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"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:56 min | 4 months ago

"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Scott spacing. Author of China hand a thriller. And more calls here. First, let me simply note after Mao Zedong took power and of course we saw that the paranoia that existed during his reign and he died and son of a gun. It looked like reasonable people had taken over in Beijing. And so the powers that be in the world said, welcome to the big boys club. Here's your seat on the UN Security Council and membership in the World Trade Organization all the rest of this. Here are the agreements that you make sign here here and here. And I'm not sure that there is a single agreement they've ever signed that they didn't break. They're a pack of liars. I refer, of course, to the Chinese government. I don't see why we deal with them in any way, shape, or form. I mean, we've got to find another source for rare Earths. I don't see why we buy anything made in China. So a broom costs more made elsewhere. So what? I really see no reason why we deal with them at all Scott. Yes. You've raised a bunch of points there. I'll try and I'll try to comment. I'll try to link them going from mile to the present. I mean, what I'd say is look, I think there's no debate that Mao Mao is a disaster and that will culminate with the cultural revolution and complete disaster for China. And China was impoverished. You had hundreds of millions of people living very pre modern lives and that was very bad. I will say that really starting with Deng Xiaoping in 1980 two, you could say, well, for the last three, four decades, China was perceived to be moderating a lot, right? And they certainly took a more pragmatic course with regards to the economy. And there was a view and you could say it was a theory, but it was there was a view, and it's not unreasonable in my view. There was a view that the best thing to keep China on this peaceful course as they developed is to integrate them into the world economy, as you said. To allow them to continue to develop. I mean, like I said, I remember viscerally how poor China was, even in the 90s, right? And I don't think, and then I will say that the TO agreement and trade with China has helped and has helped lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and I think that's a good thing. And then it's although I don't particularly care, especially when they say they'll do one thing and then they violate the agreement. Well, so I'll get to that now, right? So on the one hand, what I'm trying to say, that's not to paint this with two finer brush. But on the one hand, it's a good thing for the Chinese to not be impoverished. Frankly, it's also benefited U.S. consumers because Chinese have a lot of talented and motivated people and skilled workers and they've built made a lot of things for the U.S. that's benefited U.S. consumers. So I'm all for that. But I do agree with you to your point about breaking agreements. What I had seen is certainly in the last two decades since the WTO agreement, China has on the one hand promised in many cases to open up their economy to reduce tariff barriers to provide licenses to operate in China to have a more fair and balanced kind of trading relationship with the U.S. and they largely have kind of dragged their drag their feet on that. And the U.S. has remained certainly until Trump and even with Trump, very open to Chinese goods and the trade imbalance is really out of control. And frankly, a lot of that or at least a big chunk of that is driven by the barriers that make it so difficult to sell into China from outside of China. So I'm all with you that on the one hand, where it makes sense where China has an advantage or where we don't want to make things. Of course, China should make it we should buy and we should have an equal trading relationship. But I also think if it's something that is critical, I don't care whether I agree whether we would prefer to make it if it's important, but then I go beyond brooms and we should just make it. Well, I agree. That's my other point, as I say, in cases where it doesn't logically make sense for China, if the only reason China is making it is because they're subsidizing it and blocking imports, of course, then that should not, we should not allow that. We also, to your point, we also should never allow ourselves to be held captive by China or coerced to do what they want simply because they are a monopoly producer of anything from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors to anything important by agree with you, the U.S. needs sulfur alliance in critical technologies and I believe we've let that go, currently. We have back in just a moment. This

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"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:49 min | 4 months ago

"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Okay, two questions. What is this thought on? And this is my theory. Pelosi going to Taiwan. We know about Pelosi's husband and how he somehow happens to make more money on every stock option than any other trader. In fact, they even have an app on Google that you can purchase that tracks every purchase he makes so that you can do the exact same thing he does. This guy, I think, you know, we gave $30 billion just recently a way to tight excuse me for a semiconductor semiconductor something in the United States where we're going to subsidize them in order to get them back in the U.S.. I bet he's going to see knew that that's when she has her queue to go over there and figure out and make a side arrangement for things having to do with semiconductor, let's let our guest adjacent to certainly to our discussion. That's been a large part of the discussion, Scott space. Has been the ulterior motives on the part of Nancy Pelosi either distracting from her husband's drunk driving trial that comes up today or there have been many questions raised over the years about the propriety of insider trading in the Pelosi family. If you have any thoughts about that, feel free. Sure, I'll try to thank you for the questions and comments even I'll try to link all three together. On Pelosi going to Taiwan. To my view is on the one hand, I believe that U.S. government officials should be should be able to travel where they want. And in theory, I don't see a problem with it. But as I was saying before, this is viewed as a direct state to state relationship with a territory that Mainland China views is part of China. So as they said, they view it as illegal and somebody used the word invasion. I will just say whatever our moralistic view of the trip is. These types of things are very provocative to China. And if we don't have the ability to back up our either our words or provocative actions we're required, it is dangerous. So what I often say is there was threats to shoot down the plane by, I think, a journalist actually, but if China decided to seize one of the small Taiwanese islands close to Mainland China, are we prepared? How would the U.S. or Taiwan react? If China did something smaller, like we have to be prepared for the responses and I don't know sometimes when people like Pelosi make these tricks for domestic political reasons that they've thought through the potential consequences. That's my view on that. With regards to with regards to her husband, her husband buying stock, I think that's actually related to China in the west. What I mean is, I personally think that there's no reason for any of these members of the Senate or House of Representatives to be buying individual stocks. They obviously have a ton of insider information and they can abuse that. They should all be banned, like many companies banned their employees from trading in individual shares. They should ban all of them from playing in the market and taking other kickbacks. China itself manipulates this in the way they also pay off different people and create so called business opportunities for both the bidens and trumps and others. So look, I agree with you entirely. As for the $30 billion for semiconductors, all I would say is, look, I generally also don't like what I call corporate pork or subsidies. That said, the U.S. is a laggard right now in semiconductors. And China is massively subsidizing it. And I admit, I don't know what else to do about the fact that if the U.S. doesn't do something, we could end up in a situation and only 5 or ten years where China has a much more advanced semiconductor industry than the U.S. and these are obviously critically important for military applications. So why are we depending on the Chinese for anything? Semiconductor chips, pharmaceuticals, anything. I mean, whatever we were doing at that Wuhan research lab, a working with the Chinese, they're a pack of liars, which I'll get to in a moment we're overdue for a break. But suffice it to say, I'm in favor of a virtual embargo on dealing with China at all. We'll be back with more in a moment. NFL

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"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:45 min | 4 months ago

