20 Episode results for "Pacific Ocean"
Large Parts Of Pacific Ocean Reopened For Trawling
"Decades of overfishing destroyed much of the fish stocks off America's west coast hardest hit were species known as groundfish trawlers dragged up in their nets in the year. Two thousand thousand large parts of the Pacific Ocean were declared disaster zones and close to trawlers devastating the industry now nearly two decades later fish stocks. It's have rebounded and come new year's Day. Thousands of square miles of ocean will reopen. It's a success story. Being celebrated by both fishermen and environmentalists mental. Ists who worked together to bring back the fish Brad petting her is a longtime trawler. Captain who operates off the coast of Oregon. He worked the seas. When Rock Fish Sole Ole and perch were abundant basically had industry that arose bringing up to two hundred two hundred and forty million pounds of fish across the docks and that was dropped probably by quarter interesting a couple of years after the government declared the area a disaster zone conservationist fishermen and fish processors worked through council to save the fish and the the fishing industry initially the different groups? Were at loggerheads says petting her. Who served on the council? But they worked out a plan. Fish quotas were cut. Dramatically trawlers colors went from pulling in nine million pounds of fish down to one hundred thousand pounds per year. It put many out of business. It was just. It was a bad bad environment No one's making money. It was a dark time would be the best way to put it. Those fishermen who stayed in the game had to change how they fished their nets dragged in unwanted wanted fish and sea life that had to be tossed overboard. Discourses probably anywhere from twenty to forty percent depending on the species and really no one one of that bottom trawlers crawlers modified their nets to allow small fish to escape they avoided rocky areas. Where fish breed that their nets could permanently damage and they stuck to quotas that are strictly monitored server or a camera on the vessel assures that the Fisher accounted for? And there's no discards happening that that uh-huh or being seen and so really. We got a science right early on chance Chad. The regional director for the Environmental Defense Fund Ocean Program says as a result fish stocks rebounded decades earlier than expected. He called the efforts a conservation homerun according to Judd. It's the biggest environmental story that no one knows about and now you do.
Fish swim away from warming waters
"I'm doctor. Anthony License and this is climate connections as ocean temperatures rise. Many fish species are shifting their ranges and moving to cooler waters that means fishing fleets often have to travel farther to catch them which takes time and money so in areas like the Pacific Ocean where it's just like so vast that you need to actually have the capacity the gasoline the crew. The timing actually. Follow the fish around. It's becoming a massive issue. Rachel Greg is a senior scientist at the nonprofit ego. Adapt she says. Some companies are using climate data to make their expeditions. More efficient. A lot of it is based on trying to get more fine scaled research around specific species. And how they are moving where they are likely to go so that you can actually start to predict and time your operations a little bit better but many companies especially smaller ones are making more drastic changes. Greg says summer fishing for different species or taking a new approach like moving onto aquaculture or fish. Hatchery is trying to actually farm these species instead. Greg says climate change is bringing new challenges but fishermen are used to adjusting as conditions shift people who undertake fishing for a living already have adaptation in their blood. Climate connections is produced by the Yale Center for Mental Communication. Learn more at Yale Connections Dot Org?
Why Is There A Big Patch Of Garbage In The Pacific Ocean?
"This is but why a podcast for curious kids produced at for Mont public radio. I'm Jane Lindholm. I'm the host of this show. But you are the ones who guide us in what we covered by sending in your questions today. We're not only answering question that one of you sent us, but we're exploring an area where kids like you have been activists helping to change the world and clean up the mess. Literally that the adults who came before you have made. Here's a question, we're focusing on today Riley, and I'm for years old. I live in the face. Four years old. And my question is why they're big Patrick garbage in Kasich fit ocean. So leeann is asking why there's a big patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. Have you ever heard about that? It's known as the great Pacific garbage patch. And it's a real thing. It's a spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between California or Mexico and Hawaii if that's a part of the world, you can picture, and it's an area of the ocean. That's really big one point six million square kilometers almost six hundred eighteen thousand square miles. That's three times the size of France or twice the size of Texas. This part of the Pacific Ocean is known as the north Pacific Geijer, a Geijer is like a very slow moving whirlpool. It's where ocean currents circulate. There are five Gyor's in the world in the world's oceans. And so as these water current. Swirl around they collect all of this ocean trash into a concentrated location. There are three garbage patches and the most famous one is this great Pacific garbage patch that Leon's asking about now, it might be a little hard to picture what exactly we're talking about. So as we answer Leon's question, we thought we talked to someone who's actually bend to this garbage patch in the ocean. My name is Allie Moloney. I am the news and politics features editor at teen vogue, and my pronouns are she and her I was lucky enough to travel on a ship to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Last fall, I was invited by an organization called Greenpeace who does environmental work all over the world, and they're kind of known for their actions in defense of the environment. So they have the ships may invited me to go with them. And it's over a thousand miles from the shore. So we took off from Mexico, and then days and days and days later, we ended up at the Greek Pacific. Garbage patch right in the middle of the ocean. It was wild to be their alley wrote about her trip to the garbage patch in a feature. She did for teen vogue as part of a series called plastic planet. Alley says a lot of people think the garbage patch is going to look like a big island of trash just floating on the surface of the water. But that's not really what it is. When you get to the part of the ocean where it is you can tell that something is different based on the degree of plastic in the water. But it's not just a flat surface. It's not an island like you would think of so you're not having to break through the plastic with the ship. You're just looking down in you're noticing that yet is different here. There is more plastic here. So describe what it actually looks like once you get there, you're on this boat for days and days. And then you said, you notice that something is actually different when you're in this Giro when you're in this place, where all of this garbage is so you look out from the ship and you're standing on the deck, and you can see. See in the water a lot of ghost nets, and those are wear nets from the fishing industry and ships will kind of all come together into huge masses. So you've got tons of different colors of net. And you can see that some are kind of rope and summer just clearly, you know, cut from plastic, but there's buoy of all different shapes and sizes, and then we would actually use a crane mechanical crane that would pull up from the side of the ship down into the water and pull out those ghost nets. So we started doing that. When we got to the patch because we notice them, I they're the biggest thing because the fishing and seafood industry, actually is responsible for a lot of the trash a lot of the plastic specifically in the ocean. And a lot of the plastic in the patch. So we could notice these big masses that were clearly all net, and we pulled them up on the back of the ship. Using this crane we had to pull fish out. So. So we're pulling fish out in throwing the back in the water just trying to save what we can see and all the while little crabs are running out from these big masses. But also in the water itself, you can see, you know, broken pieces of plastic and we were tasked with keeping count because that was important for Greenpeace's research. So we could see everything from buckets to traffic cones to just odd shapes and sizes to kind of recognizable shapes and sizes. I remember seeing what looked like the front of an air conditioning unit. Just kind of float by in the water, but it's more concentrated there. So you can see lot more. And then when you're closer to the water, they would put us in smaller boats off the ship, and when you're actually out in the water itself, you notice that it's not just big floating pieces of plastic. We would send down divers and what they said was underneath the water surface. There's all of. These teeny tiny pieces fragments of plastics. So those bigger pieces I saw floating they break down farther and farther and farther, but they never fully go away and the bottom of the ocean. Especially in the great Pacific garbage. Patch is full of it. They could move their hands through the water, and they'd be moving their hands through very small pieces of plastic. And in some cases, sometimes people talk about things called micro-plastics, and they can be even smaller than what you can see with your eye. Right. So there's plastic all through the water in various sizes. Exactly. And that was what I was just describing that the divers could see so all of the plastics that we know and we touch in our day to day lives. If those aren't recycled properly and fully that means that they're either going to go into a landfill where they seep into the ground, and they ruined the soil or they're going to go into the ocean. And the water will break it down over time. If it doesn't end up on the shore. But if not it's just slowly chipping away and those little micro-plastics. That's what animals are you know, when they are going further actual pray these sea creatures that we know in love when they're going to take a big gulp of say a fish in that big gulp. They're getting tons of micro-plastics. So it's not just the big pieces that they're eating or that we see on the shores, it's these teeny tiny little specks. But that was what Greenpeace was out there doing lowering something into the water cold trawl, which we would run alongside the ship. We would pull it out, and then we would sort through all of the micro-plastics. So we're seeing all of these different colors blue. There's white. There's bright. Pink like Barbie car, and it really starts to mess with you after a while because that's a little pieces, and those aren't even the big ones that catch your eye. Where does all this plastic come from well around the world more than three hundred eighty million tons of plastic is produced each year half of all the plastic waste in the world comes from single use plastics stuff. That's just used for moments and then thrown away like a plastic grocery bag water or juice bottle or a straw. And if you think about it, most of the plastic stuff, we use just gets tossed in the trash some of it ends up in our landfills about nine percent of all the plastic. That's ever been made in the world has been recycled and some of it ends up in the ocean. And that's bad. It's nearly impossible to get all those tiny little pieces of plastic out of the ocean. Big and large plastic can cause lots of different problems. The problem with plastics is virtually that. There's just too much it ends up in the great Pacific garbage patch in the ocean in our streams and honor shores because we've created so much over the last, you know, between fifty to seventy years that VERA. Earth can't take it anymore and Moore's being produced every day. Another thing about plastic. Eight hundred species of animals have been documented to eaten micro-plastics including humans. Right. Yeah. Absolutely. And a big problem for humans of something called micro fibers, which come out of synthetic clothes. So when you wash your synthetic clothes, they're teeny tiny. You can't even see him smaller than a human cell fragments of plastic that go in the water the Environmental Protection Agency in the US that's tasked with taking care of Americans in their environmental needs, even the water. There has micro fibers in it. So plastic is everywhere and something that we don't really think about is how it's affecting us on a real human level. We know that there are some chemicals that are bad for us that are implicit. But the way that plastics are made are toxic to the environment and the places where these projects are set up to make plans. Stick or were the trash itself is dumped is usually marginalized communities. So you have the poorest people dealing with the most plastic and then toxic air on top of that. So across the board. It's more than just, you know, plastic is going to Leach into the soil. It's it's a human problem. It's a seep. It's a CNN problem. But it's really a global issue because there's not one place on earth, but isn't affected by all of the plastic. That's been created in the short time that it's on earth in just a minute. We're going to talk about what you can do to help this situation. But first, here's a message for the grownups listening. But why has support from Kiwi co Kiwi? Co creates hands on projects for kids that make learning about science technology, engineering and math fun kids. Can discover probability explore the science of flight even dive into hydraulics QA co is offering. But y listeners the chance to try them for free. To redeem this offer and learn more visit Kiwi co dot com slash. But why? This is but why a podcast for curious kids. I'm Jane Lindholm and today, we're answering four year old Leon's question about why there's a big concentration of trash out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It's called the great Pacific garbage patch, and it's one of three areas in the world's oceans where ocean currents swirl a lot of plastic trash into one big area. It's not like an island of trash sitting on top of the water, but there's a lot of wasted plastic. And when divers go down into it. They see tons of little pieces of micro plastic floating suspended in the water see creatures swallowed this water and get that plastic into their bodies and human sometimes eat fish that already have that plastic in their bodies. Or we drink water that has plastic or chemical fibers in it that are too small for us to see we don't know yet all of the effects of this plastic in our environment or in our bodies. But we know that it's. Bad. We're talking with Alli Maloney, a writer for a magazine called teen vogue. She got to go. See the garbage patch herself to write about it for a series called plastic planet. And if you're feeling pretty bad about all this plastic. You're not alone alley says, she got really emotional when she was out on that ship looking out over an ocean full of trash. It was really emotional because over the course of my life. I'm twenty years old. So over the course of my life. I have no nothing. But plastic I'm sitting there sorting through micro-plastics thinking about over the course of my life. Just how irresponsible I personally had been. But the weight of the world kinda gets on your shoulders and that sort of situation so it was actually pretty hard to be on the ship. I was lucky that I was surrounded by really enthusiastic activists. And organizers who when we would feel like crying, we could cry and then we could, you know, go back to our tasks at hand, you could go back to the research because what we were doing there will influence what we know about plastics in the future, especially because it's so hard to get to the great Pacific garbage patch besides fishing ships, and besides merchant activity there few people going out there. So the work that we were. Able to do I kept having to keep that in my mind. Like, this is further greater good. And this is so people younger than me in the future there quipped with more information about just how just how grave the situation is when it comes to plastics, but you did cry. I cry. Oh, did I cry totally? I mean, I am an outdoorsy person. I love being outside when I was growing up me and my sisters. You couldn't bring us inside. We're up in trees out in the woods. And so to be out in the middle of the ocean. And you're having this really emotional connection. We didn't see any other ships any other anything besides seabirds Fernan tire three weeks. So the only other thing that you're seeing is plastic and you go from being so moved by the sunset to seeing you know, VHS cassette tape case floating in the water. And it really just makes you think it really makes you wanna go home until your tire family like we've got to do something. Okay. So what can? We all do. Now. Some of what has to be done is really large scale governments and big companies have to change the things they make and the way they operate. What gives me a lot of hope is firstly things are already being done. We have these organizations around the world like Greenpeace, but they're joined by you know, cohurt of thousands of others who are really focused on this issue. Now some brands that are global brands like KEA or phasing out single use plastics by twenty twenty I q we'll have there's they say some grocery stores major chains are banning plastic bags, but Greenpeace's pushing for audits they're asking grocery stores to look around their shelves full brand inventory audit. See just how much plastic they they sell people are holding these corporations accountable, and that's important. We've also seen things like plastic straw bands and plastic bag bans in cities and states all around the country, and those are the results of tiny MU. Movements like at really big. And a lot of that is young people starts at home by talking to your parents like mom and dad. Do you recycle? Do we have to have water bottles in the house instead of a juice box every day? Mom, can I have the same Cup with a lid that I put on and I bring to school with me. So you can do that kind of in your own home. But then when you go to school look in the cafeteria and see if your cafeteria is using single use plastic utensils and start there too. I mean letters from kid or any type of any type of activism that's coming from young person takes older people. It takes them off guard in this way, where I think that they become really receptive. So there's all really great examples around the country of how kids have just simply posed a question to someone in power. Whether it's a grocery store manager or their principal or their lunch lady or their mom and started kind of a little mini revolution. Where other kids get on board? There are even organizations that are dedicated to helping young people be activists on this subject. My name is on a balance and education director at alka Lita are small non profit that focuses on preventing plastic pollution on. Aku says there are ways to start small with your own personal use to combat the problem of so much plastic definitely start with yourself. I think about what you use in your daily life. That's plastic. And then pick one thing that you want to start replacing. So it could be maybe you pack, a water bottle in your lunch every day. Well, maybe think about using a reusable bottle or reusing a plastic one. Even if you have no other option, and then once you've got that new habit down start focusing on the next thing. So you could look at packing your whole lunch, plastic free or plastic smart as we like to say, so just re- you can even reuse plastic items like plastic. Upper wear is still better than ziplock bag for your sandwich because you can use it so many times, and then you can also even go further. So you can if you're going grocery shopping with your parents, you can go you can ask them to look for items that have, you know, things that are packaging glass instead of plastic or in a peeper bag or go to the bulk aisle and get your favorite snacks in bulk bringing your own produce bags to put all your snacks in. So there's so many different ways that you can start to be aware of the plastic that you're using in your daily life, and then taking one step at a time on a ca- has an example of how she does this in her own life. I have a kit of reusable 's that I carry around with me wherever I go. So I have a fork and a spoon that I bring with me. So if ever need to eat anything, whether I'm at work or. I'm at an event or go out to eat. I can use my reusable 's and I have a Tupperware as well that I carry around with me and leaving my car to that I can use if I'm ever going out to eat. I can put my leftovers in it. I also make sure to always have a bag and water bottle or or tea mug. And I also at home, I have a little clothesline that hang up in my kitchen that I wash out my plastic bags as I still buy bread and plastic bag sometimes so I'll reuse all of those things that I'm getting at the grocery sort as packaging, and I'll try to reuse them as trash bags or as produce bags until I can't use them anymore. But what about the bigger steps on a ca- says kids are making a big difference on this issue by making the adults in their lives. Think about how much of an impact plastic has on. The world one school here in Los Angeles. They took all of their styrofoam trays from one day at one JR. And they stocked them up really high and put him in the front yard of the school next to a tree and all the parents and teachers in administration saw and realize just how much EPS or styrofoam they were using every single day. And they decided to have the Los Angeles school district eventually got so big at the Los Angeles school district decided to team up with other large five largest school districts in the United States and by teaming up together, they were able to reduce the cost of alternate of Compostable trae, and we're able to make the switch, and there are other examples where students have asked their school to make reusable materials more available or to cut down on single use plastic waste or to stop making plastic straws available unless Kim. Need them for mobility issues? But ultimately, it's going to take more than these small movements to make a big enough difference. We definitely need companies around the world to. Rethink their packaging to work together with at the design phase to work together with recycler is and making their their packaging recyclable from the get-go, and we also definitely need policy to hope that along and to make these things normal right because right now, it's a really big deal. If a company says, hey, we're going to repackage our product. So that it's more recyclable or less wasteful or uses less, plastic and. Those are earlier's right now. And we kind of need that to happen across the board in which is where policy will come into play and policies are starting to change big countries. Small states even cities are making changes around single use plastic here in Vermont where but why is based there are a couple of different laws that lawmakers are debating right now the deal with the problem of plastic pollution, one of them would make it so stores can't offer single use plastic bags and customers wouldn't be able to for example, get a bag at a grocery store that they'd just throw away when they get home any bag. You got at a grocery store would have to be one that you reuse, and you wouldn't be able to get styrofoam containers. If you got takeout food plastic bags are already banned in many cities around the United States, California has a ban on plastic bags and Hawaii more or less does as well. The most populous counties have all outlawed non-biodegradable bags four states require. Labeling and recycling programs for plastic bags ten states, though, have gone the other way entirely passing laws that say plastic bags can't be outlawed in Australia when two supermarket chains stopped giving away plastic bags they prevented one point five billion bags from going out in just three months. Most of the states and territories in Australia have taken steps to pass legislation to restrict plastic bag. Use straws are another issue. One study estimated that five hundred million straws are used every day cities like Seattle Washington. DC and Vancouver have already banned straws in sit down restaurants in California. You're only supposed to get a straw. If you specifically ask for one. So people are starting to realize what a big problem. Plastic can be and take action. What about you? Do you do something to prevent more plastic from going into the ocean or the landfill? Maybe you've told the adults in your life. You don't want anymore. Plastic toys, or maybe you do something at your school. Like what we heard from on Akot an alley. Tell us about it and tell us what else you'd like to learn about that's it for this episode. But if you have a question, you can have an adult in your life recorded for you. Tell us your first name where you live, and how old you are. And what you want to know you can do it on a smartphone using the memo function or another free app that records voices, then have your adult send the file took questions at but why kids dot org? Thanks in this episode to Allie Maloney at teen vogue and Ana balance at alga Lita, but why is produced by melody debt in me, Jane Lindholm at Vermont public radio. Our theme music is by Luke Reynolds. We'll be back in two weeks with an all new episode until then stay curious.
