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A Year Trapped in Antarctica

Constant Wonder
  • Jun 18, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 43:14

Thanks to delays and risky decisions made by the captain, the colorful crew of the Belgica faced death and insanity when their ship was locked in the Antarctic ice for a year. Once they made it home, the first mate would go on to become one of the greatest polar explorers ever known, while the crew doctor got himself thrown into prison as a fraudster. Guest: Julian Sancton, author of "Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey Into the Dark Antarctic Night"