"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Welcome back to the Jim bohannon show as we talked with the author of China hand Scott space ex I understand you to say that's not your real name. It is a pseudonym. For all the reasons you've listed about I'd rather keep my personal personal life out of the crosshairs of China and Chinese nationalists. I can certainly understand that. Now then I had to ask you and you were about to answer when the clock intervened. I had asked about the fact that this threat to shoot down House speaker Pelosi's airplane was not the first time such intemperate rhetoric has come from what sounded like an official Chinese source. Chinese general a few years ago, when Taiwan had again become a major issue, wondered how the United States would react to a missile being lobbed into Los Angeles. And you were about to respond. So please go ahead. Well, yes, the broader question I think I understood you asking was about Chinese nationalism and Taiwan and yes, some of these threats that they've launched. And three tests that I was going to give a slightly longer, longer story. It's just to try to put I do see the way that the Taiwan situation is reported in the press. And usually the articles come from one side or another. I'll try to provide a balanced perspective. I'll try to provide my view, it's a little long winded, but I'll try to keep it punchy. The reality is the history of China is quite complicated, right? Much of this predates the People's Republic of China. Imperial China. So before 1949, was in fact invaded and parts of it taken away by colonial powers. So the French, the British, the U.S. were involved in taking territory in Shanghai or obviously Hong Kong, there were different concessions they were called to the colonial powers. And in Taiwan, itself was taken by the Japanese as a prize as a concession from the Sino Japanese war. And I think 1894, 95. So China was the victim of colonialism and when the Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949, they vowed to reunify what certainly they view as historical China. And you can debate exactly what historical China could be, but even that is complicated because unlike you could say modern nation states, imperial China often had this kind of tributary relationship with kingdoms or cultures that were part of China. I don't know. They were certainly sort of related to Chinese culture. But anyway, China has vowed to reunify the historical China. That's just the way they view it. And we can debate it. But I certainly see certainly some merit to their view that China was a victim in the past. And even the Taiwanese government is basically the legacy of the Chinese Civil War, when the Taiwanese government Taiwan side was on the losing side, the nationalists, they fled to Taiwan and they remained the government there. And the U.S. has helped over the since World War II since the Chinese Civil War, the U.S. has helped prevent the communists from invading Taiwan. So where does that leave us today? We're in a situation where for many years, consistently, China has said they are going to reunify even the Taiwanese, I should say, believe that Taiwan is part of Mainland China, the Taiwanese constitution just argues that Mainland China should be part of the Taiwanese government run by the Taiwanese government. So it is complicated. Where do I come out? I certainly do not believe in use of force. I certainly believe there should be some right of self determination and democracy and there should not be a use of force to reunify or take over Taiwan. That said, the Chinese are deadly serious about that. They genuinely believe that the U.S. is interfering in a domestic issue in China and trying to split the country and I do think they'd go to war over it. So where does that leave us? Well, I do think the U.S. should be deterring war with China. But war would be a complete disaster. We speak, we as Americans seem to sort of. Carelessly sometimes get into these conflicts with no way out and I struggle. I'm not saying that China would the 50 U.S. and award, but I do not see how a war with China ends because they are very determined. And so what my second point would be in addition to deterrence, the best way to deter is to have a very strong military. I believe in Teddy Roosevelt's speak softly, but carry a big stick. Sometimes I think the U.S. tends to speak loudly, but not back that up, particularly in Asia with the military capabilities required. So whenever you read the war gaming, the U.S. doesn't fare so well these days in a conflict with shining and war games, we still seem distracted in the Middle East and Russia and I'm just saying if we're going to do things that could well provoke a real war with China, the U.S. better be prepared and I frankly don't see the U.S. particularly prepared for what a conflict with China could look like. No, I think you've spoken very realistically. I would agree. I had some questions on that. But here, let's see Stephen and Atlanta calls in. Hello Steven. Mister bohannon. Yes. I am thrilled, and I think you know the smile on my face and the thrill in my eyeballs. If you were looking at me about the fact that you were back. And not that I didn't enjoy your guess. I mean, your hosts that you're away. But I mean, you're just such a kind and a kind and wonderful person, as thoughtful and I just damn it, that is awesome. I thought that you were something was wrong with you. Really wrong with you, of course they don't tell us anything. Well, I had a health issue, which for the moment is put aside, and I appreciate your sentiments very much as Stephen. Did you have anything for our guest? Yeah, I do. Okay. Okay. So,

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"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:12 min | 4 months ago

"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Based it on a real power struggle in the Chinese government, but it takes place in the past. I don't comment on the current regime. So who knows? But clearly, as I said at the beginning, any story involving an American aiding the defection of the Chinese military leader probably isn't looked on kindly, but the Chinese government doesn't come after me anytime soon. You have a great gift for understatement. I daresay. Your thoughts about nationalism in China today, for example, I can not only that we had, of course, this threat to shoot down the jet carrying the House speaker. But do you go back a few years and I can remember when there was another flare up over Taiwan and a Chinese general at the time openly speculated in the media that he didn't think the United States would be interested in having a missile lobbed into Los Angeles. I mean, this kind of rhetoric is really not that new. Yes. At the risk of founding academic and going on a little too long, I'll try to share my views which are a little nuanced. And I admit I'm a little coming up on a break here. So rather than get you started and then interrupt you. Why don't we come right out of the break and get right into all of that nuance and all and hear it in one chunk instead of hearing it interrupted. Scott space our guest, again, he's the author of the book China hand. It is a novel inspired by actual events, a thriller, and it is all of that. It's published by post hill press. Our number is one 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo, one 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6. And this thing is closer to real life than maybe many of us would like it to be. More to come, one 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo and the Jimbo head and Joe with scotch space, the author of China hand will be back in just a moment. Subscribe to

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"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:00 min | 4 months ago