"Nine! Looking to put quiz, seven, hundred and nine hundred eight. Before we start at like to thank Becky who came up with the idea for a three. Round one. It same Masha madness music ground, so you're about here. Five pieces of music each which is a mash up of two different songs in each case, unlike the artist of both of those of. Western one. You know the rules and. Commitments Lana! Other guy! Just wanted to tell you. Make you understand. just wanted to tell you. Question to. Ask. Ahead. It's the. Show. Question Three. Simple. One. Third! Victim. Western four. Nine Question Five. She thown wedding ring. In the movie. And now not proud of. Join Up. nope. suggests. Just. Somebody know. Round to. Run to the Pacific Ocean. Question Saves. Name any one of the four self American countries that have a Pacific Ocean coast. Question Seven. The challenger deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest point in the Pacific. Healthy, is it? Four thousand, one, hundred and twenty eight meters. Six thousand, two hundred and that you want me to use. All Ten thousand nine hundred and twenty eight meters. Question aid. which much more see of the North Pacific Ocean separates. From Alaska. Question Nine. Which Portuguese explorer named the Pacific Ocean during his voyage to circumnavigate the globe. Question ten. What name is given to the periodic warming of the Central and east central? Equatorial Pacific which caused his tropical cyclones and droughts. Round three. From three around on national animals for each of the following five questions, I will name an animal, and I would like to tell me the country, for which that is the national animal. Question Eleven. Red Kangaroo. Question Twelve. Ring Tailed Lima. Question Thirteen. SPRINGBOK. Question Fourteen. North, American beaver! Question Fifteen. Unicorn. Round Four. And for East Art. Question Sixty. Donatello. August wrote down and Henry Mole. All artist's best known for works in which branch of the facial arts. Question Seventeen. which painting is mentioned in the opening lines of the Don, McLean, Song Vincent. starry night! sunflowers. Poor the potato eaters. Question eighteen by what name is the Rembrandt Painting Militia Company of District Two under the command of captain? Franz Panic Cook commonly node? Question Nineteen. Which, American artists is most famous for his eighteen seventy one painting of his mother? Question Twenty. Pietro Torrid Jonah is an Italian artist who is perhaps best remembered for his violence temperament and his attack on which both famous artist breaking his nose. Becky tune happens with the answers after Tyler John. Tyler with Pacific daylight time. Not. Long. Proud. Not Love, The answer. Tell you. Okay you need artists, hip talk to the saltire is as well number one walls. Wake me up by. Chief. That's never gonNA give you up by, Rick. Two was hotel California by Eagles and California Commission by we talked. Should he propose? Bombing. Number three was super freak by Rick James Although generous over except MC Hammer. and New rules by Q. Alita. Account. Before woes smooth by Sant`Anna and have fun by Mugabe. And for number five we have you need to come down by two swift. and Royals Sh- by. Round two. was on the Pacific Ocean and the answer to number six Anita one of the four South American countries that have a civic ocean coast, so any of the following do. Chile Peru. Ecuador Colombia. Pacific the deepest point in the Pacific. Ocean is ten thousand, nine, hundred twenty eight meters. Number eight that marginal sea that separates Russia and Alaska is the Bering Sea. The puskas explorer who named the Pacific Walls Ferdinand Magellan. And number ten the with a phenomenon of the central. Pacific East called El Nino. Round three. From three posts, the quickfire round on national animals and the outset number eleven. The Red Kangaroo is the national animal of Australia. Number twelve. The Ring Tailed Lebron is the national animal of Madagascar. Thirteen? The SPRINGBOK is the national animal of South Africa. Number fourteen the North American beef. Is the national animal of Canada. Number fifteen. The Unical he sting national animal of Scotland. Round Four. The Fund was art and the answer Tim Sixteen Donatello Rodin and more famous for sculpture. Seventeen the painting in the opening lines of Vincent. Was Story. But eighteen militia company of district two under the command of captain. France panic. Coke is better known as the nightwatch. The artist famous fully painting of his mother was James Abbott McNeill with slow. She just said we slept. That's fine. Number Twenty. Pietro Torch Yano is best known for attacking Michelangelo. Only. That sit for quiz seven nine hundred. Thank you very much for listening. A few months before we go. Happy Birthday and I. Love you very much. Look forward to many more years of pulled quiz with you. Will. Happy Birthday to one. Via, from calf. and Happy Birthday Brandy from Jenny. I'll speak next week. By now.
AP One Minute Headlines Nov 09 2018 15:00 (EST)
"California fires. I'm Ed Donahue, the AP news minute long ways from being out of the firefight. There are six major wildfires burning in California. Cal fire's Ken pill modest following the fires in the north right now. We are focus is on life safety. There are active rescues continuing to go on on all of these fires. And in particular, the campfire in Butte county, at least five bodies have been found in burned vehicles in northern California. Everyone in Malibu in southern California is being told to evacuate from a wildfire. There we have over three hundred Los Angeles County firefighters here, and as mentioned collectively that's going to grow as we continue to battle this fire, and as it is headed towards the Pacific Ocean. Alon forcement official says the gunman who killed twelve people at a southern California bar posted to social media during the attack the official told the AP, Ian, long had Facebook and Instagram accounts. And he posted about his mental state. And whether people would believe he was saying, I'm Ed Donahue.
That time the CIA stole a Russian submarine
"Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen walled with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered. This is the story of the single greatest deception, V, greatest sham ever perpetrated by the CIA. Well, at least that we know of so in nineteen sixty eight the Cold War is in full swing. That's Robert buyer, the director of the CIs museum in our previous episode. He told us about the one shot. Pistol the United States plan to airdrop into Europe during World War, Two amazingly enough though. He's gotten even better story. This one about the Cold War. The United States versus the Soviet Union. The heyday of espionage, both powers are looking at each other trying to gain advantages sort of like chess with checkmate being a nuclear war. And at that time that a Soviet submarine called the K one twenty nine sink somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. There were. Nearly one hundred sailors aboard but there was also other precious cargo it's got three nuclear missiles aboard and it's got incredibly valuable cryptography equipment, the Russians obviously go nuts looking for it. No luck, at least not for the Russians. They spent two months searching for the sub before giving up. They apparently didn't have the super, nifty, hydrophones, essentially underwater microphones, the US navy was using to listen to sounds across the ocean trying to pick up Soviet nuclear test explosions. They actually hear this submarine going down in triangulating, the signal the United States is able to find out exactly where that submarine is resting at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean roughly fifteen hundred miles north west of Hawaii. That's where you're Li seventeen thousand feet down on the ocean. In floor. And this, this is where the story becomes totally bananas. The CIA desperately wants to get its hands on this sub- and study. It's technology, but it's the Cold War, a, you can't just disclose that, you know, we're an enemy vessel is where you blow your chance to get the goods and be you can't just send the navy out in hope. Nobody notices a big crane going fishing for an enemy vessel, but the CIA it can do what the organization has been doing since its earliest days, come up with a cover story, some great disguises, then fool everyone. And that's exactly what happened on a scale that nearly defies belief. So the cover story, it goes like this Howard Hughes. The eccentric billionaire is going to build a gigantic ship called the glow. Mark spoarer in it's going to sail to the Pacific Ocean and mind the ocean floor for Magoni's nachos. And he's going to make a fortune off of this Howard Hughes was the perfect ruse the billionaire owned dozens of companies from film studios to aircraft and satellite manufacturers he had like other titans of industry quietly work with the government on sensitive projects in the past. So the CIA it sets up fake companies fake, PR operations, you name it. The cover story was so believable that there's a boom, in deep sea, mining and a bunch of other companies jump in and a whole new industry is created the whole operation is hidden in plain sight, the most. Important character in the operation was a ship, a real ship called the Hughes, glow marks floor that the CIA designed, there was a hidden compartment in the middle of the ship that had a claw system that descended unseen, unless you were underwater to the ocean floor to scoop up, the sub the design and construction took several years until finally in early nineteen seventy four six years after the submarine, sank, the glow, mar sailed to the site. The mission was underway, and then a Soviet intelligence trawler shows up out of the blue. Yeah. Pluck twist this, obviously unnerved the crew and intelligence officials back home, all those years of planning not to mention a potentially catastrophic diplomatic confrontation or worse at sea. According to declassified documents American. Officers directed the crew to prepare to defend the control world while sensitive spike, Whitman was destroyed. But the Soviets it turns out, they were just as as everyone else. But it turns out that they're just trying to figure out like the rest of the world. What is Howard Hughes doing? It's economic espionage, they're trying to figure out what's going on. The two ships actually spoke to each other via signal flags. What kind of vessel are you? The Soviets asked a deep ocean mining vessel. The Americans replied. The Soviets believed it in before leaving they sent one more message. I wish you all the best. But then few days later, another Soviet intelligence trawler comes in. And they hang out for the rest of the operation. If someone ever makes a big Hollywood movie of this story. This will be the moment, the second trawler showing up nearby where the audience stops eating popcorn and wild that Soviet intelligence trawler is circling around the claw gets to the bottom of the ocean scoops up that submarine and starts bringing it to the surface. The sub is halfway up to the ship's belly. When disaster strikes, two of the clause, fatigue and break. And a portion of the submarine falls back down to the bottom of the ocean. They salvage the operation in managed to get most of the sub into the ship, and that's Soviet trawler. Well, it toots one horn. Goodbye and takes off in the declassified report on the operation. The CIA wrote one can only. Conjecture the reaction and chagrin of Soviet authorities, when they later realized that to Soviet navy ships were on the scene, and in effect witnessed the recovery operation against their lost submarine. The moment came in one thousand nine hundred seventy five when the secret began to unravel after bitch, and pieces of Hughes's role were leaked to the Los Angeles Times syndicated columnist. Jack Anderson, put more of it together leading to even more questions from reporters the CIA struggled to contain the damage the drama even entered a new phrase into the cultural lexicon, after freedom of information requests began rolling in to the CIA as public affairs department. They say we can neither confirm nor deny this story that is known as the glow mar response. And that is when that phrase, enters the English language but back to the submarine any plans, the CIA had to go back and get the rest of it. Now, vanished the operation is over the Soviet Union tells us, if we try to go get the sub that it will be an active. War. So what did the United States alternately find on that sub what they find aboard that submarine, a large portion of it, and it's still classified to this day they did find Soviet nuclear warheads to infect? And they discovered the remains of six Russian submarines, they played the Soviet anthem and buried them at sea with full honors and they've videotaped this, the CIA has posted the recording on YouTube. Nine hundred ninety two just after the Soviet Union had fallen the CIA as then director Rick gates gave the tape to Russian President Boris Yeltsin and President, Yeltsin, when he saw it and saw how well sailors had been treated burst into tears, the Soviet Union had just fallen and they were marking point of new point in US Russian history. And so they gave this as a gesture of goodwill. I'm Mike Rosen walled. Thanks for listening. For more forgotten stories from history. Visit Washington Post dot com slash retro pod.
Clever Crows Can Sense Weight
"If you're seeing object blowing down the street, you will infer that it is light that will be your conclusion. Even if you can't determine what the object is this ability to represent white to ourselves as a cause for what we see in the world has long been considered an exclusively human middle activity. Not even chimpanzees have shown the aptitude, but low a bird swoops down to make some ob- survey. Sion's it's a member of the crow family, the Corvus, and it can infer wait like humans is the New Caledonian crow which resides on his namesake island in the Pacific Ocean and two thousand seventeen researchers from various international universities observed twelve New Caledonian birds in the lab, the crows learn to drop an object into a tube based on the objects wait to receive a food reward. Then six crows were taught that only light. Objects out them, a treat the other six only received treats for transferring heavy objects next came the real test of the crows abilities, the researcher suspended the same object in front of a fan as you can guess the light objects blue in the breeze, while the heavy objects were unmoved when all the crows observe this that each tried to choose the object link to their reward seventy percent of time all the birds made the right choice. The crows were able to judge the weights of objects simply by watching how they behaved in the breeze. These crows don't have to lift an object to know. It's heavy they can deduce that purely by observation it makes you wonder are there. Others like us and the corvettes who see the effects of the wind. This moment of science comes from Indiana University. I'm Don glass.
Great Chilean Earthquake - May 22, 1960
"Creed an obsession lie at the heart of the feather thief, a page turning account of a museum, heist, that reads like a classic crime thriller, the feather thief dramatically recounts, theft of rare bird, feathers coveted on the black market. The man determined to possess them at any cost and the surprising history of commodity once worth more than gold declared absorbing by NPR and fascinating by the New York Times the feather thief is now in paperback wherever books are sold. This day in history class is production of iheartradio. Hi everyone. Welcome to this day in history class where we uncovered the remnants of history every day. Today is may twenty second twenty nineteen. The day was made twenty second nineteen sixty. The largest earthquake ever recorded hit Tilly leaving two million people without homes, at least three thousand people injured in about one thousand six hundred fifty five people dead. The previous day a series of foreshocks had hit until a as people were preparing for the commemoration of the battle of Iquique, a naval battle during the war of the Pacific equipped with the magnitude of eight point to cause, destruction in the coastal town of Concepcion. T- lays president called off the day's events to put together an emergency response. A couple more earthquakes occurred. The next day in Concepcion with the last happening only fifteen minutes before the ball Devia earthquake. Two earthquakes travel south in a sequence to the big win. At about three eleven pm local time, a nine point five magnitude earthquake hit about one hundred miles off the coast of southern t lay though some estimates have put it at a nine point four or nine point six. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Pacific Ocean near the town of Luma co though, the city most affected by the quake with bog Devia it was a mega thrust earthquake or a large earthquake that occurs in a subduction zone, where one tectonic plate is thrust under another this quake happened when a six hundred twenty mile long part of the NAS car plate and oceanic plate that makes up a big part of the Pacific Ocean floor plunged under the South American plate. It was and still is the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded. The seismic main shock lowered a quarter of two laze outer coast by a few feet ended expanded the area of the country. The earth movement triggered. A bunch of other natural disasters like sue nominees land size. A flood of all Kandic eruption and essays or surface oscillation on a lake in Argentina. Substance, or sinking of the ground due to the earthquake caused flooding in Chile that tames the impact shorelines and made marine navigational charts obsolete, the soon NAMI that the earthquake triggered caused deaths damage as far away as Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines at Hilo bay on the main island of Hawaii, huge waves killed sixty one people waves up to eighteen feet. Art five point five meters. Hit haunts you to pans main island killing one hundred and thirty eight people, and destroying sixteen hundred homes. The soon NAMI even caused damage in Los Angeles, San Diego in Long Beach, California in the Philippines, the soon NAMI caused at least twenty one deaths waves were observed in the Pacific Ocean basin. The Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean making it the first globally recorded sue, NAMI. Some seismologists have linked a rupture of the quarter Cowley a volcano until as late district to the earthquake as it erupted on may twenty fourth after about forty years of inactivity other of quakes occurred in the region in the sixteenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. And many aftershocks followed in the months after the nineteen sixty Valdivia quake, the global impact of the soon army led to the creation of the Pacific soon, NAMI warning system in nineteen sixty five. In two thousand ten an eight point eight magnitude quake occurred off the coast of central t lay scientists suggested that the twenty ten earthquake may have been the result of the stress up from the nineteen sixty earthquake. I'm Steph coat. And hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. If there's something that I missed an episode you can share it with everybody else on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook at t d I h z podcast. We'll see you tomorrow. For more podcasts from iheartradio. Visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows greed, and obsession lie at the heart of the feather thief, a page turning account of a museum, heist, that reads like a classic crime thriller, the feather thief, dramatically recounts that the of rare bird, feathers, coveted on the black market. The man determined to possess them at any cost and the surprising history of commodity wants worth more than gold declared absorbing by NPR and fascinating by the New York Times the feather thief is now in paperback wherever books are sold.
