The Overnightscape #695 (Thursday, April 3, 2008 / 59:00 / 27.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Frank’s father, Frank Ralph Nora, returns to the show with stories from Svalbard “The Trek” and “The Sled Dogs of Spitsbergen”, rough year, Nanny’s ghost, the frightened plumber, a fascination with the Arctic and the Antarctic, cruise to the north, Longyearbyen, the excursion office waiting list, buying waterproof pants in Stavanger, the Norwegian krone, physical fitness test, the trek begins, girls with guns, polar bear attack stories, loading the weapons, desolate landscape, the negative Norwegian, crossing the stream, walking sticks, rubber boots, horrible parasites on the ground, walking on a glacier, starting to get tired, dropping out, the Svalbard cedar, snow, 24 hours of light, crossing the island in the depth of winter on snowmobiles in the darkness, going to see the dogs, little tents, reindeer droppings, University, avalanche, the sled dogs of Svalbard, strange statue, dogs chained to the ground, Thai people in Spitzbergen, pancakes in the hut, Mary Yakubik update, houses and properties, wrecked car, more on Svalbard, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, and seed conspiracy theories. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (


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