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January 26, 2014: Riding Rio Roosevelt’s Rapids, Sliding Headfirst at 90 MPH and More

Join radio host Boyd Matson and his guests as they paddle Class V rapids on the River of Doubt, hand cycle the length of the Americas, investigate deaths from common drugs, preserve lions’ disappearing prides, slide headfirst down an icy track at 90 miles per hour, and reconcile the future and the past in the Amazon Rainforest.

A Voice From the Cave: Lee Berger on the NG Weekend Radio Show

After weeks of minute-by-minute updates from the field, Lee Berger finally tells the story of his latest hominid discovery from in its entirety.

Mary Leakey’s 100th Birthday and Her Legacy

One hundred years ago today human beings knew very little about our ancient origins. Because of the life and example of Mary Leakey, we know ourselves better now, and continue to learn more every day.

July 22, 2012: Biking Africa’s Indian Ocean Coast, Studying Life in Antarctica, and More

This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we bike from Mt. Kilimanjaro to Cape Town, then we hire an army to defend a dig site in Niger, explore the world’s growing city populations, discover what Boyd has in common with The Terminator, hear about the unglamorous side to science exploration in Antarctica, wander around Australia’s Outback, earn recognition for a lifetime’s wok in biodiversity, and finally we dig up a tomb full of millions of embalmed puppies.

Jalapeño Seeds Change Everything

When 2011 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Juan Martinez was growing up in South Central Los Angeles, he never imagined he’d be working to change an entire generation’s relationship with nature. But a few jalapeño seeds changed his life.

NG Weekend: Tragedy, Heroism on K2

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about K2, the invention of GIS, biking across the U.S., alligators, Restropo, Plastiki, kayaking in Kamchatka, and the “Zero-Second Rule.” Hour 1 Seasoned climber Freddie Wilkinson recently completed a book about a climbing tragedy on K2, the mountain second only to Everest…

NG Weekend: Portraits of Rare Wildlife

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about dangerous travel, Afghan wildlife, the Amboseli zebra translocation, portraits of rare endangered species, Earth’s largest animal, taking the bus to Antarctica, navigating the world’s great rivers, the plight of freshwater creatures, and buffing sharks’ reputations. Hour 1 Author Carl Hoffman decided…

NG Weekend: Battle at Kruger

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about hope for people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, scarlet macaws, animal survival, compost, humpback whales, an Arctic journey, and dignity for Ethiopian mothers. Hour 1 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Zinhle “Zinny” Thabethe has a voice that moves audiences to tears,…

NG Weekend: Ethiopia’s Omo Valley

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, tree kangaroos, environmentally responsible travel, killing vampires, Japanese gardens, biogas digesters, prison choirs, the freshwater crisis, finding your inner nomad in Mongolia, and National Geographic Explorer‘s 25th anniversary. Hour 1 Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is a place still ruled…