Passport to Palau
"The. Hi. I'm calling your host of the good news podcast. And I'm Neil the other host the good news podcast is your source for good news. Fun stories auditory, delight and sonic joy, we're bringing all of this goodness to you from the cards against humanity studios in Chicago. Talent. Have you heard of the island nation of Palau? I have not is it located the Pacific. Is that like a ringer of a question? No. I was a just had to think about it for a second. It's in the western Pacific Ocean. And it is the Republic of Palau. Okay. So how understand a little bit more where it is in relation to maybe Hawaii, west of Hawaii, west of Hawaii. So you've got us trillion. Yes. Right. Above that. You've got up NEW GUINEA, baba NEW GUINEA Guinea. Yes. And right above that, you've got pull out Palau, tiny island, nation reliant on tourism as many small islands in the Pacific are sure tourism is a very important part of their yearly income. In fact, the average number of visitors to Palau is seven times the actual population Dang's over every person who lives in plow, their seven, tourists clumping, around like like you and me wearing our big like new balance sneakers. Oh, I got singing in my shoes taken pictures, so you can pick. He's Palau has wanted to focus on maintaining the integrity of the natural ecosystem and the stewardship of the earth. I think that's a good idea. Some of the pictures, I've seen of the island, it's very, very beautiful. Very, very beautiful. Something that they have recently rolled out rather than just a stamp that says Palau nowadays. If you go to allow your passport will be stamped with the Palau pledge. It's so special which is a five stanza poem, that is your commitment to the future children of plow to take good care of the island while you're there and Colleen four this episode. Would you do me the distinct honor of reading that poem for me? And for the listeners, you got it. You're ready. I'm ready children of Palau. I take this pledge. As your guest to preserve and protect your beautiful and unique island. Hope I've ow to tread lightly act, kindly and explore mindfully. I shall not take what is not given. I shall not harm. What does not harm me? The only footprints I shall leave. Are those that will wash away that is stamped in your passport? And then right below it, there's a little spot where you sign the Palau pledge upon entry into the country, that I just think that's such a smart and unique way to welcome people into your space. Yep. And we've talked about small steps with big implications before, and I liked it. They're just aware that okay? We're going to have people coming. How can we get them on board with our mindset? And this is a great way to do it being just a little bit more, mindful. Thanks listening. Do you have good news? Awesome. Or maybe you wanna tell us a joke or idea. That's amazing. Email us at good news at cards against humanity dot com or leave his voice mail. Seven seven three two one seven zero one five six. You can also tweet us at the good news pod. And if you love the good news podcast review us on items. We appreciate it. Most of our music is by putting their same time same place Monday.
The Palau Pledge
"The. Hi, I'm calling your host of the good news podcast and I'm Neil, the other host. The good news podcast is your source for good news, fun stories, auditory delight and sonic joy. We're bringing all of this goodness to you from the cards against humanity studios in Chicago. Talent. Have you heard of the island nation of Palau. I have not. Where is it located? The Pacific. Is that like a ringer of a question. No, I was a just had to think about it for a second. It's in the western Pacific Ocean, and it is the Republic of Palau. Okay. So how understand a little bit more where it is in relation to maybe Hawaii west of Hawaii, west of Hawaii. So you've got us trillion. Yes. Right above that you've got up one Guinea Papa NEW GUINEA Guinea? Yes. And right above that you've got pull out Palau. Tiny island nation, reliant on tourism. As many small islands in the Pacific are shor. Tourism is a very important part of their yearly income. In fact, the average number of visitors to allow is seven times the actual population Dang's over every person who lives in plow their seven tourists clumping around like like you and me wearing our big like new balance sneakers. Oh, I got singing in my shoes taken pictures, so you can pick. He's Palau has wanted to focus on maintaining the integrity of the natural ecosystem and the stewardship of the earth. I think that's a good idea. Some of the pictures I've seen of the island, it's very, very, beautiful, very, very beautiful, something that they have recently rolled out rather than just a stamp that says Palau nowadays, if you go to allow your passport will be stamped with the Palau pledge. It's so special, which is a five stanza poem that is your commitment to the future children of Palau to take good care of the island while you're there and Colleen four, this episode would you do me the distinct honor of reading that poem for me and for the listeners you got it, you're ready. I'm ready children of Palau. I take this plan. As your guest to preserve and protect your beautiful and unique island. Hope. I vow to tread lightly act kindly and explore mindfully. I shall not take what is not given. I shall not harm what does not harm me. The only footprints I shall leave are those that will wash away that is stamped in your passport and then right below it. There's a little spot where you sign the Palau pledge upon entry into the country that I just think that's such a smart and unique way to welcome people into your space. Yep. And we've talked about small steps with big implications before and I liked it. They're just aware that, okay, we're going to have people coming, how can we get them on board with our mindset? And this is a great way to do it being just a little bit more mindful. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news? Awesome, or maybe wanna tell us a joke or idea. That's amazing. Email us at good news at cards against humanity dot com or leave his voicemail. Seven, seven, three, two one, seven zero one, five, six. You can also tweet us at the good news pod and if you love the good news podcast review us on items. We'd appreciate it. Most of our music is by putting their same time. Same place Monday.
"Welcome to kiss. Myths and mysteries signed your host, Kit Chrome today, myth or mystery, an island of plastic floats around the Pacific Ocean. You may have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But what is it out? Did it start and how can we do anything about it? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch name for a collection of marine debris that accumulated over time. Time due to converging ocean currents called Gyrus Gyrus are unique forms of ocean current, because they are large systems that move in a swirling motion, leaving marine debris, caught in their path to move and be trapped in the calmer, more stable Middle Shera. Two segments of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch exists in the Pacific. Ocean the western garbage patch which closer to. To Japan and the eastern garbage patch, which is closer to southern California and Mexico, almost entirely comprised micro-plastics, small pieces of plastic that measured less than five millimeters long and discarded fishing gear, floating the water surface, the Pacific garbage patch formed due to the buoyant and durable nature, these materials which allow symptom float for years in the ocean without breaking down larger and. And heavier pieces of debris sink. Likely there's even more garbage below. Either the two patches. In fact, scientists recently found that about seventy percent of all marine debris eventually sinks to the ocean floor where all the debris that comprises the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, come from an estimated fifty four percent of debris swirling in the patch originates from land in North America. America and Asia while another twenty percent likely comes from boats, large cargo ships cruise ships and offshore oil rigs that either lose or intentionally discard debris into the ocean once they're debris will float along with current until it ends up trapped between Chiara's for an uncertain amount of time. Marine debris isn't just unsightly. It is harmful to the plants and animals that call. Call. The Ocean home from entanglement of large migratory animals like whales to be mistaken for food by Sea Turtles Fish and seabirds, marine debris causes physical, and at times lethal harm to marine animals, micro-plastics and other debris can also harm plankton and algae by blocking the sunlight. They need to be able to undergo photosynthesis and produce energy for themselves, which causes harm. Harm throughout the Marine Food Web. Surprisingly marine debris can also serve as a vehicle for species to travel too far off habitats and subtle a new ecosystems, meaning marine debris can promote the spread of invasive species throughout the ocean prevention of the marine debris, entering the marine environment is the best strategy to prevent growth of the great. Pacific Garbage Patch which you can. Can do it home by reducing your own dependence on single use plastic items in your life, but the question I asked us I researched this story was. How do we get rid of this fine? Let's use single use plastics. Let's not add to it. But how do we get rid of what is already there? That will be the subject of another podcast. Plastic Island was produced here at night. All sound studio brought to you by audio books of adventure life on the edge, it kit, chrome, dot com, and by internationally recognized psychic and medium Sharon Bauer author the Book Life Eternal. Love Immortal that you can get at Sharon. Bauer medium. Dot Com. I'm KIP CRUMB THANKS FOR LISTENING
"Here's an moment of science trivia question Yale. Why is a guy salmon like a compass? What that's quite the riddle dying. Can you give me a hint we could do with magnets, well, compass points north thanks to the pull of the earth's geomagnetic field. But what does that have to do with fish quite a lot? In fact, it turns out that sockeye salmon are also sensitive to the earth's magnetic pool. Scientists have discovered evidence showing that salmon use a nifty trick called geomagnetic imprinting to find their way home to their birth. Rivers geomagnetic imprinting how so salmon can detect the precise geomagnetic feel of rivers location, and memorize it to help them return later. How did the scientists figure that out on allies migration? Data for guys, salmon, born and British Cologne. Via's Fraser river, this fish, leave the river to spend their adult life in the north Pacific Ocean two years later, they returned to spawn. Here's the thing though. They either have to swim around the north or the south end of Vancouver island to get back. The number of salmon using the northern route as steadily increased over the last century. And the scientists figured out that the IRS shifting geomagnetic fields were involved. Let me guess the magnetic field at the mouth of the Fraser river used to line up with the southern route. But these days it coincides with the northern passage instead, you've got it. And that is why Simon is like a compass and uses yours magnetic field appointed self in the right direction and find its way home. This moment of science comes from Indiana University on the web as a moment science dot org. I'm Don glass, and I'm Yale Cassandra.
Oceans Week Night Quiz
"Chompers is produced by Gimblett and sponsored by crest an oral B. Welcome back. It's time for jumpers. Your morning and night tooth brushing show. Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side. But don't brush too hard three. It's oceans week. And tonight, we have the answer to the quiz. From this morning. Our question was how deep is the deepest part of the ocean. Is it three thousand feet deep deep enough to cover the world's tallest building. Or twenty three thousand feet deep. Deep enough to cover the world's tallest volcano or thirty six thousand feet deep deep enough to cover Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain ready for the answer. First Switzer brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth and give me a drum roll by stumping your feet. The answer is thirty six thousand feet. Now. The deepest part of the ocean is in the Pacific Ocean. And it's a place called the challenger deep. It's so deep that light from the sun can't reach the bottom of the ocean. So it's completely dark only three people have ever made the journey to the challenger deep. That means more people have been to the moon that have been to the deepest part of the ocean Switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth mush the molars in the back to reaching the challenger deep is really difficult because of the deeper underwater, you go the more pressure. There is. Pressure is how hard one thing is pushing on another thing if you're in the challenger deep. There would be. Ocean water pressing down on you. Lots of secrets can live deep in the ocean because their bodies are made to take that pressure. But our human bodies work better on land Switzer rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth your tongue brush to. The challenger deep is really really deep. But we don't know for sure that it is the deepest part of the ocean. That's because only explored a tiny bit of the entire ocean. There's still a lot of ocean to discover that means they're also new species of animals in the ocean. And we don't even know about. That's choppers tonight. Become back tomorrow to discover more mysterious oceans with us until then. Three. Chompers is a production of Gimblett media. Chompers is brought to you by crest and oral B grownups getting your kids to brush twice a day. Shouldn't be a struggle crest, an oral B make it fun with toothpastes and kit appro- flavors like strawberry and bubble. Gum. An oral B has all kinds of dentist. Recommended toothbrushes and electric Emmanuel styles to help kids at every stage of their development. So help your kids. Get in the habit of brushing and make their smiles healthy for a lifetime. Because when they love brushing with crest and oral B, you'll love their healthy smiles.
Kon-Tiki arrived at Raroia atoll - August 7, 1947
"Today's episode is brought to you by fresh. Cravings fresh craving salsa is made with fresh vine ripened tomatoes crisp handpicked vegetables and zesty zesty peppers and spices. I had the mild spice version of the salsa and it was pretty much. The perfect level of spicer me the flavor is all melt together really nicely and the consistency is perfect to put on a chip it also has this homemade salsa taste and it's never cooked or pasteurized. It's refrigerated and sold in the produce section and it's made by a family owned arizona based company. You can find fresh craving salsa at the store. Nearest you or you can visit it. Fresh cravings dot com this day in history. Class is a production of iheartradio. Welcome to this day in history class. We're history history waits for no one. Today is august seven two thousand nineteen. The day was august seventh nineteen eighteen forty-seven norwegian ethnographer tour higher doll at his crew on kon-tiki made it to the royal atoll in the tuamotu archipelago near near tahiti higher dolls goal was to show that native americans could have migrated from east to west to reach polynesia at the time prevailing thought was that southeast asians traveled from the west eastward to populate polynesia polynesia comprises. This is more than a thousand islands in the pacific ocean and the polynesian triangle has hawaii at its north eastern island in the east and new zealand in the southwest iced. Tahiti is near the middle of the triangle and his book vikings of the sunrise mary dr scholar tehranchi berroa also no known as peter henry buck traced the migration of people eastward to polynesia but higher doll thought differently. He is studied zoology not t._i. Graffiti and polynesian history and culture he also spent time in the marquesses a group of volcanic islands in the southern pacific ocean and he came to believe that south americans traveled west to populate polynesia. He figured that they got to the islands by accidentally drift voyaging thing he came to that conclusion because wind and current patterns in the pacific ocean mainly flow from east to west and he thought that native americans erkin would have drifted with the wind rather than traveled against the wind as people coming to the islands from the west had to he noted how south with american plants like the sweet potato were in polynesia and he noticed similarities between monuments on the two hiba in the marquesses and those goes from ancient south american civilizations he also drew connections between the appearance and cultural traditions polynesians and south americans <unk> hired all hypothesized that people arrived in easter island from pre incan peru around five hundred c and another group of people he said arrived in hawaii from british columbia about five hundred years later so higher doll set off on a mission to show that south americans could have drift voyage to to the polynesian he assembled a crew of five men for no region and a swede to make the journey from peru to polynesia to demonstrate how the south americans could have drifted there with the wind and currents he had the crew build a raft made of balsa wood logs. He named the raft kon-tiki kon-tiki after an alternative name for an ink and creator guide. The team's trip began on april twenty eighth nineteen forty seven when they left kayo. Hey yo peru along with spanish speaking parrot. They had an amateur radio station that they use to communicate with north and south american stations otherwise they looked to the sun stars currents and winds to keep them on track they used sales paddles and a steering or to guide at the craft july thirtieth they spotted land and don't august seventh. The crew arrived at the roy at tall. They had traveled more within four thousand miles or sixty four hundred kilometers in one hundred one days higher doll proves that it was possible for south americans to travel polynesia on the tides but oral tradition archaeological data linguistic structures and plants still pointed to the west to east vibration theory being the more probable scholars still rejected his east to west theory and researchers built models showing it was highly unlikely that polynesia was populated through the drift process higher doll later led expeditions to islands in voyages in primitive vessels in the nineteen fifties new zealander andrew sharp proposed that polynesians did come from asia but that their vessels and navigational locational tools were too crude to get them from tahiti to hawaii or new zealand intentionally in nineteen seventy six traditional micronesian navigator mouthpiece alpine luke showed that intentional voyaging was possible using non instrument navigational and land finding techniques and polynesia could have been populated that way. I'm eve jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. If if you have any burning questions or comments to tell us you can find us on twitter instagram and facebook at t d. I h podcast cast. Thank you so much for listening and i hope to see you again tomorrow for more tidbits of history for more podcasts from iheartradio. I heart radio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows would the story that you tell it to. My daughter was i'm katherine. Townsend hosted the true crime podcast helen gone and i'm heading back to arkansas on a new case to find out what happened to jane award on september ninth nineteen eighty nine when there's no justice done it hurts a lot of people. I listened to hell and gone. That's h. E. l. l. and gone on apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcasts.
Hey Baby Island, How'd You Get Here? - When Underwater Volcanoes Grow UP!
