Flight of Fancy podcast: Things that surprise first-time visitors to Antarctica

Here's something you might not know about Antarctica: it sounds different to anywhere else on earth. In this uninhabited wilderness, every sound travels a long way, whether it's the crack of a calving glacier or the peeping of a baby penguin or rattling sound that icy water makes as it washes onto a pebbly beach and then washes out again.

On this episode of Flight of Fancy, I chat about the best and most surprising things about this icy continent, in the company of two adventurers who are big polar fans – travel writer Rob McFarland and filmmaker Tim Charody.

We talk about the highs and lows of Antarctica – from the dreaded crossing of the Drake Passage to what you should actually do while you're down there (spoiler alert: kayaking is highly recommended).

You'll also get tips on what to pack, including how to stay warm no matter what the weather. 

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This Flight of Fancy episode is guest hosted Ute Junker, produced by Annie Dang and mixed by Lap Phan.
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