"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Welcome back to the Jimbo had a show we're talking to Scott spacing. He is the author of China hand from post hill press. It is a novel, a thriller inspired by actual events we are told. Introduce us, if you would, to Andrew Callaghan. So Andrew Callaghan, the protagonist in the book is a 22 year old American. He's just graduated from college and like many young people. He goes off to China to work on the language and have a little adventure. So he has an opportunity to teach at a university in China and he goes off preparing for the adventure of his life. But then what happens is the CIA approaches him and informs them that his beautiful colleague and emerging love interest is actually the daughter of the top general who's on the verge of defecting to the United States and they need his help to get her and the general's family out. So he's sort of dragged unexpectedly into what it's supposed to be as simple operation, but these things never work out that way. And it turns into a run for his life as he flees the country with the full power of the Chinese state after him and lily, the daughter of the general. It would not be a major stretch of the imagination to assume that Andrew Callaghan is Scott spacek. Well, I'm going to plead the 5th a little bit on that, but I'll say the character is definitely inspired by a number of real events, things involving me and not involving me, but what I often say is in the same way that Jack Carr has drawn on a lot of real events and experiences as a navy seal to create Jane's REITs, Jack Carr is not James Reese and I'm not exactly Andrew Kelly on either. So I'll just leave it at that. All right. Inspired by actual events, were you aware of or party two discussions that involved the defection of a high Chinese official? Well, there were a number of things that I was not involved in all of these by any stretch. But part of the inspiration was in December of 2000. So I actually taught back in 1998 99 and in December of 2000, a Chinese kernel named children ping actually defected to the U.S. while with a military delegation. And that just got me thinking. It was only reported lightly in the news. And they made it sound like he could just leave because he often traveled to the U.S. in his military capacity. And just kind of thinking, did he have a family, how did they get out? Because clearly, he probably had some family members in China who presume that we would just leave them behind. And related to that, I was aware of a Princeton professor soon after Tiananmen Square, who was involved in helping a dissident actually who was under hulk house arrest in China, flee to the U.S. embassy in Beijing. And I put the two together and sort of said, you know, imagine if the Chinese colonel's family needed help and just like the Princeton professor helped that dissident get out, what if a random young American just living and living in China had to be had to be involved in this plot? And I tried to weave in a bunch of other either real events that happened in the world around that time, whether the U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade or other events as well as things involving the CIA and Chinese politics. I tried to weave those in as well as a bunch of my own experiences. I used to box in China. I had I did have a lot of interactions with U.S. diplomats and business people at the time. And I tried to kind of weave it all together into an authentic, but hopefully fun kind of espionage adventure story. Yeah, and I would agree. I think you have succeeded in that regard. If in real life, let's say a Chinese general decided to defect in an American decided to help that person and they were both caught. What would happen to the Chinese official? Well, I can't say in a completely hypothetical situation, but they certainly do not look kindly on any perceptions of disloyalty. So there's one case and I'm forgetting exactly the name and exactly the context I know. I know there was one case of a suspected spy for the CIA and my understanding is he had a pregnant wife and I think they shot. His pregnant wife in front of him before they shot him in front of a crowd of other people to kind of set an example. So I think I'm always, I shouldn't say surprised. It's probably a good thing about the U.S. system that we presume innocent much more, but it is interesting to see the relative leniency often given in the U.S. relative to what you see certainly in China. And what would happen to the American who was helping this Chinese official defect. Well, my guess certainly he could get the same treatment, what you've also seen, though, as you currently see with some of the discussions with Russia over the WNBA player of Brittany, I think it's griner or greener, I'm not sure how to pronounce it. You could also imagine in that hold somebody to potentially trade them for one of their own spies. But it certainly wouldn't be a pleasant experience to be in a Chinese jail so that yeah, that was sort of what I was thinking. One 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo as our number one 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6 I'm just trying to use my imagination here and all of this I would think is certainly in other words let me put it this way just for writing this book. My guess would be that you would not be welcome back in China. Just tell me if you think I'm wrong. Well, I don't know. As I said for this and related reasons, I've had to use a pseudonym I'm pretty open about that. But I should be clear with your audience and potential readers. I mean, this is not, this is not a caricature of China. It's not an anti China China book. What I often say to people, look, I spent 2025 years of my life primarily living and working in China and studying the language and I really did fall in love with the people and culture. It's a fascinating place, rich rich culture and in many ways a fascinating society and people. So I have many, many positive things to say about China. And I actually should also say that there's relatively books I relatively few books in movies I find that really capture that nuance and capture both the good and the bad of China. And so just as what I often say is, just as there are espionage stories involving other countries, other normal countries like the U.S. or Israel or UK or Russia, why can't there be an authentic espionage story involving China involving a general cotton power struggle? A hypothetical power struggle 20 years ago. I

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"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:04 min | 4 months ago

"scott space" Discussed on WGN Radio

"At Jimbo talks. We're talking in this portion of the program with Scott that space. Am I pronouncing that last name right, SpaceX? Perfect, just like civic. Okay, very good. And he's written a book called China hand, it is, it is a novel, but inspired by actual events, published by post hill press, and you did at least for a while. You were a teacher in a top university in Beijing, is that right? Yes, I started by time in China, studying Chinese and teaching at a university, and I worked in business in China for many years, about 20 years. But you're no longer there, I would gather. In fact, I understand you're calling in tonight from Japan and we'll talk a bit about more about that. I'm calling it from Tokyo. I left a little post COVID. I left late in late 2020, not China. Because I could imagine that the leadership of the Chinese government might not be thrilled by the book China hand. Well, there are several reasons I am using a pseudonym and I wouldn't say the book, the book is not, I wouldn't say anti China at all, but of course anytime you're writing a book about the defection of the top Chinese military officer, you could imagine they might not like it. So I'm not expecting the book to be sold in Beijing anytime soon. Not anytime soon, I would daresay. All right, before we get into the book and what it might say about China because after all novels can be fact based or not, but of course they don't have to be there. Their works of fiction. But I'm curious how the Japanese media are carrying the story of the House speaker Nancy Pelosi who visit to Taiwan. Well, I wouldn't say I try to read the media from all over the world, but especially the U.S. and Japan and China. I wouldn't say that the Japanese coverage is all too different from the coverage in the U.S. and what I mean by that is I think you see two sides to the story. On the one hand, as you hear from some of the press in the U.S., Japan, historically, has been a very pacifist, very concerned about confrontation. They don't certainly don't want conflict with China. They've had a very small self defense force ever since World War II. And I think the default post World War II for Japan has been to avoid confrontation. On the other end, so you hear that in part of the media like the U.S. trying to stir up stir up trouble that's going to potentially draw Japan to a larger conflict. On the other hand, you increasingly have a point of view in Japan that as China has gotten wealthier, stronger. They've started to throw their weight around a lot and Japan is threatened and Japan like any normal country needs to have a normal normal sized military needs to be able to defend itself. And can't allow China to be bullying whether it's Taiwan or Japan as well because Japan is very aware that they have some territorial disputes with China as well. And China threatens to take whether it's this intact islands or occasionally they even mentioned Okinawa. So yeah, I think you do here two sides, but increasingly the Japanese sort of stand with the U.S. when it comes to standing up to perceived Chinese aggression. Now, technologically, it would take Japan maybe a couple of months to build a nuclear weapon. I mean, it's not like this is any major challenge to them that the Genie is out of the bottle and the Chinese and the Japanese rather are as the technologically developed as any society on the planet. I don't know the extent of which again you've kept track of that, but of course following World War II a pacifism was in fact written into the Japanese constitution. We're not going to let the spirit of bushido and the harsh militarism take control again in this country. I can easily see that changing. Especially if they were to take the view that they can't really depend on the United States necessarily. I think that's exactly right. And I can't predict how it's going to play out, but there's definitely been discussion about developing nuclear weapons. As you said, my understanding if they could develop them very, very quickly, they have civilian nuclear power and they have the stockpiles of uranium and so on that could be used for the weapons. So it's just a matter of them making the decision to do so and I can't predict whether it will happen, but clearly perceived Chinese bullying China is a major nuclear power pushes them towards problem nuclear weapons potentially. I could certainly see that happening as well. What did you teach in China? I just thought I had just graduated from college. And I just taught English. It was a very, it was one of the top universities, but I was teaching, I'll say American society and politics and other topics basically in English. It was English based reading of different news and things like that. And in terms of the average Chinese student, how did they take to an American professor? I'm just curious. Well, you know, China is a country like any other. And you have all types. And I really tried to capture this in my book. And what I would say is when I was there, we got to keep in mind that I taught about 2025 years ago and China at that point was much poorer than it is today. Per CAPiTA income was under a thousand U.S. dollars per year. The country was still about 70% rural. So literally, probably 50, 60% of my students were basically fresh off of a farm. They were a bit intimidated, I think, by seeing foreigners, sometimes for the first time, they were generally fairly shy, frankly, many were pretty malnourished. And so there was definitely a lot of curiosity from the average student, but also a little bit of fear. I should also say that at the particular school where I taught, which is kind of the basis for the school in the book. It was a school for future diplomats and frankly spies. There was definitely kind of a lot of indoctrination that went on a lot of so called patriotic education. And that also made its way in. But I would say back then, you definitely had a lot of curiosity and mixed views. I would say though today, after really 25, 30 years of very strong patriotic education, they are definitely much more nationalist nationalistic than they used to be. And I think that's one of the reasons there is real danger when you see Pelosi visiting Taiwan or some of these perceived provocations by the U.S., the average Chinese would probably choose to go to war. They're very militaristic and nationalistic at this point. You brought up Japan a few minutes ago and I do see parallels to Japan prior to World War II. So I'm not predicting a war, but I do think the U.S. needs to be very careful because the level of nationalism has written a lot and Chinese definitely believe that Taiwan is an integral part of China and they would go to war over that. And we just need to be aware that that is something we're playing with. And they need to be aware that knuckles dragging misfits shouldn't be allowed to represent a country in terms of shooting down a high elected official from another country. If they had even understand what the hell is an elected official. All right, stay with us more to come here with our guests, Scott, space, and his new book China hand. All routines, the die hard, like those multiple cups of coffee and sugary energy drinks to stay alert. You could discover a