"Uh-huh. As you may have heard the, wow. When the world pop up party has been popping up all over North America. And we're finally ready to announce our next four cities, Reggie drum roll, please. This spring and summer the wow on the Papa party is coming to Nashville Tennessee on may eighteenth, Boston Massachusetts on June second, Chicago, Illinois on July sixth and Denver Colorado on July fourteenth tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, April first, but members of the world organization of wows IRS get I on our members only free sale that is open now as in today. Also for Florida Wilders, don't forget we will be at the Tampa theatre on Saturday, April sixth. It's coming soon to hurry up and get your ticks for tickets and more info on all of our upcoming live shows visit tinker cast dot com slash events. Grownups that's tinker cast dot com slash events. That's it. Mel let's get on with this brand new episode of. Wow. In the world. Core. It's me. Many. Dennis. It's four in the morning. What are you doing up so early just getting ready for my morning walk with Mr. sleepy pants in here? Mr. sleepy pants moved out of that house five years ago. Lots of people have lived there. Back in the fifties. Lazy? Susan, then after her was Mr. and MRs party Palmer. They were cool. But they also owned a lot of scaredy cats. What are you even doing a weight? It's the middle of the night. Well, your making a racket, and I'm an insufferable busy body. Hm? Morning on time. Wicked good morning. Doing. It's middle of the night. Actually, it's four hours past the middle of the night. What's more? Since we're all away who wants to play yahtzee. This mindy. What is going on here? It's time for our new weekly neighborhood walk. Remember, I was saying how I needed to get more exercise after I won that napping hotdog eating contest. And then you were like, hey, we should go on one long walk around the neighborhood once a week. And then you said come over to my house and knock on the door tomorrow at four o'clock and judging by the time on this war. I'm not wearing right now. It's four o'clock. I four o'clock in the afternoon. I assume due to figure that out by yourself. Melian know what happens when you assume what you get confusing logistical mix ups like this. Well. Vokhan me up. So I suppose if we start now, we might be able to make it back for sunrise. Well, you know, I love a good sunrise one time, I took the wow machine to go back and forth in time. Just to watch the same. Sunrise twelve times in a row. You know, if you're not careful a birds gonna fly in your mouth, let me just get into my walkout gear. We can get going. Just just wait here for a minute. I'll be waiting right here. Well, Mindy looks like it's just you and may science minded Sassafras, enter professional neighborhoods. Nope. What exactly what adventures lion store for us? Will we saw scientific mysteries? Or will? We go. Eat dropping in the backyard. Personally, I say east dropping I think audiences will really respond to live ready right on time. Also, I've really want flesh. That's. Seasons. You know, maybe once you're actually out of bed and he's got the cold morning air on your face. It's actually quite nice being out at this time of day. It's so peaceful. No, no people. No cars, no babies running you over with the rollerblades schussed peace. Why? It's ready. Maybe one of the how was that? Oh, that was my phone who's trying to contact you at four in the morning, and that wasn't someone trying to contact me them. Why did your phone just Bach like a chicken that was just my phone? Letting me know that my app is finished downloading your yet. It's this new app called nice breakers. Nice breakers. It's kind of like ice breakers. You know, like the kind of questions that you ask people to get to know them a little bit better. But Mindy we've known each other for years. Do you really think we need icebreaker questions and oh Kay here? We go guy runs if you could take one item to a deserted island. What would it be? And why a good one Mindy? Let me see I suppose it would have to be my collection of essays from the London review of books. Color me surprised. Oh, boy, I could read and reread those for years and years and years until someone stopped by the island to rescue me. Who did I ever tell you about that one article? I read many about carbon capture solutions in developing live. You must know I guess I would have a rental rattle. Maybe a pacifier maybe like one of those little cribs you can travel with a rattle pacify or a crib Mindy. Why would you wanna take all this baby baggage to a deserted island? Thinking of a very specific island the island. I'm thinking of is a little baby island way out in the middle of the civic ocean near the island country of Tunga little baby island, Mendis, fisa island full of babies, of course, it's not an island full of babies guy arrived read documents could cause I thought you were saying the island is a baby what the island is a baby. I don't think I understand Mindy. You're gonna have to explain this one to me. I guess I could tell you about it. Yeah. But I'd rather show you about it come on. Let's turn this nice breaker into a stone cold and venture maker. I thought we were going for a walk Mindy. It's kinda hard to walk to an island guy. Roz? I mean for one they're surrounded by water on all sides. But good news for us. I having Hartley functional. Wow. Machine that can get us there. Liberty split and since it can travel through time we can just come back once done, and I can wake you up all over again. Anything I son, right. You'd think for science. Okay. You wipe here and I'll run back and get the wow machine. Okay. Okay. You. Right here. But now, she isn't. Wow. He's got lightning. Are you going along the wow machines the cats? Making out of the bottom. Margarine marjorie. Right out of butter. There we go. Okay. Hot been. Did you move the door again? Yeah. Had to make room for the solar powered toaster. The door is now. I put that thing. One hundred percent upcycle. Dr can you believe someone was just going to throw this thing away? Hindi. How did you get this thing? It looks four hundred years old one hundred twenty one years old I found it on the side of pirate ship and a band pirate ship. Sure. Just grab that. Got his new. I see here. Get peace empty coconut dashboard. Reggie borough. The wow machine the other day he took a four year vacation to Tahiti was back in an hour. Okay. All right. Let me see here punch in the court Annette's the island of good Tunga. Lock it in. And here we. Wow. What a ride. Ever gets old. Right. From the observation deck. Wait, the wow machine has an observation deck. Yeah. It's right between the gym and the business center. What's no? If you get to the pool you've gone too far. Can you hung Tunga? What have the youngest most teeny tiny baby islands in tire Worrell? Can you even believe it? It's the years. All today a little toddler two little Cutie. Pretty soon is going to be going off to island kindergarten to learn his island ABC's mic looked of middle island. Wait a minute Mindy. Is this what you mean when you were talking about a baby island isn't a cute look at those little and horrible sandbanks? I just eat a month. Where exactly are we anyway. Well, that's kind of a tough question to answer because well we're in the middle of nowhere. What nucle- lead this island belongs to the kingdom of Tonga and the kingdom of takas a string of islands in the South Pacific ocean. You know, it Tonga is made up of more than one hundred sixty island in his six thousand five hundred forty miles away from the US west coast hall here. I can see my globe right here. Jerry glow. Without it. Here. It is conga. It looks like these islands lie about halfway between Hawaii N New Zealand. Yeah. That looks about right. And this little baby was formed in the kingdom of Tonga in January of two thousand fifteen. So do you wanna watch watch what the island being born horn, many don't you mean formed? Yeah, that's what I said. So do you wanna watch? Yeah. Within strap and again, we're going to use this. Wow. Machine to travel back in time all the weight thousand fifteen two thousand fifteen that's like seven guy phones ago. I know aren't ancient culture. So fascinating two thousand fifteen. That was a close one. I had to dodge a Royal wedding to soccer World Cups and beyond say, baby. Putt were here safe. Oh, why pushed that how? Mindy? Was that? Well, I had to guess I'd say it's an underwater volcanoes and undo water volcano is there an echo. Mindy mindy? Why in the world? Would you land us right over an active underwater, volcano guy Roz? This is how most highlands are formed in fiery watery depths of massive underwater. Volcano. Now the for the myth of. Gift these things to open up. Like, a good one Mindy, are you? Sure. Safe in here. I'm not sure we're saving you're gonna give the. Part of the show. Sure thing. Oh, wait, don't you? Just pull this cord. I am here that. Look back Mindy all those bubbles and jets of water that massive cloud of ash. This is a Beijing. And to think that just four years from now there'll be an island right there medic sack same spot. Wait a minute Mindy. Is this a book Hanoch island? You know, it is, you know, Mindy I've read about these sorts of islands before. But if I'm not mistaken, Joel these islands only, usually hang around for a few months before sinking back into the ocean. Yeah. In fact, over the past one hundred and fifty years only three about Cannock islands have survived more than a few months. Whoa. Is right. But this island is extra special because because it's sort of shaped like the bat signal close. But no this island is extra special because it's the only one of those three islands that have been. Born in the age of satellites which means which means that we have satellite photos of growing up from small little eruption in two thousand fifteen to the four year old. We have now in two thousand nineteen maintenance. And if played all those satellite images in a row like a flip book. It would look a little something like this. What's wrong button? Put the vast forward button on this thing. Oh here. It is. A little something like this. I can see the islands Oli rising up from the water look conceal Lance starting to sweat out on the lax wheel down there. Coming up on twenty nineteen time. This. Right. There we go back to present day rice landing Mindy. Thanks, buddy. It's now been around four years. So does that mean that Hunga Tonga is here for good now? Well, according to a team of scientists from NASA Goddard spaceflight center that recently visited the island on a research position. They expect the island will be here for round another thirty years. Wow. Really? You know? In fact, I think I see one of those little researchers down there on the beach right now what maybe he can tell us more about it. Let me just get on the megaphone. We. I do. I guess we're gonna have to investigate ourselves pear water landing guy Roz water landing to one zero. Leak. Do you? What are we going to do work in the middle of the Pacific Ocean slowly sinking? Wow. When she well. The first thing we're going to have to do it's not complaining and go with the flow yet, it is it leaking water in the in a second thing to do is grab and help me get to land before this machine becomes. Oh, wow. That quickly machine are the ores in the same places last time yet worse. They're not guy arrived here. All right, next to the tennis racket, you want starboard or does it matter. Starboard today. Caq mindy? This is a tennis racket Vantic Skyros. And wrote. And. We made it. Okay. Let's get out and see what's going on on on. Smell that South Pacific Polynesian air. Wow. Mindy take a look at this soil. It's completely black and it's grains are bigger than regular sand. Like small little piece is pebbles. Yeah. I think this might be basaltic, but salt hope you mean, the type of rock that forms once the lava from a volcano cools down exactly all of this black stuff or standing on right now probably started its life as piping hot book, Cannock magma. And yet look over there. Mindy over wear for their there's green vegetation growing all over this baby island. Green vegetation is my third favorite kind of vegetation. Let's check it out. Print this out guy. Ron this is incredible Mindy. This island is in the middle of the ocean, hundreds of miles away from most of the rest of the world, and yet life seems to be thriving here. But how well e it's anything like other islands in the Pacific the answer. Ably lies in what those feathered friends are doing over there where see over there. The birds those city turns chilling out over on the cliff. They write those suty turns that have decided to make this island their home as they fly across the Pacific, and these birds of most likely these plants with them. Well. Is that suty becoming UP turn? And the seeds from many of these plants probably arrived in the bellies of these migratory birds and once they pooped out onto the volcanic soil here. Well, it began to grow into what we see here today. You mean like how those ducks for spreading deaf? We'd from Ponto pond lake to lake all over America. Exactly. That's not all Mindy folk panic soil like the stuff were standing on right now is shock a block full of nutrients like boss, fates, and nitrates and potassium and calcium which are all needed for plants to grow up big and strong. Yeah. Well, what you're reading their guy arise because there's a lot of that plant fertilizer all over this island beach. So did you find out what the scientists from NASA learned about this island Mindy? Well, as it turns out this little volcanic island teaches a lot more about other volcanic islands and not talking about just the ones found here on earth. Wait, what do you mean? Okay. So the scientists at NASA are hoping that these satellite images can help us to understand. How K knows an oceans work together to make islands here on earth. And if they can do that they can use similar satellite images that we have from Mars to understand if they were also formed with ocean millions of years ago. You know, what Mindy? It's actually quite peaceful out here. Perfect spot for our morning, walk the beach waves hooping bird. What more could you ask for? No, not more. Nice breakers own waas more nice breakers. Okay. Let's see here. This is a good one. If you had to choose between getting woken up at four in the morning every day for the rest of your life or ROY across the Pacific Ocean with nothing, but a wooden door from a pirate ship and a tennis racket. What would you choose? Wow. Won't be white back up. Spiff messages sport you support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the Annie E Casey foundation developing solutions to support strong families and communities to help ensure a brighter future for America's children. More information is available at eighty CF dot org. Support also comes from the Annie E Casey foundation developing solutions to support strong families and communities to help ensure a brighter future for America's children. More information is available at eighty c F dot org. 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Trader Joes Petit Reserve Russian River Chardonnay 2018
"The binder back after being the wait to the palate it's got a mix of tart citrus maybe a sweet creamy fruit does petite reserve Russian River Valleys Noma County Chardonnay twenty eight teen creamy thing. I got Little Vanilla Oak there and you get this lemon Chiffon and you get a green apple and some juicy peach and river valley and it says the aged exclusively in French oak which doesn't happen in six ninety nine chardonnays either so four a trader Joe's wine which we've been doing a lot lately and there's been a reason which I'll get to in a bit and this one is called trader I'm paying style sparkling wine producers in California if they're not there one of the best so they don't take if he grapes so all the sudden the it's a six ninety nine Chardonnay six ninety nine Chardonnay normally don't have Russian river grapes in it and I was taste like the typical six ninety nine wines here I go lemon curd thing and it's a meal it's Whoa this isn't what you normally get in Essex ninety-nine wine so what is I don't know I don't think they do Pinot noir saw that they used to do Chardonnay but they sell their grapes to Schramsberg which may be are the best show it's got almost got some unleashed thing where they you stir the annelies that means you the yeast that a single vineyard families state the James Sellers James Sellars state there Pinot producers from the Russian river valley and they yes I know about this wine from the fearless Flyer I got that and I was looking at and didn't really say much about it a lot about how you know I'll I'll what is this I don't really know I mean it's When I bought it I figured okay they've got some grapes from a you know well known like that usually isn't in the price range for six ninety nine lines and then I drank it and I'm going to take a SIP now and it didn't like Woah wait a minute this isn't a sixty-nine trader Joe's drink now value priced wine this is coming from an estate in the Russian House next to the inexpensive style sells a whole lot more than more expensive style but this is like wait a minute single vineyard French French it wasn't much in the Russian River Valley I'll tell you everything I know about which isn't a great deal it used to run to the East and West to the Pacific Ocean are there made a come together quicker that to be able to sell them sooner they're brighter there fruity I didn't say this is good that's bad they're two different styles if you want a chardonnay that has Russian river fruit from State Single Estate Vineyard family owned never heats up that much during the day has really long growing season this is a good good good place to grow grapes specially Chardonnay Pinot noir good it tastes and stuff but nothing in interesting in the front labels typical trader Joe's Front label thing and I look on the back and L. Valley's will hold the cold air and it's close enough to Pacific Ocean that the cold air goes streaming through in the morning fog comes through and until the next time the cheap gets some twenty dollar one they're selling for six ninety nine I think it's probably maybe half expensive half not you know techniques doc eighteen vintage so there couldn't have been a ton of French oak in here are a ton of aging French oak but it's like you know what app of it and and you don't want to pay more than seven dollars I don't think you have too many choices on what to buy this one might be expensive half that's not because you don't use French jokin? sixty-nine chardonnays for the most part so what is I don't know a taste like really good dry and that's it for me drank it I like it it's cheap it's got good things going for and that's it for me Aba and they made it in the regular drink at now Chardonnay that all eight nine ten dollar other shiners and make those winds are made differently from the twentieth. It runs north-south runs parallel to the Pacific Ocean and it's a great place Pinot Noir and Chardonnay this is a wine that you're not gonna find everywhere I mean
Earth Week Night I Spy
"Chompers is produced by Gimblett and sponsored by crest and oral B. Welcome back. It's time for chompers here morning and night tooth brushing show step brushing on the top of your mouth and brush the inside outside and chewing side of each. One. Its earth week. And tonight, we've got more I spice for you will describe something, and you get to guess what it is. Here's your first one. I'm in a gigantic and beautiful piece of land that crosses the American states of Montana, Idaho. And Wyoming, I see a river stream that flows through a lake large mountains and geyser. I see bison far away and swans and elk and sheep by the river. Where am I? Find out after you. Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, but don't brush too hard. I'm in. Stone Yellowstone was one of the first national parks in the world. There are now. Hundreds of national parks across the world and national park is where animals and plants are protected from human activity. National parks are very important to conservation of our environment. Not only protect plants and animals, but they help keep water and air clean. Switzer rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and brush the inside outside and chewing side of each tooth. Here's another ice by I'm sailing across the Pacific Ocean. Halfway between Hawaii and California and the water which was clean and dark blue for a while now spotted with plastic bits floating all around. What what do? I spy showed it out. Great Pacific garbage patch. The great Pacific garbage. Patch switcher rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth. And don't forget the molars in the back. A garbage. Patch is an area of the ocean where lots of litter collects floating on the ocean surface. It's mostly made of plastic waste like fishing here. The great Pacific garbage. Patch is the largest patch of this waste, scientists think it could ways something like eighty thousand tonnes that's like more than ten thousand elephants floating in the ocean. I don't want to trash talk. But it's a big waste when you think about how that plastic could been recycled. Let's say for chompers tonight, but come back tomorrow for more earthy nerdy facts until then rinse before you three. Chompers is a production of Gimblett media. Grownups your favorite? Twice-daily tooth brushing podcast is now an album songs to brush your teeth to features all your favorite hits from chompers. Brush your teeth to Bob flake, cover your sneeze brush your teeth. The dragon who couldn't breathe fire and fruit has seized you can find songs to brush your teeth to from chompers on Spotify, apple music, or wherever you listen to music. Chompers is brought to you by crest and oral B grownups. It's April and flowers are starting to bloom it's a fresh start to a new season. It's also the perfect time for a fresh set of toothbrushes and toothpastes from crest and oral B with dentist recommended toothbrushes. It's easier than ever for your kids to sprout new habits and crest toothpastes come in flavors. Your kids will love like strawberry and bubblegum. Blooming smiles are always in season, thanks to crest and oral B.
