Polar Adventure by Angie Butler
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-Tracks-Todays-Heroic-Adventure/dp/1852971002

The Quest for Frank Wild by Angie Butler
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quest-Frank-Wild-Angie-Butler/dp/0956927211

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 16

EPISODE 16 – Mon 1st Feb 2021  – An update on our fundraising efforts, the story of Alan the eleven-year-old Antarctic Krill and the ReQuest interview with Philippa Davies, who hosts the Canterbury-based annual Antarctica enthusiasts’ event – Cantarctica and is also the founder of the Betjeman Society.

Some follow up thoughts from Philippa received after recording for the podcast…

“For variety you are welcome to swap my ginger biscuits for mint imperials. I never have travelled without them and have a tin full in my car. My grandchildren call them magic mints.” 

“Another fascinating link is that Louisa Young, Kathleen Scott’s daughter by her second marriage is a goddaughter of Betjeman. So, Betjeman and Scott link.”

Philippa Davies with her wonderful scale model of Scott’s Discovery

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Alan the eleven-year-old Antarctic Krill
https://humannatureprojects.org/blog/species-spotlight-antarctic-krill

The Curious Life of Krill by Stephen Nichol
https://islandpress.org/books/curious-life-krill

The Betjeman Society Website:
www.betjemansociety.com

“The Betjeman Society Scrapbook” by Philippa Davies
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Betjeman-Society-Scrapbook-1988-2008/dp/0955999715

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 15

EPISODE 15 – Fri 1st Jan 2021  – A special New Year’s Day extended ReQuest interview with Ann Savours Shirley, historian of polar exploration, both Arctic and Antarctic. She is most widely known for her study of Robert Falcon Scott’s ship HMS Discovery. She spoke in amazing detail about her life for almost an hour and a half! As she has had such a fascinating life it has been shared in its entirety as a bit of polar social history. 

NOTE: The interview was recorded back in July 2020 and sadly the ReQuest2021 team have since had to postpone any plans to visit Orkney due to Covid.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Ann Savours Shirley’s Wikipedia Webpage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Savours_Shirley

The John Rae Society
https://www.johnraesociety.com

The Hakluyt Society
https://www.hakluyt.com

The Yamal – a Nuclear Powered Icebreaker
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/ships/Yamal_ice_breaker.php

Macquarie Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/629/

“The Voyages of the Discovery” – Ann Savours
https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Voyages-of-the-Discovery/dp/1861781490

“The Search for the North West Passage” – Ann Savours
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Search-North-west-Passage-Ann-Savours/dp/1861760590

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast – Special Christmas Day Episode

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DAY EPISODE – Fri 25th December 2021  – A Special Christmas Edition of the podcast featuring the ReQuest interview with Wayne White the 2020 manager of the South Pole and a brief discussion with Brad Borkan about his book “When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic”.

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

SHOW NOTES

‘Texas Monthly’ article about Wayne White:
https://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/meet-intrepid-texan-who-manages-south-pole/

“When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic” by Brad Borkan & David Hirzel  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06Y53WPZW

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Wayne White with replica cat Mrs. Chippy at the South Pole
Wayne White in traditional Inuit polar gear

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 14

EPISODE 14 – Tue 1st Dec 2020  – We hear from Tom Boeckx the Group Scout Leader of 1st St Peters in Thanet who has a very interesting story to tell us about his day job and the ReQuest interview with Camilla Nichol, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Camilla Nichol’s Wikipedia Webpage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla_Nichol

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust Website:
https://www.ukaht.org

HMS Protector Webpage:
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/surface-fleet/survey/antarctic-patrol-ship/hms-protector

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 13

EPISODE 13 – Sunday 1st Nov 2020  – Another visit to a Lady Daphne Thames Barge workday and the ReQuest interview with the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton (Sir Ernest Shackleton’s granddaughter) who is president of the James Caird Society and also a supporting patron of our ReQuest2021 project.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton
“An Evening In Antarctica” June 2019 – Left to Right: Darcey Holmes, Genevieve Scullion, the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton,
Lucy Morgan and George Stonor.

Show Notes

The Lady Daphne Thames Barge
www.lady-daphne.co.uk

James Caird Society:
www.jamescairdsociety.com

Edward Shackleton – Alexandra’s Father
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Shackleton,_Baron_Shackleton

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.12

EPISODE 12 – Thursday 1st Oct 2020  – Celebrating one whole year of the ReQuest2021 podcast including ReQuest interviews with Alex Maciver, the latest Scottish participant to join the team, and with Michael Smith author of many polar exploration books including “Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer”.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Alex Maciver

Alex Maciver’s Fundraising Page
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlexMaciver  

Michael Smith

Michael Smith’s Website:
http://www.micksmith.co.uk

“Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer” – Michael Smith
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shackleton-Endurance-Prof-Michael-Smith/dp/1780747071

Other books by Michael Smith:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michael-Smith/e/B001HPNMHK

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

REQUEST2021 PODCAST – INTERVIEW PREVIEWS

A 7 MINUTE SNEAK PREVIEW OF ALL THE FANTASTIC UPCOMING ANTARCTICA RELATED INTERVIEWS WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THE YEAR AHEAD!

Between October 2020 and August 2021, we have some fantastic interviews each month lined up for you to listen to with: –

OCT 2020: Michael Smith, Polar Author including Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

NOV 2020: The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton, Shackleton’s Granddaughter

DEC 2020: Camilla Nichol, Chief Executive of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

JAN 2021: Ann Savours Shirley, Polar Author including The Voyages of the Discovery

FEB 2021: Philippa Davies, Polar Enthusiast and founder of Cantarctica

MAR 2021: Angie Butler, Polar Enthusiast and director of Ice Tracks

APR 2021: Stephen Scott Fawcett, Polar Enthusiast and creator of Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Appreciation Society

MAY 2021: Vanessa O’Brien FRGS, Explorer and the First Woman to Reach Earth’s Highest and Lowest Points

JUN 2021: Mark Wood, Explorer and UK Chairman of The Explorer Club

JUL 2021: James Ketchell, Adventurer, Scouting ambassador and author of The Ultimate Triathlon

AUG 2021: Louis Rudd MBE, record-breaking polar adventurer, expedition leader, former Royal Marine Commando and SAS soldier.

And we also have our special Christmas episode planned with Wayne White, the 2020 manager based at the South Pole.

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.11

EPISODE 11 – Tuesday 1st Sep 2020  – this episode includes the commemorative plaques to Marr and Mooney; the final clip from Alan Noake’s Walderslade presentation to Medway Towns SAS, this time focusing on our ReQuest2021 research projects; and the ReQuest interview with Alan Noake project leader of ReQuest2021 conducted by fellow participant Emma Johnston.

Alan Noake

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

A link to Alan Noake’s Fundraising Page:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlanNoake

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Alan Noake with Mark Brooks from Artisan Memorials
Commemorative Plaque to Marr and Mooney at Gilwell Park Scout HQ
Commemorative Plaque to Marr and Mooney at Gilwell Park Scout HQ
The Gilwell Plaque before installation
Alan Noake with the Gilwell and Fordell Firs Plaques
Alan Noake with The Fordell Firs Scottish HQ Plaque