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"scott space" Discussed on Accelerate Your Business Growth

Accelerate Your Business Growth

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"scott space" Discussed on Accelerate Your Business Growth

"I just my book just became a virtual book club book. And that's what they do. It's fourteen minutes a day for twenty eight days very yup. Yeah there's a reason that yeah. That's exactly right hats fascinating it's really about retention. I mean if you learn a lot of information in a short period of time your it's called the knowledge decay or you're forgetting curve is very steep. And so and you know. This intuitively when you've studied for a long time on a particular topic and then you didn't use it that next week two weeks later you're probably having a hard time remembering it. And and it's just because dollar decays very quickly right after you learn it if you don't use it and so that's where doing it smaller pieces and then getting content back in front of you. You're probably in those fourteen. Days are in twenty eight days. What's effective is this. You see at one day and then a couple of days later you see a little bit of it again. And so that's actually what starts cemented in your in your memory and Scott spaced repetition and And so that's a very effective way to not just learn it one time but actually To remember it which is really all that matters okay. So if i'm understanding this right we really need to be implementing. What we're learning quickly. You know. they need to be connected to each other. That's exactly right. Implementing it or revisiting it and re org reviewing the content and it may be reviewing similar content. If you you know you may not have the opportunity to use it at work right away but at least review the concepts not not terribly long after you learned it and that's the type of thing that commits to longer term memory is say okay. This is so interesting. Demand really is really is it really. I mean so if there's someone listening at their small business owner and their thinking okay. I might wanna make an adjustment Are there like first steps that you would suggest a hate to change the.

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"scott space" Discussed on Never Ninety Nine

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02:33 min | 1 year ago

"scott space" Discussed on Never Ninety Nine

"Get it. Sorry about that for listening to this. Just feel that excitement of that sound so we have some all think it hits all the sierra criteria when i saw so cozy so. It's a cosy blanket hoodie. It's a hoodie cosy blanket. Hoodie scott space. You could literally wrap yourself in ans- infinite space infinity. Then you could wear a hoodie. Hopefully they have. They hit all the criteria right there. S fuck legit. It's aerob- it's a rondo. Technically it's aerobics. Robe hoodie cozy of space. That's why i was like yeah. Hook it up. I was like that's what it is. Yeah so i enjoyed that. you know. it's fun because sam has one of these really. I had never seen it before i ran. I was looking for cozy shit. And i was all cozy queen. Yes why that's why typed in it was on cozy but his has like laser lights but he didn't get the sherpa was like how do you not go sherpa route area and it's a large so it's like really big on me so this one looks more my size. I got the medium fab. Yeah right. that's cool all right cool. Perfect thank you. i appreciate it. Most gives have been centered around. I've got a few sexy things. I got some jewelry. I off on a bad skirt but like hits like right at the booty. So it's nice. What does that mean also like mesh and stars. Who gave it to you. Amelia was explain all those adjectives. It's like maybe the ladies listening to exactly yup. I know that it's like a mesh skirt so it's not a real scary now. It's a skirt made out of mash. You can see through it. See three okay. So the real skirt till scott waistband. Okay so this curtis for sexy time. I actually talk to come over. You're not gonna get those things a rave shirt you're going to go publix public unless you're going after you went to a rave and then all bets are off and like ask on like fuck off discotheque man when i was younger. Wouldn't it like oj or lemon juice or lemon juice cost. Vicks inhaler is.

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"scott space" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