Big Adventures aviator Charles Kingsford Smith
"This is an ABC. Podcast on Charles Kingsford. Smith's has stark flight across the Pacific Ocean. He flew the plane his beloved southern cross at an altitude of thousands of fate in order to escape a series of raging storms way out there Smith. He and his crew entered a moonlit realm. He said there was no world. We were selling lazily on the Milky Way sitting behind Smith. He his radio operator tap tap descriptions in Morse code and far far below all around the world. People were glued to their radio sets following the progress of the southern cross as it made. Its way across this uncharted air groups of friends even made a potty of it spending the evening together listening Smith East progress hour after hour day after day and thousands of people turned out when the plucky little plane landed at Brisbane's Eagle Farm aerodrome on the night of June nineteen twenty eight. Yes it Smith. His journey that is today's big adventure and it was told to me by his biographer and Blaney in two thousand nineteen and spoke about our greatest aviator is called King of the air. The turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith. Hello Hello Sarah. Is it true that you'll Malvo once? Flew in the southern cross sheer snake- snakes off. I think with his style. Don't think my grandmother would have approved at all. They lived in the country and he used to come. Smith used to come. Round giving joy flights you had to pay ten shillings. Oh sometimes a pound to go for a couple of minutes in southern cross. They packed people in the words. Many sixteen or even in that little cabinet the back but children sitting on these. I mean health and safety never considered from what one moment and my mother had very quick all to you. It's I about it was we. Were only up there for a few minutes and there were a lot of people the camp when you were growing up at school and was he's a name that was talked about in history. He was an Australian Hero. When learned about Magellan and Greg and all those people circumnavigating the world. We also heard this media to navigate at the Wilton. I can remember on a notice board the classroom. There was a picture of him and also marked in red his map with his his route across the Pacific was made a sir later on in life. But how was he talked about? How added people were not and by what name it was always smoothie when he was knighted in nineteen thirty two. I think it was. He said he wanted to keep on being called Smith so he used to be served with the what used to all this in the country and it was a bit embarrassing Smith Smith and even king here time straight to the top used to refer to his wife as his good lady so Smithian his good light it I would say. He grew up in in Sydney. What kind of kid was was Charles? Total did able very very naughty almost to the end of him because he was not careful in the water on Monday at Bonn die. He went for a swim with his cousin and was carried out beyond the furthest brake and I pulled him in and thought he was dead. They worked a little bit on. His body was one of the earliest rescues by lifesavers. I think in Australia. And he didn't revive giving him up for dead. When I came out of the crowd was watching and said I'll take over now and going back to live. It was remarkable and this made his mother review him in other strange way. His mother was very religious and she filled in some why. God marked him out for something important in life he joined. He joined up as soon as he turned eighteen in. Nineteen fifteen and served I in Egypt and then in Gallipoli. What kind of soldier was Mathie? We'll he went off looking for adventure as all those young men. They had no idea what was entitled in fighting in the war. I saw just as a glorious glorious adventure it was very disillusioned when he got to glibly thank heaven. He didn't get there in April. When originally went he didn't get dickel? September most of the bad flashing was over by then unthanked to live had become rather humdrum and boring. It was very wet and cold and they didn't have proper clothes. I only had like some uniforms. It go terrible rheumatism. He looked back on us as a fiasco something. He shouldn't have happened and he shouldn't have been. I believe he had a gramophone creature. His his dugout they lived in dugouts. Were was the life and soul of the whole era. It was often so of his particular area. It was something called plugs or plugged platter his Doug. Bses lots of funding mused themselves by making up stories and limericks listening to the gramophone having also unplanned cards all those things because actually it was fairly boring by the time. And how did he come to join the airforce? Well we're looking for recruits. The end of night inch sixteen the what terrible. Terrible casualties prideful casualties and in the Royal Flying Corps was called in fact. The average expectation of life was two to three weeks. I am I just had to get more people into it. So if you're a pilot two to three weeks you're lucky if you lost her up more than that would aware of that when he wasn't. I'm sure they didn't tell anyone but that was So he had a commanding officer who admired him very much and who thought he was office material he was he was he was in the signals sort of engineer. He stop started to visit engineering before the war. And so that's why they put him into the signals and he was also dispatch rider because he was very good on the motorbike and he loved moves engines door engines of any sort so he has commanding officer thought he would be good in planes and he thought he would be good officer and gave him a wonderful reference and off he went. Did he take to flying straightaway? Yes absolutely they deployed a rigorous training. They they they lived in a college in Oxford and head. Theoretical training for a couple of months I think and then they actually went out to an air field and learned from practical flying and what sort of social life was slated. Hey founder Social Life. He he found. You could get a bus into the. Was it devises if you call? He was always on the lookout for girl. Lozenges lasers home to mom actually tell about goals. He's meeting France. Oh Bosca girls he said I think it means like Banzer while he was fighting in France. Oh Yes yes absolutely. And he said. I only know a bit of French. Butter doesn't seem to matter. What was the appeal was he? Was He handsome? Had tremendous tremendous energy. Girls really couldn't resist them salsa so he became a pilot and started flying missions. What did he say about farming on on German troops from his plane? Well he's got a very sad incident that kept coming back into his mind and he told people he was sent up in what. They called the salient the party. Up on the Belgian border there was a lot of fighting in that area yellowish. With desperate to take it he talks about diving on Sunken Lane where a whole lot of troops were racing. And he saw them he thought. Oh the you know these are sitting ducks and I thought Baltimore ducks or rabbits or something that you can just go down. And shoot and went down and shot. And he felt he said notably gleed they got so many of them but then when he got back and got out of the line suddenly it struck with these. We're human beings and he had known them down and he bought much out he was so terribly distressed emotional shock of it all suddenly him and that that remembrance kept coming back into his mind in peacetime he spoke about various people. Tell me about the injury that Smith. He got himself while he was gonNA put German border. Hit Him in the left Fort. In fact papered was one one day I hate wasn't killed it pepper. When he got back all these holes or over the plane and one of them didn't get in his head. I don't know but he could feel his flying boot dealing up with with blood and spilling over the top and he knew he had to get home until he managed to limp back shake off the German and back to the airfield on the allied side of the border. When he got out he collapsed. He was taken to a casualty station nearby. Which is what how they treated it and then the foot was so bad. They put him on a train and sent him down to Amazon to a hospital and then they sent him to England he lost to toews middle toes. A big shape cut out of it. Did he spend the rest of the war with the Royal Airforce? Yes she still. The Royal Flying Corps Until Nineteen Asia. I think changes its name. Yes he was invalided home for a while. He had six months off. He had time at home with his mother and father and brothers which enjoyed very much but he would not talk about the war. They the boy who'd gone off terribly. Jaunty the boy who came back was Sonko within himself. He'd seen things too horrible to talk about. He felt it seems that in those years following the war lower lost for Smith. He tried a few different business ventures. Things didn't come out in Tali successfully. But then he does this thing that makes him a hero. National Hero. Well he's got this obsession. He's headed ever. Since made it post war when he went to stay with his his eldest brother who migrated to the USA and was living in California while there he encountered versus mount a from a man called INSA was beginning movies and have a great deal of money and he said he would. He would give a trophy. Under how such sum of money to anyone who could cross the Pacific Ocean applying. Now this old full sort of nobody applause. Lets me the inside his head? This idea becomes an obsession. And he infects spurious friends with this obsession and the one he picked most is a man called. Charles home emissions instead. They now Charles is very very good. Organizer Smith isn't such an organizer. He's more of a dream but Charles is a businessman and he's a very good organiser and he's mad about aviation he can. He hasn't Paula pilot's license but he's still mad about aviation and he joins forces with with Kingsford Smith and together. They work towards this in a sensible and practical fashion and one of the things they do. Is they fly around Australia because says that will give them sponsors if they can do that and they can do a quick. Tom Than One one team had already flown. Around a straighter. I can't remember how long it took them. But a long time and say if we can do it quicker people will take us seriously. We will get people to give money towards venture and he's perfectly right they do and they do and I think in ten days Jack Lang the Premier of New South Wales very taken with this and very taking with the altogether people he had an infectious friendliness and openness and enthusiasm that really get people and not only girls or all sorts of people. How excited words Was the general public by planes and air travel all it all a bit like computers now but one thing that changes the whole time every six months something was invented for airplane and this gets even more intense. When the knowledge is sort of gate well underway they. Lots of improvements are taking place. The whole time people are mad about plans is absolutely the vast majority of people would never have been in one. They've seen pictures of them all. They've heard about them. There's all about them in the newspaper. So as you say and Smith big dream was to fly across the Pacific was such a challenge. There's no way to stop to refuel over ocean. Most of the time. That was thought impossible because of this because no plan could carry enough in. Those days could carry enough petrol with them. I see so I feel flying from England. It's a long way off stars. Lots of stops. It was considered quite impossible to Lynn. But did the flight across the Atlantic when Lindbergh. Gillette changed all. They're thinking they realized that you could get across a large body water if you took all these extra tanks and things as you say the navigation is such an extraordinary challenges his long before. Gps had it. They work out navigation. Who Was Smith navigation for centuries with sexton some stars and and I've got an additional thing. There's a radio. This is the beginning of radio as a navigational aid when causing the Pacific. I have a first-class radio man. And they have I 'cause radio transmitter state of the art because they've got a they've got a very important and wealthy patron who insists on this and that's one of the reasons why they made it but how experienced with Smith support crew. He's radio operator and navigator. It was a very experienced naval navigation but he hardly ardently he'd only been once in apply hated the and and the walls operated never been an applied and he'd also been he'd been involved in something called the Dole Air Race where fifteen started to reach the destination and most of the others crashed in them. What ten people killed? He said you know. I don't want to go up on a plane. I've seen what happened with the DOLE air race. I'm scared stiff but apparently they. The navigator was a real daredevil. Big Likes Mathie and he said well you know. I don't really care about better but it's adventure. Come on where's your spirit of adventure. Said they signed up and off. They went and they got much more to live bargain for look kind of crowd. Was there to see them all. There was quite a big one and a lot of romantic young ladies romantic an inverted commerce reported so when when the plane took off. And just take me inside. Who would have been sitting where they're forming on board where they all were divided into two sections the plane a normally the motor band adore between the rear cabin and the cockpit but I put a huge pitch had to have so many extra Tanks that they had a huge petrol tank blocking that door and so they were completely separate apartments to almost strictly speaking apology but he knew enough to be able to keep cable on course of Smith the head a little sleep which he did have to have time to time they were up the front and lawn and more. Now we're at the back and all equipment had various. Compasses a table full of radio equipment. Things like that. All all very up-to-date in the rear cabin with them when they wanted to communicate. Well they couldn't speak to one another. They were cut off by this patrol tank so they had to have a stick on what the end of the steak fixed a note and they poked through a little hole which came out just at the back of Smith is nick in the pulpit and that was dominated by other other issues. Amelia earhart had little steak and the person who invented actually was on any notes that survived because some of the very reverend so some of them with language. I couldn't repeat those. Lots of joking and blonde was a very funny man and he be sent lots of jokes up to the front would they have been wearing seatbelts out. They were on wicked chairs because that was very light and they were worried about. Of course I had all this fuel on both. They have to have no luggage. Johnny what stood up in clothes and everything had to be kept down to a minimum so they had wicked chairs not bolted to the floor. No seat belts when it got robbed. Just were flying all over the place. The two in the back because the back hit the roof Tom Again. They said things just might have fabric. It's Wayne and it's got metal was and struck some things but the rest of fuselage's sort of fabric. Does that mean when it's raining? That concert all crime. Yes it was. Terrible cold was dreadful. They hadn't realized lawn and more. I thought they were going to Hawaii. They will sort of we'll start. What's the realized. It was freezing. Smithian that they had fell on flying suits they put out but the other tube really suffered they get other clauses. They went along and now all these men would have been smokers. I couldn't smoke was a terrible riot because all a law and one morning got so distressed by this leg of nicotine that he Haley's half a cigar and there was a terrible row. It was put out very could have ignited. The whole was surrounded by a man needs a cigarette and cry smokes. Definitely almost can't bear to ask but I'm assuming there wasn't a toilet of any kind had had to be in bottles and out the window and sometimes it flew back on you and there's a bright to do when they were coming into Suva because Warner had done something that? Put the bottle on the floor on newspaper. And he saw there was abundant he villainous and all these clothes soiled and so he just took off and landed. Smith shouted sentimen. Notice is posed by the message. Stick gets to the back of the plane and distribute the white and so he got to the back of the plane massage. It was very difficult landing to hardly major. It was a brilliant piece of maneuvering by Smith was a very small area. They landed on a football field anyway. He morning was thrown through the large stock naked landed on the ground but fortunately an Englishwoman. Steady near Barn whipped offer coasting free and this was no told up until millions laser water and along came to Sydney for our celebration for an anniversary of the flush and they told they told all this up to reporters caused a stir so the first leg of this historic flight across the Pacific is from California to Hawaii. How confident were they in that leg that they had enough fuel and they new people had flown that hop had already been done so they knew that was possible. It was when they went onto but no one ever flowed over that part before an Bush. Completely unknown territory. What on the second leg from Hawaii to sue what conditions like for flying terrible terrible storms terrible terrible storms and they had to fight their way through it. So when this terrible storms and you'll find a long in a timeout a plane with canvas casing. What do you do when you've just got to stick with the Gash? Do you fly out. Do you travel fly around when you can't fly or he couldn't Smith he couldn't fly too close to the water because their their aerial would have got hurt. Sometimes it goes fell in the water. If you were very close it streamed behind the plan like a long stream and it was pretty uncontrollable and they had to have. It was essential in that flight to have the area working. They couldn't fly through the mid all. He tried to fly through the middle because to climb there a much used up fuel and they were afraid they would run out. They didn't know whether they would strike all how long it would take. Or any of those things and so the worry about fuel was very real and so he really the best thing he could do. Fight his way through the through the storms which were terrifying terrifying but at times it got so bad or he could. He really felt justified. He didn't feel like could keep on. Battling through the storm they would fly above and that was when they had those scenes of unparalleled beauty that you read out at the beginning and explain how people listening. Meanwhile we're aware of what's Mathie and the other men were going through. This is a very interesting social thing. This is the social history thing. This is the first time this has happened in fact. I'm sure it's the first time it happened that his Morse code messages were sent to California and Australia and also intercepted around the Pacific by people by people listening in and when when they go to Sidney. They went to the blood. Peru's amalgamated wireless station. And they sent them on to radio stations. Rosh around Australia. They sent on the most colored dots and dashes but they also sent on a translation in words. And these were really out now. People stayed up all night having parties listening to this. I don't know you'll be too young to remember. They the quick at parties. When when can you remember those much in? My childhood was a great thing for people together in a similar way and listen to picket scores coming through from from London and places like that. I think I'd be more excited listening to Smith across the Pacific absolutely but it was the same idea the same idea when became a social event one onto tremendous following because of this. They thought he was marvelous because he got very poetic about what Bosse told them. A particularly that one about going on the milky why and there was no other world in the world but the Milky Way when you were up there and seeing the shadow of the plane going along beside you like like a companion play. Apparently wash unbelievably beautiful and thanks to Smith. These extraordinary skills Apolo. They managed to land safely in Fiji and in the final leg. The one from Fiji to Australia. That should have been a relative. I thought it was going to be easy as pie. It was quite short and now we're coming home but that they got into more terrible storms from this guy tropical convergence. Which was still in for. Tom and that was not good but they did. Make it to Brisbane. How long had this trip across? The Pacific taking edgy. Three hours. Fifty minutes all in all when Smith arrived at Eagle Farm. The first thing he says when he gets out of the and. I think it was a brilliant thing to say when he gets out of the cockpit and he is survived this crowd screaming at TCU Donning Smitty. Let me shake your hand. And so on. He shouts out my kingdom. I smoke well. He is spicy himself. Posed a cigarette too. I guess describing the trip. This was a recording. I two week. Oh Sung after. The southern cross landed in Australia. The way in just straight flying back a little chair in the cockpit and you flew her at the height that you thought was the best every now and again you appeal something smack you in the back of the neck. And you'll know that Harry Lyon had hoped imagined through telling you how you of course was shaping and good weather. It was quite snug and comfy and the carpet friend respect the bad stuff well it wasn't so comfy and then all the time was that founding setting more of those three inches off it didn't improve one's hearing but one preferred a momentary deafness to know that the engines were doing their job. Never want another experience like the one. We had on the night of June. The the best indication I can give you. The business of that storm is the fact that nearly half an inch was sheared off APP. Propellers by the rain and believe me those propellers on mighty tough my Powell stuck to me is I have always and they did their job southern cross route so it'll be the thoroughbred that she is and we got through mighty please Tell you that my greatest joy lies in the fact that doing my job. I did something worthwhile for Australia. And I hope it will. Further for this country Charles Kingsford Smith describing what it was like to make the first flight across the Pacific Ocean in one thousand nine hundred twenty eight and what kind of reception did Smithian Omen and navigator and radio operator get around the country. Once that arrived. Astonishing was the. I think it was the biggest gathering mascot airport. The Sydney never seen so often present. He flew down officials oil. Sort of end of it was Sidney. They talk the what troubles about whether they would take the Americans with them. I wanted it to be Stralia own. Australians only arrival in Sydney but newspaper people found out about this and insisted they came down which was only Russian prop up so all four of them arrived in Sydney. It was very emotional for spotty with families. Were there to meet them. Smoothie held his mother's hand right through the official welcome by the Governor General under Premier of New South Wales and so on and then they had a