16:04 min | 1 year ago

"scott space" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"So to defend their homeland. They built their castles in the valleys. However gwynedd was conquered by edward. The i in the twelve eight long shanks of braveheart fame so beautifully played by patrick megan but he interested in the valleys. He wanted to be able to get to his castles built his cousins. Which are the most expensive set of wonderful counselors you've ever seen. But his cancels are on the edge of the seat so he could access bring building materials by sea. So the kessels that. I'm thinking of in wales for these big dramatic state of the art in the thirteenth century castles. They would be english. Castles built to keep the indigenous welsh. People down yeah and they would be accessible by. Cc what you you don't need to control the countryside just didn't have these holds access by sea. And then you can administer your empire when you've been there you know there's a very narrow coastal strip with mountains on the inside so if you're going to move in north wales you can move either along the coastal strip All through the valleys well if built castles at the mouths of rivers on the seashore. You've got the landscape. Tida bottled up the country king edward. He had his castles there. What are the top three or four castles that they come out and conway damaris. I'd say those harlequins one go just castles. This is travel with rick steves. We've been joined by martin. The land of its the guide from northern rail's. We've been talking about snowden national park in the cultural and historic wonders nearby martin. Thanks so much for joining us. And i'd like to just close with a moment with your unit just spent three just exhilarated. We didn't take the steam train week. Climbed there's a beautiful day. We got to the top of mount snowden you as a welshman tell me what do you see and what do you think accept. The view from the top is stunning. You can see ireland from toughest out you can see. The island. man from atop snowden to see is there the lakes heavily glaciated landscape deep steep narrow valleys streams that run down them and a very green countryside is not by accident that tom jones sang the green green grass of home. It does rain a bit. But you know it's worth putting on a coat to go out into the issue of snowdonia in at that moment. You're in the top of wales literally. Al's martin thanks so much joining us. Thank you for having in just a bit. We'll explore the outdoorsy appeal of the laid back former yugoslav nation of slovenian where there'll be celebrating thirty years of independence later this year but i british travel writer. Dan richards looks at the small outposts. You can find scattered around some of the wildest places on earth it's travel with. Rick steves as a kid. Dan richards climbed trees and built forks in the countryside of western england since then his enthusiasm for adventure has taken him to untamed landscapes around the world some even come with a place to stay and breathtaking view for his book outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. Dan explored the huts cabins and refugees that have sheltered wilderness adventures for decades. He joins us now. Travel with rick steves to take us to these secret worlds. That you won't find on airbnb. Dan welcome hello. Thank you for having me. You mentioned in your book that it all started with a polar bear pelvis. That sat on your father's desk. Can you explain that. Just before i was born. My dot came back from an expedition That he had done to saul bot in the hayek tick when he was younger. He was a mountaineer and also a bit of an explorer and he went to this the most northerly human permanent settlement on earth which is called neon listened as part of a sort of geology expedition. And when he came home he unpacked his bag. And he had this most amazing almost alien artifact which was this whole obama pelvis a very old when he found it. So you know he never sort of the back Involved but he found this kind of bony frame and brought it home and as you say kind of as incredible object in his study. So there's the polar bear pelvis and then a photograph of your dead in small bird. Yes and he'd stayed with his team In a number shuts up that just very very Rudimentary very fragile. Little buildings where they had stayed for a nato team so when your school friends are going to new york for their summer break you decide to go to fall board and find that shed and tell us about how you got into going to these remote outposts because you've gone to these places all over the world will in light of my dad's trip. I began to think about these outposts as witness in a way to amazing adventures and travels that people had had over centuries really and often. The people are gone and the only thing that remains. Is there jumping off. Point and that could be a base like scott space in antarctica or could be a beacon like a lighthouse or fire watching cabin and the paps these places a now out of use but they still exist as these kind of amazing survivors and memorials to that went on. I began thinking about that and also the way that often creative people will try and make shed or a spot in space either in the house or in the garden in a way to try and sort of interact with the muses or just create enough kind of klis space to think and create so. I began to combine them. That is so important. I just loved going to the remote fjords on the west coast of norway and finding the little tiny cabin where edvard grieg. The great norwegian composer would work. And you can see the simple piano he composed on and you can look out the window and see the solitude in the pristine nature and the vast -ness of it all that inspired him and you can imagine that solitude was his muse absolutely. I think a lot of the places that i visited were like that. They had just enough architecture to make some difference so you weren't completely outside and And thorough has that line where his walden pond heart. He was caged amongst birds so the birds were free and that he was with you know at his desk just in the nature so i suppose venturing to these places you would prepare yourself to know what was the purpose of this hutton. And what is the humanity of it. What was the struggle. What was the heroics of this hut and then when you go there. It becomes a little more rewarding and a little more meaningful. Yes absolutely and some of them have had amazing. Double triple quadruple lives. So that were sale house that i visited in iceland and these are buildings are incredibly rudimentary. Stop and they were built by the early norse to make crossing the very barren interior of iceland possible so they were joined the dots kind of stations along the way and they started out being almost little igloos. If you can imagine an inkling that was made of turf and rox And then over the years. They've been rebuilt so many times that now they look like what you might recognize as a sort of prairie farmstead in a way but they still retain the foundations and the story and the myth and ghosts of all of these different incarnations and all of the travelers who've passed through them. I found that really fascinating. And you can hike to one of those. What was it like lobster house of joy in the middle of iceland. It was amazing. Because i think i describe in the book is driving over this featureless because we were renovating it. We actually drove out. But you can imagine the norse walking over this featureless terrain immense seeing this little hook as it would have been in their day appearing and the house of joy you now you can imagine the joy that you know you'll sleeping. You have a roof tonight. You know you're going to be warm because if you missed that if you get lost if you can't find it then you're out on a permafrost did completely baron surveys tundra. So the the need to get in and get warm with immense and very kind of you know essential and elemental and when i approached Atmos which was the sal house that i visited. I describe it as a little. A little house sat up and hugging his knees And when you're out in this kind of an environment and you got your notepad there as a writer all sorts of beautiful thoughts i would think just flutter by and you want to grab them. Write them down absolutely. Although often i end up thinking about this. In retrospect how try and take a few pitches but often when you're in these bases it's so important just to live in the moment and even writing something down you don't want to take your eyes off Was around you directly in front of this. Sale house was the second largest glossier in iceland. And just look at it. It was just so had such charisma. This thing you know it exuded. This cold cold charisma. It was really not it. He would look into these deep deep. Blue's all the blues. You can imagine of this you know elemental incredibly old incredibly important blasio and then to actually take your eyes off it and write something down almost feel like a dereliction of duty. You need to sort of so it all up. Take it all in. This is the quintessence of travel. What you're talking about this travel with rick steves. If you ever wanted to really get away. And i mean really away. The neil enjoy the stories of travel writer. Dan richards his book is outpost attorney to the wild ends of the earth and in this book. He takes his hand adventures to ten remote cabins and refugees and some of the most hostile terrain on the planet. Dan is a royal literary fund fellow at bristol university in england. We have links to dense work with this week. Show rick steves dot com slash radio. So dan you talk about these little hudson. These sheds and whatever we call them and they do have interesting names in scotland. What is it a booth or a buffy a buffy. yes tell us about arriving at a in scotland. Well i think the word bossy comes from There are several derivation. But if you can imagine a booth it's a single room dwelling and again your arriving. After a heart. They slog it scotland so you know it rains and then it really rains and if the sun is shining it's probably still raining you know and you'll be hiking over maybe some orlando. Maybe you've come off the kango and mountains. Andrew just immersed in this amazing plateau of mountains and gorse and heather and moorland a menu see on the horizon again a little buffy this little former crofters hot perhaps a little house little dwelling and you get in and one of the most amazing things about scottish bodies and bodies exist all over the uk. There are some in wales there some in the lake district you get into this very simple dwelling and they're the marks of the people who have been there before you and it really put me mind. There's a wonderful poem by philip. Larkin poem is called. Home is so sad and the lines go. It stays as it was left. Formed to the comfort of the last to go as if to win them back. I've got a cabin rarely visit up in the mountains outside of seattle. And it's like that. I never know who was there last. And sometimes it's been months but you still feel the spirit of the people who were there last and how they left it and what they must have done the fund they must have had and then you get absolutely you get to take that story and carry it forward. That's it and the carrying forward. I think is such an amazing thing of a lot of the places i visited in the book. The bodies and the sale house. They are generous architecture. And as much as they allow on would movement they allow further adventures into as you said earlier pantley completely inhospitable terrain but within them hidden these jewel. Like dwellings at that. Allow you to spend a night. In relative comfort. The scottish have a word rough stuffing they call it. So you know you don't find bothell you don't find a sale house you end up sleeping in a relatively dry ditch with your pack as a pillow and cote is a do a or You know and that's rough stuffing and the alternative to that is amazing. Bossie any day over absolutely. Yeah so you can have fire in great. It is kinda cool to think. They're not the end of the road. They are at depot on the way to somewhere in most cases. Absolutely yeah they're kinda silo. I think you know 'cause some people leave you know. You might get candles you mike matches. You might get some food. That's been left this kind of in a ten you might. You might even get biscuits. I mean that's real luxury out there. Dan richards documents is adventures in outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. He also co wrote holloway with robert mcfarlane which we spoke about on a recent edition of travel. With rick steves then post to twitter at then underscore zip dan. You were talking about a shepherd's hut in switzerland. Can you describe that to us. There was a writing heart that i went to in switzerland. There was a shepherd's hut. That's in the swiss chapter which is a roger deakins kind of shepherd's hut. He was an amazing nature writer from britain. So i'm visiting his farmstead in suffolk in this chapter and really. I just oppose this very very simple. Almost little caravan that he had on wheels that he would move about his estate and he would write and they'll be a little potbellied stove in there and a wonderful quite uncomfortable hosts hannah tryst bed. And you had your own little world in there and i just oppose this with A really space age treehouse. I visited in switzerland. Which is part of jan mcculskey factions writing. I suppose you it. Looks like a fortress. But i think really. It's a kind of Residency program so writers can go and they given everything that they would need to write and one of those things is a solitude but also they're given solitude also from the ground as in their suspended in this amazing brutally honest plywood with all. Maude comes under floor. Heating and things like that is the sort of thing. Silicon valley tech entrepreneur might build in upstate. New york you know. But you're in the jerem mountains of switzerland and it's for writers and it was a really interesting juxtaposition because for one you've got roger deakins very very spot in space and in the other. You've got this super high. Tackle most sifi swiss little cube. That's very blade runner. And at the other extreme you have again this just enough to make you aware that you're not completely outside so i was juxtaposing nose and seeing which might be better for the creative process and everything dan. I'm fascinated in that. Because i can just see the rustic shepherd's hut and then i could see you in this super high tech pod. Did you try writing and thinking and organizing your thoughts in the high tech pod. I did but it's strange. You know the parts of that adventure. I spent six weeks in that port at is exactly the right word you use. It was apart and the nights. I loved best with a stormy nights where you'd get a snowstorm. And you get the gaels coming in and you would see these triple ply windows. But they would walk. You know you'd see them. Woman's breathing with the storm such was the elemental force outside. When you would feel the whole pod begin to move on its horses and it felt for a moment like you're in a ship in the middle of a stormy sea and those elements are like best where nature almost tried to get back on an even keel. 'cause you can be in this kind of almost hermetically sealed box away from everything. You can't hear the birds where everything is automated. You know everything is digital but nature will always find a way and the parts that i love most with a stormy elements and also. There was an amazing weekend. Where the pod developed several leaks and say you could hear dripping of water and the susie alec trysofi and there's something in me that likes the chaos of that so the pits. I really enjoyed so book. Takes us all over the world. Tell.

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"Lake district. And should we climb snowdon or ben nevis well. Snowden is the tallest mountain in wales benevolence the tallest mountain in scotland. First of all. Dark more and yorkshire dales are kind of dot morris let's say is not as elevated and the deals are beautiful rolling. It's rolling it's nello leads. It's sort of remote unused flat. I rolling hills. Is its farmland mostly but it says is just that if you want more neutral if you want more hardcore nature. I think i would recommend district or snowdonia okay. It's me i'd recommend snowdonia. The just lake district is more rounded. Snowdonia is no jagged. I love scotland ben. Nevis is four thousand four hundred and six feet so that's another thousand feet or whatever dot com and because it's so much further north it can get much colder and it has to be aware of after remember the latitude Factors in there But bj's talking about the lake district. That's the cumbrian lake district. That's you've got to the south in the north. The south to me is more touristy. I love settling down in the north. Because they can. There's plenty hikes there. But a great thing about wales is all the castles north without being wonder struck by the castle's tell us just briefly as we visit snowden and we drive there and we explore around. We're gonna see castles who built them in. Why well they're two sets. If you like of castles in authorize one set was built by the princes of gwynedd dear understand. that's the area in which not only finds itself now. If you're trying to attack them that you have to. Because it's a mountainous landscape you have to come along mountain valleys and so to defend their homeland. They built their castles in the valleys. However gwynedd was conquered by edward. The i in the twelve eight long shanks of braveheart fame so beautifully played by patrick megan but he interested in the valleys. He wanted to be able to get to his castles built his cousins. Which are the most expensive set of wonderful counselors you've ever seen. But his cancels are on the edge of the seat so he could access bring building materials by sea. So the kessels that. I'm thinking of in wales for these big dramatic state of the art in the thirteenth century castles. They would be english. Castles built to keep the indigenous welsh. People down yeah and they would be accessible by. Cc what you you don't need to control the countryside just didn't have these holds access by sea. And then you can administer your empire when you've been there you know there's a very narrow coastal strip with mountains on the inside so if you're going to move in north wales you can move either along the coastal strip All through the valleys well if built castles at the mouths of rivers on the seashore. You've got the landscape. Tida bottled up the country king edward. He had his castles there. What are the top three or four castles that they come out and conway damaris. I'd say those harlequins one go just castles. This is travel with rick steves. We've been joined by martin. The land of its the guide from northern rail's. We've been talking about snowden national park in the cultural and historic wonders nearby martin. Thanks so much for joining us. And i'd like to just close with a moment with your unit just spent three just exhilarated. We didn't take the steam train week. Climbed there's a beautiful day. We got to the top of mount snowden you as a welshman tell me what do you see and what do you think accept. The view from the top is stunning. You can see ireland from toughest out you can see. The island. man from atop snowden to see is there the lakes heavily glaciated landscape deep steep narrow valleys streams that run down them and a very green countryside is not by accident that tom jones sang the green green grass of home. It does rain a bit. But you know it's worth putting on a coat to go out into the issue of snowdonia in at that moment. You're in the top of wales literally. Al's martin thanks so much joining us. Thank you for having in just a bit. We'll explore the outdoorsy appeal of the laid back former yugoslav nation of slovenian where there'll be celebrating thirty years of independence later this year but i british travel writer. Dan richards looks at the small outposts. You can find scattered around some of the wildest places on earth it's travel with. Rick steves as a kid. Dan richards climbed trees and built forks in the countryside of western england since then his enthusiasm for adventure has taken him to untamed landscapes around the world some even come with a place to stay and breathtaking view for his book outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. Dan explored the huts cabins and refugees that have sheltered wilderness adventures for decades. He joins us now. Travel with rick steves to take us to these secret worlds. That you won't find on airbnb. Dan welcome hello. Thank you for having me. You mentioned in your book that it all started with a polar bear pelvis. That sat on your father's desk. Can you explain that. Just before i was born. My dot came back from an expedition That he had done to saul bot in the hayek tick when he was younger. He was a mountaineer and also a bit of an explorer and he went to this the most northerly human permanent settlement on earth which is called neon listened as part of a sort of geology expedition. And when he came home he unpacked his bag. And he had this most amazing almost alien artifact which was this whole obama pelvis a very old when he found it. So you know he never sort of the back Involved but he found this kind of bony frame and brought it home and as you say kind of as incredible object in his study. So there's the polar bear pelvis and then a photograph of your dead in small bird. Yes and he'd stayed with his team In a number shuts up that just very very Rudimentary very fragile. Little buildings where they had stayed for a nato team so when your school friends are going to new york for their summer break you decide to go to fall board and find that shed and tell us about how you got into going to these remote outposts because you've gone to these places all over the world will in light of my dad's trip. I began to think about these outposts as witness in a way to amazing adventures and travels that people had had over centuries really and often. The people are gone and the only thing that remains. Is there jumping off. Point and that could be a base like scott space in antarctica or could be a beacon like a lighthouse or fire watching cabin and the paps these places a now out of use but they still exist as these kind of amazing survivors and memorials to that went on. I began thinking about that and also the way that often creative people will try and make shed or a spot in space either in the house or in the garden in a way to try and sort of interact with the muses or just create enough kind of klis space to think and create so. I began to combine them. That is so important. I just loved going to the remote fjords on the west coast of norway and finding the little tiny cabin where edvard grieg. The great norwegian composer would work. And you can see the simple piano he composed on and you can look out the window and see the solitude in the pristine nature and.