triumphal drive from mascot to Sancho Sydney and the days and weeks following. And what kind of receptions. And welcome given or twenty-something dinners donnas speeches everywhere and news interviews and all those sorts of things does he. He was absolutely lie. They both all four of the Milan as the Americans did very well to particularly Lon. Who was there equipped with answers very funny so that all four of them became celebrities fan now did he get plenty of that to fan mile? Well he got so many proposals some of marriage but something much less respectable than that and you can read them a lot of them. They're up in the National Library in Canberra. Because they sent them to his office he had an office in. I think it was vacuum oil company. Brooms and he had a secretary and she dealt with all that but some of them are very funny cast broadcast online conversations with Sara Caspi. Abc Radio Conversations any time on the ABC listen or go to ABC dot net dot edu slash conversations and after these huge success and public acclaim flowing. His his groundbreaking flat across the Pacific. One of the the next records that Smith your teams to polit a flight to England in one thousand nine hundred thousand nine. What happened will they were? Ill prepared when they started off. They'd had lots of things tomorrow. I'm that were involved in a lawsuit to start with with one of these friends. Who felt he should have been included on the flight? Fortunately that that ended reasonably amicably. There was a settlement but it's taken out of smoothie and he became ill so the preparation of the flash. He was in bed with the temperature. One hundred and two for a lot of the time so it all devolved on our on. I think on go to spooked by all. This and he'd really didn't do preparations to the extent that he should have an Smith. You of course couldn't couldn't lend a hand so they took off more or less unprepared. Live took off from Richmond in the southern Cross Richmond airport and within a couple of hours. They had lost part of the area for radio but they decided to push on the list and they were making window up in. Western Australia the north of Western Australia and a Smith. He doesn't seem to remember very much. This fly he's just he's he said afterwards when there was an inquiry into it that he just he just flew on. I think he was feeling ill. And all you do is really to keep the plane going but they had to inexperienced Australians. Who will very well meaning and possibly well trying. But we're not used to flying all the sort of conditions that they had bad way. It was a lot of rain and when they got up to the north of voice destroyer they got lost and they flew around in circles for quite some time they got lower and lower fuel and in the end when are about to conquer with with with lack of fuel for the engine Smith. He's decided to put down. He put down on a reverse flash when they go down. They had to look at what they had there. And I discovered that the emergency rations which they always carried. We're not in supply and they were missing had not checked them by also discovered. I didn't have a radio. They they could receive but they couldn't send and there was a way to transform the radio from receiver to US end up but the radio operation was to an experienced two days atrocities in case they didn't even have it right here at the end of it. It was very unprepossessing. Place they'd landed in. It was a mind flash the terrible mosquitoes and other insects. There was no there was water but it was brackish. There was no food once said eating a little bit of food. They had with them though of more or less stock and how long does and I thought they were going to die. By the and Smith he had had had since that we think since said when he was almost drowned in bond. I A great fear of being in a place of danger where he couldn't be rescued that been signs of during the war. Just come out. Sometimes he would say things about this and and also later after the war and he was in a situation really that psychologically must have troubled him most dreadfully plans of course all strata of the was looking for him he was in national heroes and so all sorts of private people and West knows joined Airways and Sydney Group that organized a relief expedition. All sorts of people were out looking looking for him by land and by air but I couldn't find him credible national back to they couldn't find it. It was a big plan. You'd think they would have seen it on the ground. They used to fly overhead and then they just fly off and that must have been sold demoralizing for them in the end. Somebody applying does find them. Plan called The Canberra spies the wing of the southern cross and a whole lot of expeditions. Come in by the drop food that said they had enough to start up a shop by the anti drop everything. Just get them out straightaway. Why do they need to dry the ground sufficiently for the plane to land? It was a mud flash. What kind of public response was to the news? That Smith had been found alive. We'll all over Australia. That was public rejoicing in Sydney. And I said all the church bells rang and the all ferries to reporters and the taxi drivers banged their horns. Trials stopped in the law courts. An announcement made it was incredible. There was beaten to this part of Smith's life though and with what happened to his friend and one time business. Associate Keith and well. Anderson has been the one who thought he should have gone on the Pacific flight. And who sued Smith? They'd been tremendously closed mates and so. The whole thing was extremely emotional but in the end I might add up. They made it up to such an extent that when Anderson heard that Smith was lost. Anderson said he was going to find him and he was an impetuous young man. Sweet Young Man. I think one feels terribly. Sorry for him. He goes in his plane with a friend and off way and he didn't have appropriate Tampa. She didn't have proper water. He didn't have virtually any food and he just went off into the middle of Australia defined smoothie and of course he comes down in the tenement desert and so he he stays there until he and the friend whose name was hitchcock. Dodi really awful business and when that happens. Public opinion swings against elements may the extraordinary fashion. Because what they seen as somehow responsible for luring Anderson out to look for a time of stunt. This is the time when people were doing. Just sort of learned about publicity starts came mostly from America. Where California where Phillips and publicity stunts and things like that. Say to proliferate and People Gordon into their head that maybe they hadn't really been lost that this margin of Veena publicity stunt to get money for another flight. Alum had been rather stupid. He had sometimes said in published when they've had a few drinks that this would be quite a good for us to to get lost surcharge. And then everyone would know really know about you. Then you'd get money was very silly thing to say but this was. He said that before the Pacific flag I think just stage in his career. He would have had more since but at that stage he was still quite young and inexperienced. Did COME OUT WITH THIS. This turn around to bite him. Needless to say in this situation very very much also there was a theory that and and being in all not in on the stunt and he would get in the plane and often he would find them and then he would be famous to. Is this true and none of it was true. That's this is the awful thing and when Anderson died such a Hullabaloo about it just as there was rejoicing when when Smith Alma found the national grief that goes on his enormous Anderson gets an enormous state funeral and the king. Actually sends condolences to Anderson's family. It's a very big deal. And so are the forces in the newspaper. Battle this the Premier of New South Wales decides that has to be a proper governmental inquiry. And so there is an and Smith comes out of it quite well but I'm doesn't come out of it well at all for Smoothie as well as having to negotiate the slings and Arrows of public opinion. He's also having to deal with the toll the psychological toll that all of these flights are taking on him. What kind of impact with these incredibly demanding long distance flights having on him where there's very hottest drawing sort of individual and he's had insistent and says sent stress starting with the wall Nigerian Fuji. He does his he completes his crossing of the Atlantic and completely encircles world. He's the first person to fly right around the world by crossing the equation. That is run the fat part of the world. He does that and he gets a wonderful tickertape parade down Broadway. He's a national hero tremendous success in America absolutely his Pre and Asian friendly manner really him to the Americans he gave them the word Cheerio Cheerio and everyone wanted to go because this time he's seen his second wife and he's thinking of married he he has tremendous Tom America but it's a very difficult crossing of the Atlantic he gets lost off. Newfoundland at the compass doesn't seem to work properly the some sort of electrical magnetic problem with it but he's realizes that the great pioneering flights are over now people down all those what they were interested in his record time flights speed fights because this will tell them how. I was going to go in the next couple of decades. It's going to be quick transport of people and goods and mayall between the different countries of the world. And if we can show he says that this can be done swiftly and easily this will take off and people will invest in companies will be formed. So he he's decided he will come back from England to Australia and a record time. He's doing this by the way. Most of the people who were young men doing these flights young main issues in their twenties. He's over thirty now and his body filling knocked about by the time he gets into a little blind by himself and he takes off his flying sleeping four hours a night. He's only spying about twenty s had a spill terrible to his body so he does this and when he gets over the Bengal has sort of funny turn He can't understand what's happened to a feeling of dread feeling of dizziness and faintness. How he managed he manages to go on. He managed to complete the fly take breaks a record. His girl is waiting for him at Mascot. The crowd rule gave him a kiss and she gives him a kiss. And all of our cheer. And it's triumphal triumph for welcome home but it's also a sign of trouble to come because this isn't one off this strange episode. How did doctors talk about that? Back then was considered psychological or physical while. I've got no idea most of them. No I suck on medicine in its beginnings that's all so how did Smith you talk about what was happening to me? Thought it was interesting. He told everybody was a terrible mistake as it turns out because people said they did not understand and they put their own construction on the symptoms but he delighted in telling people he published it in his log. Okay published in newspapers. He talked about it over the radio. What's symptoms did he describe I? Trade faintness nausea feeling of panic. An spot now were described as panic disorder. How did he try to treat too busy? Giving any way to disastrous then flies back from Australia to England and he has a disastrous Abe side. Where it's so bad. He puts down in Turkey. He has no permit to land in Turkey and it will say military's earned Turkey to make matters worse and he's put in jail and there's a tremendous Hullabaloo with diplomatic things. Going all over the place to get him out. And then you get to London and he knows something has to be done so he goes to a Harley street specialist in London and the Specialists Fortunately Simpson is something about psychological medicine and says this is a culmination of a whole lot of troubles. And he was totally right. I think we'd say that now. Why do you think Smith? He didn't give flying at that point given that when he was in the he'd be the combine. What we'd now call a panic. He was the gracious floor in the world. He was acknowledged by all and sundry his peers voted him. The Greatest Flyer in the world when you're there at the top of the tree. It's terrible to give up. You just can't do it. It's a sort of suicide. Go to hang on. Even if it's by fingernails he fi tone. He thinks if he goes to the gym and goes on Darts and these stories that in fact he's an alcoholic. He's a drunkard and these symptoms of withdrawal contract on the plane for it gets he's terrible withdrawal symptoms. That's what people were saying. They didn't understand it. It was never properly explained to them that this is actually a perfectly respectable illness that millions and millions of people have at some stage of their life. So he's he feels that he makes himself tremendously fit that he'll get over it so the there's lots of that goes on different dots ten hours sleep and all this sort of thing he tries for but nothing makes really makes very much difference once. He's up in a situation where he's flying over a jungle or open see places where you've just can't be rescued if you go down you gets the hey. Bj definitely without a doubt and sometimes it's very cute. Sometimes it's only mild. Sometimes they can his Wilkin and force him to ignore it other times. It's so bad he simply has to lie down in those situations fortunately usually seems to have had co-pilot otherwise he would have been really in trouble. There were still many aired ventures ahead fists Mathie but one of the most terrifying in fact I think one of the most extraordinary stories in all of aviation comes out of this trip that he may across the Tasman Sea in nineteen thirty five. He originally intended to take two planes across to New Zealand. What happened well when it comes down to it the night they leave. They decided just to take the southern cross. And he and Taylor and John Stannard just is Radio Man. Get into the plane off they go. Well the plane. Southern Cross is old by now and a bit decrepit. He's old bus all his his. His motorcycles with the bus to it was a calm night he gave to anything. He was fond of in the in the mechanical line like that. He loved the bus. The bus was like a dog or a horse. Probably like a horse to him. He said the L. Bus. Never lets me down. I can always trust her. So they take off and seven hours into the flight. When they're crossing the tasman something breaks of the source plot and hits one of the propellers and the propeller breaks an. He has to shut down the engine. Otherwise affected which was going round not regularly was disestablished de establishing the Playa. So that's shot. And then they keep on going he turns around though doesn't it? He does what he does yes he turns around. He thinks that they they shouldn't be doing this. Flock which is true. But they're all way you say. They're they're almost halfway. They've gone very many hours to get back on seven hours if they want to get back to mascot so they turn around but then the one of the engine starts to because it's it's a burden on the engines with only to one of the runs out of oil but the injured that has been turned off is still well supplied with oil so they prepare to ditch and I might say on this trip. There is no evidence whatsoever. He has panic disorder. Apparently if your back is to the wall and you know there's certain things you've got to do to survive you don't get do you think that Smith. He thought this could have been the end over. He he he got everything ready to ditch. They going down in the water. And there's no hope anymore. Find them so that he feared most in the world is about to happen. He says come as a cucumber apparently and makes them all feel basically sort of smiles at the little jokes lit a cigarette and had a whisky broke. Open the bottle of whisky and she said that doesn't matter if we have this smoke. If we go up for we go up bitter end so they think the southern cross. He's going to crash land in the water. What happened well wall? They having this discussion about drinks and smokes. Tyler who's a very source food young man says? I'm not giving in Fazli as this. I'm going to have a go and he grabs a piece of ripe and puts it Randy's middle and ties it onto something in the plane and he gets out the window climbs out the window the window onto the struck. That goes across to the wing. And if you've seen the southern cross you can imagine what that was like so age is long along the wing and he gets to the way you undo the thing to get the oil as he's prepared to siphon you suck on on a hose in stanage leans out the window and Pasi him span our and something to put. The vacuum flask emptied of coffee to put the oil into and he does this. He doesn't H-have Sciences. Algae puts it into the vacuum class. Then he comes back in into the into the cabin said that the wind the slipstream and plus the plus the propeller which makes tremendous wind back has nearly blown him completely off. It's like being out with all the days of hell. He said later on so he gets back in and then he has to get out the other side on. Take it to the other engine on the other side of the pliant so he comes through the cabin for his first attempt to get out the window he make it but then he manages to do it so he's taking oil from an engine. That's not working. The Raj putting it on the left. Oh and and so he ages along and does this again on tips it into the other he does. Six trips seeks trail. The doesn't hold all that much. The vacuum and and what kind of altitude he may be flying is happening has at first that the gayle just blowing him off with the propellers and the slipstream is so dreadful that it looks as if he really can't do it and Smith has the realizes what he's got to do is cut the engine and stop the propellers so he goes up really high and then he cuts the engine a Ulitsa drift down until it's only a few fish off of the ocean and then he started up again and goes up again and tyler just his movements to this so that when the engines are off the propellers off. He's he's out the window. He's out the window. Strat with the oil coming back. Lanes jumped into the cabin and the engine starts up again and up. They go on and do it all at six times and it works at not only worked talk about national heroes because all this is being reported by stanage. Oh the air all strike. All the world is full owing three most cutting mothers Tom Radiotelephone. They can do it. They do it by Morse code but I also do it by the spokane boys and this is why we know that Smith. You stay terribly cheerful. Because he chimes in from time to time and after that experience in the Southern Cross did Smith he consider giving up long distance flying visually reinsure subtle. His greater than evener. Patriotair are much. I get to the George Cross for this. Incredible bravery is a no. Of course he doesn't he tell his wife he was going to give up. Doing is waffle. She couldn't bear Pogo. Had a terrible married life with him. She was only nineteen when she married him and she was far too young to cope with. Somebody is complex and with as many moods and with this terrible obsession about staying at the top of the tree and she begs him to give up and so does it. In the end sodas his mother. His mother was very star called. Never reproved him for the sort of thing in the beginning but towards the end she sees that it's a recipe for total disaster. Which of course it is so tell me about his final flight. And where was he hitting from and way to what he wants to his franchise Gordon a Campbell? Blacks record they made in the centenary arise. He thinks he can do better in the lady. Southern Cross this wonderful of lucky old here so he goes across. He takes it across to England in Mary. Lifted in America. He came back to Australia from America. Leaving it there to be overhauled so he takes it across to England and he decided to make the flight from England to Australia along the same route. That the centenary rose did he has two full starts one as he becomes ill and can't do it the second one. They get into a terrible snowstorm over the pans and have to return. The plane is very knocked about by Hale and is so the third time he says is going to be lucky. They're going to do. It will make a record time. He's got a friend within this time. He's it's it's a two person plan the altar and so he's got a young men who was his was his mechanic and it can also fly plan though not as Willa Smith with him in the back cockpit. Smith isn't the front corporate. We'll I they go across the Middle East. And they allow their last really seeing properly speaking Allahabad in India and they coming on down to Singapore. They're crossing their crossing the by of Bengal and they're making down the Malayan peninsula the wasted on with my life peninsula to Singapore. Well a navy lovely. Ivig called millrose. Who's the heavens to be out flying on that route? That Day sees the Lady Southern Cross. He thinks well above him flying because it flies very high. Planes couldn't fly very high but it got the facility to fly so he sees him up by about him but he's pretty sure what was the lady's across and that's the last time anyone so anything of Smith he he doesn't appear in Singapore. Everyone is waiting for him and he just doesn't get their huge search started including melrose. That was one of the chief. Searchers people go from Australia to search huge number of plants from Singapore. Take out and they're joined by others from other countries he's just never found anything of the plane and Vonda years later some years later there irelands along the edge of of that Malaysia Peninsular and the engine see and at one of the northernmost ones of some of the local inhabitants. Discover tire of the plane. With part of the part that fits onto the undercarriage and it looks as the undercarriage was coming down when this detached but we can't be sure. They searched the island where it was washed up. I think maybe he tried to land there. There's no sign of him. There's no sign of him in this year. Round since. Then the been a number of other expeditions out to Ron Fontham. But now since that Malaysian plane three seventy was that went down. We realize things drift for huge distances. So good as knows where he went down given the man that he was. And can you imagine any other end? No which what he would have wanted and it's a beautiful area jiffy Lube Watch sailed through this area long before I've thought of writing by Kingsford Smith it's a little bit like the Barrier Reef without the reef. It's these beautiful islands in the say. This I want to go to the book. A wonderful description that someone in nineteen thirty nine might have it. That's how it would looked when Smith Spoon Smith went down thirty five and it's the most beautiful area and so if you have to think of a grave him and for Poor Little Tommy Pearson Bridge. That's a bit of a comfort to think that way like probably ended up and plenty. Thank you so much for Sharing Charles Kingsford Smith extraordinary story with this song conversations. Thank you very much for having me. You've been listening to a podcast of conversations with Sarah can for more conversations interviews head to the website. I they say dot net dot US slash conversations. Discover more great. Abc podcasts live radio and exclusives on the ABC Listen Up.