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"Of its from northern wales talking about snowden in the area around northern wales where you've got the slate culture you got the tallest mountain and wales and he got plenty of opportunities to enjoy as a traveler. Our email is radio. At rick steves dot com and bj in mackinaw illinois has emailed us and martin bj rights with a limited time for our first trip to the uk. Our family of four which includes two. Teenagers can't hit every park to the extent that we'd like should we see snowdonia. Instead of dartmoor yorkshire dales or the lake district. And should we climb snowdon or ben nevis well. Snowden is the tallest mountain in wales benevolence the tallest mountain in scotland. First of all. Dark more and yorkshire dales are kind of dot morris let's say is not as elevated and the deals are beautiful rolling. It's rolling it's nello leads. It's sort of remote unused flat. I rolling hills. Is its farmland mostly but it says is just that if you want more neutral if you want more hardcore nature. I think i would recommend district or snowdonia okay. It's me i'd recommend snowdonia. The just lake district is more rounded. Snowdonia is no jagged. I love scotland ben. Nevis is four thousand four hundred and six feet so that's another thousand feet or whatever dot com and because it's so much further north it can get much colder and it has to be aware of after remember the latitude Factors in there But bj's talking about the lake district. That's the cumbrian lake district. That's you've got to the south in the north. The south to me is more touristy. I love settling down in the north. Because they can. There's plenty hikes there. But a great thing about wales is all the castles north without being wonder struck by the castle's tell us just briefly as we visit snowden and we drive there and we explore around. We're gonna see castles who built them in. Why well they're two sets. If you like of castles in authorize one set was built by the princes of gwynedd dear understand. that's the area in which not only finds itself now. If you're trying to attack them that you have to. Because it's a mountainous landscape you have to come along mountain valleys and so to defend their homeland. They built their castles in the valleys. However gwynedd was conquered by edward. The i in the twelve eight long shanks of braveheart fame so beautifully played by patrick megan but he interested in the valleys. He wanted to be able to get to his castles built his cousins. Which are the most expensive set of wonderful counselors you've ever seen. But his cancels are on the edge of the seat so he could access bring building materials by sea. So the kessels that. I'm thinking of in wales for these big dramatic state of the art in the thirteenth century castles. They would be english. Castles built to keep the indigenous welsh. People down yeah and they would be accessible by. Cc what you you don't need to control the countryside just didn't have these holds access by sea. And then you can administer your empire when you've been there you know there's a very narrow coastal strip with mountains on the inside so if you're going to move in north wales you can move either along the coastal strip All through the valleys well if built castles at the mouths of rivers on the seashore. You've got the landscape. Tida bottled up the country king edward. He had his castles there. What are the top three or four castles that they come out and conway damaris. I'd say those harlequins one go just castles. This is travel with rick steves. We've been joined by martin. The land of its the guide from northern rail's. We've been talking about snowden national park in the cultural and historic wonders nearby martin. Thanks so much for joining us. And i'd like to just close with a moment with your unit just spent three just exhilarated. We didn't take the steam train week. Climbed there's a beautiful day. We got to the top of mount snowden you as a welshman tell me what do you see and what do you think accept. The view from the top is stunning. You can see ireland from toughest out you can see. The island. man from atop snowden to see is there the lakes heavily glaciated landscape deep steep narrow valleys streams that run down them and a very green countryside is not by accident that tom jones sang the green green grass of home. It does rain a bit. But you know it's worth putting on a coat to go out into the issue of snowdonia in at that moment. You're in the top of wales literally. Al's martin thanks so much joining us. Thank you for having in just a bit. We'll explore the outdoorsy appeal of the laid back former yugoslav nation of slovenian where there'll be celebrating thirty years of independence later this year but i british travel writer. Dan richards looks at the small outposts. You can find scattered around some of the wildest places on earth it's travel with. Rick steves as a kid. Dan richards climbed trees and built forks in the countryside of western england since then his enthusiasm for adventure has taken him to untamed landscapes around the world some even come with a place to stay and breathtaking view for his book outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. Dan explored the huts cabins and refugees that have sheltered wilderness adventures for decades. He joins us now. Travel with rick steves to take us to these secret worlds. That you won't find on airbnb. Dan welcome hello. Thank you for having me. You mentioned in your book that it all started with a polar bear pelvis. That sat on your father's desk. Can you explain that. Just before i was born. My dot came back from an expedition That he had done to saul bot in the hayek tick when he was younger. He was a mountaineer and also a bit of an explorer and he went to this the most northerly human permanent settlement on earth which is called neon listened as part of a sort of geology expedition. And when he came home he unpacked his bag. And he had this most amazing almost alien artifact which was this whole obama pelvis a very old when he found it. So you know he never sort of the back Involved but he found this kind of bony frame and brought it home and as you say kind of as incredible object in his study. So there's the polar bear pelvis and then a photograph of your dead in small bird. Yes and he'd stayed with his team In a number shuts up that just very very Rudimentary very fragile. Little buildings where they had stayed for a nato team so when your school friends are going to new york for their summer break you decide to go to fall board and find that shed and tell us about how you got into going to these remote outposts because you've gone to these places all over the world will in light of my dad's trip. I began to think about these outposts as witness in a way to amazing adventures and travels that people had had over centuries really and often. The people are gone and the only thing that remains. Is there jumping off. Point and that could be a base like scott space in antarctica or could be a beacon like a lighthouse or fire watching cabin and the paps these places a now out of use but they still exist as these kind of amazing survivors and memorials to that went on. I began thinking about that and also the way that often creative people will try and make shed or a spot in space either in the house or in the garden in a way to try and sort of interact with the muses or just create enough kind of klis space to think and create so. I began to combine them. That is so important. I just loved going to the remote fjords on the west coast of norway and finding the little tiny cabin where edvard grieg. The great norwegian composer would work. And you can see the simple piano he composed on and you can look out the window and see the solitude in the pristine nature and.