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That's Harrys Dot com code. Five thousand enjoy enjoy. I walk by the Ocean. I'm very lucky I. I live close to the ocean. You know in near exempted CISCO I A- I have access beautiful Pacific Ocean and when I walked there I feel again that same sense that I felt in Africa. which is that? I'm very small. The Ocean is very large asked and and and and mysterious and compelling and you just you can just continue to let yourself be part of that and you can feel like your. You're nervous system calms down and gets quieter and gets more peaceful in the hall thing. You know it's like it's it's immediate media for me when I go by the ocean happens you know and I remember that happening in Africa just looking at that vast landscape welcome to the gratitude dude podcast on ww dot. George Bente DOT com. You'll hear a new story each week that will inspire more gratitude in your own life. Our mission is to inspire spire one hundred thousand people. Discover how to feel gratitude and live a happy life through the amazing life stories of our successful guests. And they're actionable tips. Had now the host of our podcast Georgian Bente high gratitude seeker. Welcome to a new episode of the gratitude. PODCAST Day with us. We have a world traveller traveller travelers. She has been throughout the world since the age of eleven and she has been to places like Europe. India Cambodia who done Japan Kenya China. Burma Vietnam Thailand Cuba and many other places in the world and She has so many interesting stories to share with us of course sources many of them relating to gratitude and of course she's also an author and she she has put her experiences into written word word and she's actually an award winning author of the Book Bowing to Elephants Tales of a traveller travel junkie. Her name is MAG diamond. And she's here with us and I'm very very excited. Hi Meg there so Woah. Let let us know little bit more about you about your background your story. It's pretty exciting to have been traveling. Thanks so much. It's it's a dream for for many of us to be true world travelers. How how was your experience with this? Well it it all started when a when I was about eleven and by mother decided my mother was very sort of independent and Sort of romantic person. She decided she wanted to go. Live in Italy and so She had just a remarried for associated married for the second time My father was gone and she wanted to go live in Italy and she was an artist. a herself so the idea of living in Italy you know meant that she could be close to art and beautiful things and so that's where she decided to go so and so that's where we went and we lived there for three years and I went to under an American school at an international school and all the friends that we made when we lived there for those two years. Where talents so I became bilingual in those two years and Dan and I fell in love with country? I I I felt so lucky to have that opportunity Until excited and I wrote back to my friends in America and I went on and on about it and I kept a journal kept a diary. Okay and and I run it all the time about my experiences and I and that's essentially the beginning of the telling lying of my story It never stopped. I I never discontinued the Journal. I always rotated as I got older in many more journals later so when we came back I went to finished high school and I went off to college in that sort of thing and I got married very young and but I still wanted to travel and so I talked my husband into traveling in. We went to to Europe and And that's saying and then My life went on and I just I kept thinking about things I wanted to know in the rest of the world and when I divorced my husband and had a new relationship I spent a lot of that time planning tricks and that's where some of the more exotic trips happened by a to India. Anti She Africa Africa was very very important to me And you're up in South America all of it You know I didn't have to work for a living. I was very fortunate to have an inherited income so a I had a lot of freedom to move around and And I had ways I get my my children taking care of so so sometimes I took my children checks but but often I left them with friends and And I just went off of to discover things about about the world I I think because I never felt that being in a foreign country country was was anything that was intimidating or confusing. I mean I was more something that I wanted to experience and wanted to connect with people of different cultures Start became sort of the ruling vision of my life. You know Also did went back to college. I became a college teacher. I taught writing and literature but it was the traveling finding out new things that That was really important to me having that freedom and I'm and the inspiration that came from making friends with somebody in India or Or in Africa for that matter I I was always a child is a child. That was somebody that wanted to learn things. I always ores wanted answers to questions. I drove my mother kind of crazy because she didn't want to answer A. There's a live thing. She didn't want to answer her. And then there's things that she didn't know how to answer so it was. I come you know I just had this insatiable need to you understand things. I was an only child. I'm glad no sisters and brothers and And I was lonely so I was only I. I was lonely because my mother didn't pay much attention to me and But I read a lot and my reading and my studying Eddie angered I did in school. Haya was like funeral for me to think about traveling. Going different places came out of that. Curiosity has a young as a really young person and furiously is still there. And I'm seventy four so I that's a great quality to to own up Tuesday that I'm your really curious human being It is good for one to be curious. Yeah I totally resonated with back then I think one of the one of the things that keeps keep us healthy especially mentally and That keep us young. Is this curiosity is is that attitude that there are still things to discover things to learn and that that makes you excited about. What's what's next and what what you can still find out and on this idea? What are some of the things that you found out about the world store in the world that surprise during your trips well I was very surprised when I got to When I got you Africa I'll just take that as a starter that I that even though I I was surrounded by people whose skin was dark I never felt different from them I and I recognize that our customs were different. Our traditions were different We we in America. Don't have the kind on a ceremonies and and sort of love of nature that they do and Africa but It it was a feeling of just ease. You know just being with just human beings and they were very dark skinned and I was very white skin into. That was kind of astonishing When I when I went to India I was astonished? I at the the humanity that I discovered the generosity of spirit and the warmth and the kind of a sense of being invited in despite the fact of the of the dire poverty and the deprivation nation in India so in other words you know you can be generous even when you're as forester dirt you know when you don't have anything and so there's a level of of sort of spiritual understanding in India I believe are a sense of the embracing of all humanity that Means it doesn't yes. There's no relationship to your economic wellbeing. It's it's just it's fair in the culture and that that was very moving to me to see that. So those are two things I was interested when I comment Cuba. I haven't written about Cuba in the book but when I went to Cuba again the curiosity that a the Cubans have about Americans They they've been they've you been shut off from exposure to the United States over many decades but They they have this warns of of of wanting to reach out and entry. Perhaps that's natural because they don't know much about about US and And what the government with their government tells them about us is is propaganda and not not very often true so there was an interesting dynamic. There of this sort of friendliness. And like I say curiosity curiosity again. Let me tell you about my secret weapon for learning new things and getting ahead. It's hard to find the time to sit down and read and learn. Learn more when you don't have the time you can't read a work on personnel development. There is an incredible APP that solves this problem and they highly recommended it. It's called blink has been kissed is really unique and it works on your phone your tablet or your web browser blinking stakes best key takeaways. He's the need to know information from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses them down into just fifteen minutes that you can read or listen to blink. 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Go to blink his dot com slash Grad. You'd try it free for seven days and save twenty five percent of your your new subscription. That's blinking spelled. B L I and K I S D blankets dot com slash gratitude attitude to start your free seven-day trial and you'll also save twenty five percent but only when you sign up at blinking dot com slash gratitude attitude beautiful. I want to get getting a little bit deeper into What what you said the boat and the people from Africa Their love of nature. I think It's it's something that that has to do with gratitude. The fact that they appreciate all of the things that nature gives them and they felt the same way. When I was in Bali I felt The same kind of appreciation that they had this same kind of appreciation and love for nature and for its generosity and I wanted to ask you. Did you feel that that gratitude for For Life in general in in Africa well I Africa. It was probably one of the most sort of transformative places. I've been Because even from the very first time I was there I had the sense of privilege that I was privileged to be there that It was a gift to me to be able to be out in the wild with people teaching me about the wild about about the land about the animals all of that and And one of the revelations I had was how small human beings really are in the vast landscape of the world. I mean we we our little little dots you know. And you look look at the landscape and your fastness with trees and grasses and all is beautiful set and and then the wild animals you know all variety of animals and as their kingdom it's their place and you're like visitor you know and And again you're a very small in comparison today to them. And I loved the feeling that I was all of a sudden small and On the resist facets that I was watching and beginning to understand you know to learn about I came him away with the feeling of the full heart. It was like it was really quite something and I knew when I left the time first time after that first visit I would go back and I've been back three times pretty much to this part of Africa East Africa but it's it it. It is very Very refreshing as a human being to be alleviated. You did this responsibility that you're the most important thing in the in the universe you know it's very it's a gift again enemies like to let go of this feeling of you are you're everything Because we're part of we're we're part of what everything is we're not. We're not it all ourselves and in Africa. That's where I kind of had that understanding is that does that make any sense. Yeah that makes sense. That makes lots of sense ours like the spiritual kind of you know revelation and and And it was like it was like it was also like when he just fall in love with something you fall in love with. The answer of this is the way nothing should be. We should be living in this harmonious way with nature and with the animals you know and we should not be trying to dominate the animals or to control the the landscape race should be living in harmony with it and and And that's what you witness in Africa or at least the part of Africa where I was. You know there's a sense of this this long-standing longstanding sense of understanding of being in harmony with nature and and not fighting it and An Iranian it. Yeah it's something. Yeah that's amazing. And it's very interesting since I've done more than one hundred interviews by now. I've talked with many people about gratitude and one of the most Common things that people will do to feel grateful lists to reconnect with nature. And I think that's very interesting especially Taking into consideration consideration. What you just said the fact that we feel that we are part of something bigger and that we are lucky enough to Home to have this home this place. That actually gives us everything that we need one way or another it's is just very very fulfilling and it's it's a great reminder for for so yeah I think so the when when you asked me a series of questions about what I You know ways in which I might try to find gratitude You know even when it's hard one of the things I remember writing down an answer to that was that I walked. Doc by the by the ocean I walk by the Ocean. I'm very lucky I. I live close to the ocean. You know in your exempted Cisco I have access beautiful Pacific Ocean and when I walked there I feel again that same sense that I felt in Africa. which is that I very small? The Ocean is very large asked and mysterious and compelling and and There's you just you can just continue to let yourself be part of that and you can feel will like your nervous system calms down and gets quieter and gets more peaceful in the whole thing. You know it's like it's it's immediate for me. When I go by the ocean it happens you know and I remember that happening in? Africa is looking at that vast landscape. It felt that I would be peaceful just just being there. It's amazing I just remembered something something that they experienced. When I was by the seaside at one point it was at night and in the sky was very clear and and it was like a really large base so no big buildings or anything else In a very large radius and I could see I could understand the fact that we are on this planet like I could see the fact that we are on this. This planet and We are all here together and it was so interesting to to realize that. Because usually we're we're more focussed based on The immediate things that we see and it's not very often that we we realize where we are actually and it was an amazing feeling for me as well. Yeah I think it's I'm a practicing Buddhist and I've been and a Buddhist for about twenty years in one of the main pieces of wisdom that I have taken in from from that practice is that I am part of everything else and yes I have my own distinct qualities and and you know contributions but but I'm just part of the family of of humans nature and Connected into it all and I think we in the Western culture in particular way live these. These are unrealistic lives of being in our heads most of the a lot of the time and we operate off of certain things that we've he's learned the ways to become successful and get things that we want. But that's all stuff that gets mad is not factored by our brains and and not necessarily by our hearts and the hardest the hardest witness closer to nature. You know the the power of the human heart closer to nature and And that tells the truth more than the brain does the brain just just keeps going and saying Oh yes you want to You WanNa have a good vacation. So here's where you're GONNA go for your vacation or you want to. I make some money. So here's a good plan. You know maybe it will get you some money. I mean there's all these hoops sit the brain gets you to jump through that are sort of unrealistic and And don't often get happiness And when you feel your common bond with your communion with your fellow beings that's when you feel the happiness that an in and that's also what happens in nature we were saying before it's what happens to our to our hearts so the western Western people need more need much more of an infusion of the practices of Buddhism because because very wise is way of life really and it's all about non-harming in it's about compassion and loving kindness and it's and it's not about being in your brain and it's it's not about thinking that your brain has all the answers. I believe that that's so so important and the sad thing is that we usually don't realize it until we we have an experience is that doesn't have to do something with with our brain. Like if it's something that I don't know that's more emotional. The Laura something like this we realize Oh my God I was. I was in my head for so much time and usually many of the problems that we have been in regards to mental health. Come from this from being so much in our in our heads and not in not so much our hearts and On just forgetting that we are not just our minds and our brains. You are much more as human beings and yeah and two three. I believe that and they also on it to get to to something else that I thought was very interesting. That that you that you wrote about what you do and it's hard got to be grateful that you like to prepare beautiful food right. I love this I love this. How does it it work for you? Well this again this will. I'll take us back to my book because in my book I in the beginning When I lived in Italy we have a woman that works for us? works for my parents and she cooks for us and she's She's a peasant woman. She's totally you know uneducated into but she is a magician in the kitchen so I spend a lot of time with her. I'm eleven years old at this point and I am and I love to eat towers. Did like to eat from the time. I was even younger and I would spend a watcher. Do her preparing her managing of everything that she was going to produce for us and I just became capitated debated and so I learned. I learned all these things from her. About how you make the perfect a salad dressing. How Oh you make a beautiful man as how you How do you find the best chicken that the market you know when you go 'cause I went with her places Mrs so I had this. Education has a young girl and it made me totally convinced that the preparing food is a AH again. It's another it's an act of love and and it's and it could be a ritual and in a practice that you do it makes you feel good. You got a nice plate. You have a beautiful glass to put whatever you're drinking and you have you make you make beautiful and then you prepare the food with love and it is given yourself a gift so when I am sad had and when I am you know feeling like I'm lacking hope if I prepared food I I meet League altered the state of my heart. I just I feel better because I'm giving myself something. That's loving loving exactly. It's all of us. Humans need to learn how to do that. We need to learn how to love ourselves. You know that's all starts. That's so true. That's so true and being Ha- having been to to Italy I I. I know how much people there can love food. And I've been to some places Myself but I thank in Italy. People love the most and they have like a tradition is like some. It's part of the culture is something that's it's very unique to Italians. And you you just felony fall in love with this and it's it's really amazing experience and I can't imagine how that got you to love this process so much. Well I've written a lot of in my journals that I would keep you know on all the different trips I went on i. I say I can't journals the whole time and I wrote about what I was eating wherever I was. You know what I mean if when I was in Vietnam or when I was you know in in South America or whatever ever I would write about the kind of food I was eating because it was interesting to me because food is such a reflection chain of the culture street. I mean it has to do with history and the culture of the place and all the ways that it's prepared in the the tools that are used in the way it is an in Japan. Which of course has very very powerful ritual around food? It's an art form in a way and so I always wanted to record that as items going along on my journey because I thought it was there was a lot to be said about you. Know about a people who make food a certain way and and then you can incorporate that in your life is your so motivated you know you could figure out how to prepare different kinds of food On I mean you have to be interested in eating of course I tend to believe that many of our listeners are so they if they appreciate Many of the things that The enjoying in their life that they have in in their life. Usually one of those things are Eating and good food. So I'm guessing that people resonate with it is because I'm that kind of person so fro the it's it's the right people to talk about BIS kinds of things but Since we're nearing the end of our time together I wanted to ask you Firstly but does gratitude mean for you personally. Well it's it's a very rich Topic I mean it's a to me I associate gratitude with certain people in my life. I I as I said in an written answer to you I also see gratitude as Conveying the sense that we're all all connected like we. We've talked about a little bit earlier. We article larger Human January. And that's something to be grateful that some indefeasible thankful for We have a common humanity and and in that common humanity there is beauty. There's his great kindness. There's great gifts everywhere and so we're not just alone floating through life you know. We're we're part of this larger larger thing and that just badges makes me. Sometimes when I feel sad I think about sharing suffering and sharing nine joy with all kinds of people. I don't even know so. So gratitude means that to me but it also gratitude means My family means the mother that brought me into the world even know how to take care of me but she gave me life now. Now my grandmother who tended me new looked after me as a has sort of what we call fairy godmother person. You know I'm I- gratitude. Absolutely it is associated with this woman who gave showed showed me love in a way that nobody else in. My life did Ingratitude is also my in my own family that I created you. You know that myself. I my daughters and my grandchildren I when I think about the fact that I have this family I'm filled with this thankfulness that I did this and it wasn't easy to raise children when I did it. I was very young and I didn't know what I was doing but boy am. I Glad I did. And so it's that adding the friendships I have and all the good could will. That seems to have seem to have generated and then last but not least the fact that I had the to nasty and the courage to create the sport that I had wanted for so long to write and was so scared of viewing and I gathered my wits about me and I got some support and I spent several years doing and produced beautiful book and when I think of that I'm sort of filled with this really grateful feeling like Oh my God I did this and and this is an articulation of things I've learned and the quality of my life and and things that could touch any number of people you know. So that's another thing that seemed to emanate gratitude gratitude for me amazing amazing. And there's other thanks to you but I mean I could go on with along with but you know we probably would run out of time talk about classical music food and art and my Buddhist practice which is very has given me a great amount of wisdom and insanity in life. Amazing but I'm guessing that A lot of that is in the book right. All I is yes. The book is really really about finding oneself in the world. You know like traveling the world that ultimately discovering who you are and discovering love love and discovering love for your south and discovering love of others and forgiving people. That have hurt did you. And you know it's about it's all about discovery and and and becoming a larger person then defoe and work in our audience fine you where can they get in touch with you and get your book. Well I have a website which is a very beautiful website. If I say so myself I had a lot of help making it. So that website is MAG diamonds Dot Com in that spelled M. A. G. D. I. M. O. N. D. and on my website. I've blog I have news about the book photographs autographs at many fun. Things see. I'm also created a site where I'm giving away meditation tape that I made. And it's the loving kindness meditation and That website is bowing to elephants dot com slash gift. So people can go there and they can actually acquire a ten minute loving kindness meditation and then joined my mailing lists and become part of my community. So that's another way they can find. I'm on facebook of course facebook dot com slash travels with with meg. I'm an instagram and twitter. And all that sort of thing but those things are I think my website and my hey my meditation tape site are the more important ways to connect with me and in terms of buying my books. You know there's always Amazon is on which everybody in the world seems to know about the way to buy the book Inexpensive and but also so I tell people to go to their independent bookstores certainly I like to support the independent stores. Because they're you're coming fewer and fewer now and it's kind of sad So that's the way to get to actually buy the book but I urge people people to look at the website because it tells a great deal about me and about my vision and also tells a great deal about. Yeah and I love the the picture on the book it tells a tells a really beautiful story and there are sure that our listeners will be very curious about that. I will be putting the links in the description and I in the end of our time together. I wanted to thank you very much for for taking the time to have this chat then to end for sharing so many amazing pieces of wisdom. I'm I'm so grateful talking about gratitude for you doing what you're doing and allowing people to speak make their truth I think that ultimately that's what's most important in a human life is that we get to speak our truth while Jordan. Thank you so much for sorry for your attention and pointing the way to the book and the gifts of gratitude pay gratitude. Seeker thank you so so much for taking the time to listen to this interview. I really appreciate it. And if you could think of one person that would also benefit from it. Share it with them It might actually be the inspiration that they need to make their day or maybe even their life much better. Thank you so much once again. This has been George Banta though. Forget to keep seeking and spreading gratitude. Hey I'm Andy Andy. If you don't know me it's probably because I'm not famous but I did start a men's grooming company called Harry's the idea for Harry's came out of a frustrating experience I had buying razor blades. Most brands were overpriced over designed Outta touch. At Harry's our approach is simple. Here's our secret. We make sharp durable blades and sell them at honest prices for as low as two dollars. Each we care about quality so much that we do some crazy things like by a world class German blade factory obsessing over every detail means we're confident and offering one hundred percent quality guarantee. 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Amazing Nomads: Jason and Nikki Wynn - Gone with the Wynns
"There were no podcast bonus episode here. Amazing nomads, sharing their New Orleans stories and experience of war travel at welcome to another episode of amazing nomads in past episodes. We've heard the story of Clare antennae Woking the US Mexico border, Sarah Davis who is currently peddling the length of the Nile and adventure and environmental scientists, Tim Jarvis. As an example, this is the first time we feature a couple. Yeah, Jason and Nikki win. They've tried it in everyday life to satisfy the saints of adventure. Now, they're currently in the Pacific Ocean on their catamaran, exploring the world. They say like it's fourteen ninety two sailing across oceans with the storms and discovering adventures. We don't know exist are proud of living on a bite. They went off grid traveling in an RV. Yeah, about seven years in the RV and where you've just hit two years as boat owners, I'll you planning to silo around the world. Well, we say we're sailing. About the world. You know the around the world. Rude is is pretty specific, and we just kind of go where the wind takes us and wherever you know, you talk to somebody and you find out about some location and we think it sounds cool and then we go there. So kind of like about the world? Yeah, it was not like a five year old decree on. I don't think it'll be very straight route win Ellison. I mentioned that she wanted to do these Phillies asylum swung Streit around these chair, and he's going to be a thought about this. If you thought about that, have you thought about, say, notices, like yourselves, will you not now you to use in? How did you learn how to sail and fill is watching videos looking at. I was I was looking at living up all the all the benches and checking out your water may care and say, what so the days will you had. Yes, we, we didn't know diddly squat about sailing and grew up in Dallas, Texas. Well, we lived in Dallas, Texas. Before we left on our RV adventure, and there's no like there's no ocean. So we have a tiny lake near that. We could have learned how to sail, but we weren't interested in sailing on a. So it's not like we had euro when she says, zero experience, we think I think we've hoisted mainsail like twice in our life. We're more we bought the, but we didn't actually know what we were doing. Somebody else just instructed us and if he would have access to give it again, there's no way we could have repeated it. So our skills were definitely bureau and we knew that and he didn't want to, I guess, make mistakes. And then also because we were documenting our journey and sharing it with the world of YouTube, we certainly didn't wanna be bad example. Maybe I said, we felt like it was our duty and responsibility to sign up for proper. So we did. We find out for he as they classes who chin America's in your daily. Association signed up for a full class, which is where we got three or four different certification in the process of the week. It's like super fast and intense. My teaches us all the basics learned on our own boat. So we learned our own boat very well and a lot of little ins and outs, and it was it was the, we needed the education to say the least. Can we go back to the beginning before you saw the Jenny as well? What was it the motivated you to live this sort of lifestyle? Well, we were living in Dallas, Texas, and we had both started something. He's Nikki as a makeup and Silas and photographer. And we kind of these crossroads we were pretty successful and it was gonna only more and more difficult to leave as we stayed in Dallas. And I don't know, had this wild idea that we don't want to live in Dallas for the rest of our lives. It's concrete city. It's a beautiful. City that these you to some living. But we wanted to be near the mountains in the ocean. I mean thought, well, let's let's go find any place to live and you know what? How do we take our house with this? I retire canceled this vine RV take a road trip and find find this perfect place. That was what nine years ago then let you know three, four months. Maybe it didn't take long and then we thought, well, why would you live in any one place when you could live everywhere? Kind of all at one, you know, just always eventually moving, and we started realizing that what we were doing didn't have to be temporary with something that could very well be viable all the time. It was a lifestyle on it, so we just never thought of it that way. I said, they suffering from Sydney tree life of phobia filled so so where where some of the summit around America where some of the best places you soul, what really sticks in your memory from that first part of the journey. You know, especially our first year on the road, we had absolutely ridiculous bucket list of all the places we wanted to go. And he's festivals. We wanted to attend and we didn't them all. We traveled so much that first year it was absolutely incredible that we visited a lot of the state national parks, and I love you know our entire country, but the west, the west, hold loan, many boring places you've got, you know, the Redwood forest where I always say ferries unknowns live, because if they do this in the world, they certainly live in Redwood four. Yeah, I think that's probably one of my personal favorites right on the border of over again in California. She's talking about just absolutely stomach and just if you hit it the right time of year before it's too sunny. And before it's too cold, it's just magical. And there's, I don't know. We challenge for seven years across North America, and we still have the at all hundred as on our. Get lists that we never got to. It's just unbelievable. When you compare in vitro to being on a bite in an Ave, there's something to look at all the time, but you guys the crossing the Pacific at the moment, they must be massive stretches of time where you don't see anything, but water. Yeah. I guess you start to notice lots of other things. If you're really lucky like catch them wail, which we did only for a short bit, but not physically kept caught. We see lots of dolphins and of course, lots of plying fish like to land on our deck flying squid, who will leave ink stains on your tech and Dargin moon ride like you've never seen before and just uninterrupted. You know, we look people seeing the life of pi, and we have experienced many of that are shown showing that movie that just seem so fantastical in imagined. They're actually move in real. And that's like when that's happens, that's when you're, you know, that's how yes they chose. Amazing. All right. So let's get on a bit more about the sailing part of the Ginny. You've been down the east coast and through the Panama Canal. So you've been, you've seen the fifty by you went through the Caribbean for stop. Yeah, we when we first started, we started off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We get. We knew. Ping. So we learned how to sail and we outfit started out hitting our bowl with solar and within batteries. And if you upgrade that we had brought over from the RV manning and stuff. Yeah, we get all of that in Florida sailed through the Bahamas kinda got you to the vote, kind of learning what we're in my and then finished up our outfitting and everything fully bluewater ready pretty much. We feel back to. We were in Florida for two months just but totally nailing the the, the work, and then we repent among straight away. Bahamas and then she writes in Panama and time in Panama transited the canal, which has been topic and then failed over Ecuador and then from Ecuador to French Polynesia previous episode of the podcast we've spoken about Panama on it was a surprising decision Frazee you said you spend a little bit of time they were. You surprised by it. We landed in a town called voca snow tour, which is like this little surf allege, and some other way right off the bat, and we scuba dive in these locations and the coral is just unbelievably different than anything we've ever seen in our lives. So that was like a kind of a great intro independent Ma that he's not men. This is who Panama all I know the Panama Canal. I don't know anything else. Great, but it was absolutely. Yeah, the local, you know, the natives and the culture that goes on in Panama's. Absolutely incredible. And then went inland. Even in visited book cafe and the Browning area and the cloud forest are just incredible and the coffee growers. And because the coffee farms and the most expensive coffee in the world, we just, we love like super copy. I dunno, marriage gates, whatever you wanna call snob. But Jill Mann Panama's amazing those coffee experiences. If you love coffee and to spend some coffee in the world is actually soldier ustralia and Taiwan, which is kind of felt was crazy. Yeah. Yeah. Panama is definitely big proprietor. You got hustled in Panama, apparently. Yes. Oh, yeah. On tricky subject. People really get fired up fellow sailors though there's very divided feelings on all of that, and it's very easy to see kind of both five spectrum, I guess. But then the argument which is you do have locals or whatever you wanna call them, that feel that that is kind of their territory and that it is their right to take a fee from you. If you want some and visit their area, whether you want to anchor outside of their, you know island or whatever the case may be. And so there are certain designated areas. There are certainly vital Murray areas and you pay a fee to anchor. They're not full finding Gandhi, and then there's just areas where somebody wants to come out and basically one day you're going to pay. And we had one of those situations and we'd been told from couple of other sailors. They're like, yeah, sometimes we'll come in full you and other sunkei won't. It just depend. And we when we first got there, we like bought walk through from the local fishermen and everything. L. trying to think maybe if we help support, then they'll be nice. And then they still came back for more anyway, and it's not a lot of money, but it's the principle and then on one side of spectrum sailors, you say, you can't pay them because then you're encouraging the behavior and now everybody's gonna get hustled every time they show. And then on the other spectrum, he's boy saying, you know, like no or yes, you pay them. It is their land. If you wanna stay there, then you know, yeah, you should support them like it's not a lot of money. These people have have much to them to have the cats adapting to life own boat. We capture definitely better sailors than we are. I'll say them, I'm seriously worried about the the one of the cats that likes to sit up on top of the mind, Sal. And I'm sorry, concerned that you're going to wrap it up in their accidents and I have you had any name uses with two cats. We had checks were cat in the checklist before raising the main sail. While seriously the on theories? No, he he does like to go in there, but he's going to. Yeah, you notice them pretty quickly. We always kind of do a little check, but when we're underway there, they're typically pretty good about just saying no further than the cockpit they they're stealing are absolutely incredible captor fantastic swimmers which you may not know. You need to put them in the Launer, but they are very good swimmers though. If they fall off, it's easy for them to get back on. We've only done happen to come with time. It's always either been at a Docker at anchor and usually becomes casing, burder fish. What about bed with it? Have you had any storms come of you? Well, we've definitely had our lightning scares, you know, on a boat, you're the only thing out there and there's lightning striking within one hundred feet straight to the water thinking. Oh crap. I'm this tall forty something. What mass, that twelve meters. I don't know. How does that is? I'm here. I'm sorry, you're out. Out there and there's this bowl sticking out anything. Okay, please don't strike us please second. But other than lightning scares and like a couple of weeks couplet squall the game. Forty, forty, five, not kind of come at you quickly, but it always happens and it seems like it happened our and it's over. And so it was kind of dislike quick and dirty thing. You know that happened and it was like reacting. Then by the time you even absorbed what all his happened in your sales are down in your back through, like kind of call it over and then you know you're back to, you know, fifteen eighteen months when again, and it seems like no big deal. Probably the biggest series seen is I think about five meters. So not massive seized by any means. We know mother nature concern on a dime at any point and and give us fifty knots away and then and twenty twenty. That's not what if we're gonna get. Yeah. So we, we try to absolutely keep a very close eye on the weather, and we ride picker weather windows and deer clear that the, but yeah, we haven't done. I get any keep saying yet. Just in case I feel like it's a knock on wood kind of thing that can happen to any of it as we still has the chat. We were inspired to chat to your thanks to what might Ellison. So she's got. She's compiled some questions because she's absolutely binged on video is and you blog's. She's got some questions on throw at. You didn't answer these. How many as of sunglasses do you both on. These are very bunches off. Yes, then are important on a boat. I tended to the break them. We have like shish shared glasses to like super. Does she like five, an eight dollar glasses? We have probably chance of those five to eight dollars glasses. And then we each have five or ten like twenty to thirty to forty dollars glasses. Normally, you want to go into town or you know polar idolizing the polar, they're actually pretty important on the wire. It helps you be better. You can. Yeah, whatever. Probably immigra- bags probably forty pairs of gos-. Well. Heavyweight in anything. We'd since let's say, smiles in the Caribbean. Let's see. Well, we actually only when in the beginning we we weren't fishermen either weren't everywhere fishermen than we would catch fish and we would look it up and we try to identify it and we'd end up eating fish that didn't taste very good. That was the captain even eat. It was so bad. Now, one more question to finish off in. It's kind of an important one. Given this week. We've learned that the size of the plastic in the ocean at the moment is bigger than France in the Pacific specifically, what are you guys on? Have you seen a lot of plastic in the water? Yeah, if you real, it's a real struggle and we're, we have a few different companies or nonprofits will. We're going to try and reach out to because we're not educated enough on on everything about the wreath in the quality of the water and and what's in it. So we're hoping we can work together with a few nonprofits and educate ourselves and then hopefully educate our audience on of. Type of five is really not that good or what things doing what you do is a boat or is not good, like what you can do in your home, that would help. Yeah, it it is amazing so much of it and you don't not even intentionally all thrown into the ocean. A lot of it is stuff that is from overflowing, trash cans, and ended up into a river or stream and then flow down into that river in stream and out into the ocean. It is a serious problem with the little mini rivers, a thing that caught up in the current and you will just be a little stream of plastics, fire homes and everything else, and it is. It did pardoning for sure. That he's very disheartening the state of our of his and oceans and everyday seems to be another horror story surrounding plastic pollution. You, you can follow Jason and Nikki's adventures on the blog gone with the winds, which will be in China. It's a, by the way I'm doing my bit for reducing plastic. We've gone bamboo toothbrushes at home. Nice one. Thank you very much. That's the style. Snorting and everything next week. Another distillation focusing on Ecuador, you'll find the willed numb podcast and amazing ninety type inside it's on on tunes and via the Google podcast app. And if you're listening in the end with virgin international domestic, thanks for choosing us to entertain amazing, no months. The was probably.