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"Realize when they got onto everest. The thousand closed system froze so they the luckily they had a couple of open systems with them but they had some rugged enough areas in north wales where they thought they could have some practice there. And you to some mountain they're not resorts there. Sort of hiking centers or something. There's some beautiful towns There's a temple beth. Lert have to guess who described beth gillard. Well it's a mountainous area and therefore towns villages they nestle in the valleys. they don't sit on top of hills and bear galette which means galaxy grave is Is in little bowl with rivers running through it stone building. Oh yes everything's built of stone. I have everything is built a stone. Don't bridges over the babbling thrown bridges. And of course slate roofs because wales used to be these slate production center of the world at one time. That's right so when we think about going to north wales as a visitor and we wanna do some hikes. What advice would you give for enjoying the nature of snowden national park and bringing up some calories at the same time you can hike at all levels. Mt snowden itself with as it is in. Welsh is an attraction. And there's railway that runs up so if you don't want to walk for three hours just take the train and this is kind of a cute little tourist steam train yell it goes from clan sambas up to the top and that's a family day out it is. It gets crowded what was going to say is that snowden is like a magnet people have heard of it people know that so that eight hundred and twenty seven square miles so get away from snowden. You'll see fewer and fewer people which is a lovely thing. It is very emptier. It is and if you wanted to have some rugged memory you could hike it without the steam train. Take what five hours or three hundred zero five hours up down if if you know it. It's a nice day. it's a lovely day. Beware say this flatter. Beware of times of year like easter. Right when it's considerably the top dress. Well okay archaeologist martin delenda Our guide right now on travel with rick. Steves to mount snowden and snowdonia national park. it's near where. He makes his home in northern wales. When we're enjoying the great nature anywhere in britain if you want experienced the industrial age sleet industry. The heritage in wales. What are your suggestions. I would suggest inflammatories itself now. We suddenly mountain railway goes up and better better. You have part of the national museum of wales. The slate museum of the north. There is no charge to go in and to me it's fascinating i go there myself. I dropped in. It's very well done. It is well done. But it's it's a museum in its it. Duplicates replicate some sort of slices of life from those days. But you can actually go into a mind and you can take the lifts down and experience. What would you recommend if you want to actually put a hard hat and doing. I would go to blame of his synagogue. Leno festina neha with this. What what festina starts with two fs. Yes f- f- and then through two hours and when you l. is pronounced l. but to el-zor pronounced esh okay so that be f- that initials of the town's name in when you see that you know. That's the quintessential slate mining town just outside of town. There's the liquid mine from say embarrassed with is about. I'd say comfortable drive on the wrong side of the road that is it's a bat and now has maybe forty five minutes when you going to tour a mine. What does that entail you. Go in told history of the mind you see how it worked and then people will demonstrate slate into you have to understand that everybody in the region was employed in the slate industry chewy and they can split that slate. It's just like incredible. They'll make shingles them. You can get it down to a sixteenth of an inch even less sixteenth of an inch now as a traveler real fun part of his in northern wales assistant to hear the the choirs inaction and I understand a lot of towns. They have a practice the same day every week interest actually welcome usually it's tuesday wednesday midweek and You go along making contribution. Why wouldn't you sure is like the practice for everything. It's almost more interesting. Interestingly the event oh it's so convivial so and culture and then afterwards they're done singing what are they do. They go over to the bar and they sing some more. They sing better with lubricated voices. It's beautiful thing and as a traveler. You become a temporary welsh person. And he joined by him a few beers. And you're part of the family. This is travel with rick steves. We're talking with martin. Dilemna bits from northern wales talking about snowden in the area around northern wales where. You've got the slate culture. You got the tallest mountain in wales and he got plenty of opportunities to enjoy as a traveler. Our email is radio. Rick steves dot com and bj. Mackinaw illinois has emailed us and martin. Bj rights with a limited time for our first trip to the uk. Our family of four which includes two. Teenagers can't hit every park to the extent that we'd like should we see snowdonia. Instead of dartmoor yorkshire dales or the lake district And should we climb snowdon. Or ben nevis. Well snowden as the tallest mountain wales. Ben nevis the tallest mountain in scotland. First of all dartmoor and yorkshire dales are kind of dot more is let's say is not as elevated the extra days are beautiful rolling. It's rolling it's it's mellow leads is sort of remote unused flat. I rolling hills. Is its farmland mostly but it says is just want more neutral if you want more hardcore nature. I think i would recommend lake district or snowdonia. Okay it's me. I'd recommend snowdonia of the late. Just district is more rounded. Snowdonia is no jagged. I love scotland ben. Nevis is four thousand four hundred thousand six feet so that's another thousand feet or whatever dot com and because it's so much further north it can get much colder and you have to be aware of remember the latitude factors in there But bj's talking about the lake district. That's the cumbrian lake district. That's you've got to to the south in the north. The south to me is more touristy. I i love settling down in the north and comes. They can plenty hikes there but a great thing about wales is the castles. You can't go to north wales without being just wonder struck by the castle's tell us just briefly as we visit snowden and we drive there and we explore around. We're gonna see castles. Who built them in. Why well there two sets if you like of cancels in north one set was built by the princes. Gwinnett dear understand. That's the area which not only finds itself now. if you're trying to attack them that you have to. Because it's a mountainous landscape you have to come along mountain valleys and so to defend their homeland. They built their castles in the valleys however granada was conquered by edward the first in the twelve eight long shanks of braveheart fame so beautifully played by patrick mcmullan. But he wasn't interested in the valleys he wanted to be able to get to. His castles built his castles. Which are the most expensive set of wonderful castles. You've ever seen but his castle on the edge of the seat so he could access bring building materials by sea So the castles that. I'm thinking of in wales for these big dramatic state of the art in the thirteenth century castles. They would be english. Castles built to keep the indigenous welsh. People down yeah and they would be accessible by cc. Because that's what you you don't need to control the countryside you just didn't have these tow- halls access by sea. And then you can administer your empire when you've been there you know there's a very narrow coastal strip mountains on the inside so if you're gonna move in granada north wales. You can't move either along the coastal strip all through the valleys. Well if you build castles at the mouths of rivers on the seashore. You've got landscape tighter. You bottled up the country king edward. He had his castles there. And what are the top three or four castles that come out and conway damaris. I'd say those arteries one. How beautiful gorgeous castles this is travel. With rick steves joined by martin land of its guide from northern wales. We're talking about the snowden national park in the cultural and historic wonders nearby martin. Thanks so much for joining us. And i'd like to just close with a moment with your unit. Just spent three just exhilarating hours. We didn't take the steam train week. Claimed that is a beautiful day. We got to the top of mount snowden you as a welshman tell me what do you see and what do you think accept. The view from the top is stunning. You can see ireland from the top star. You can see the island man from atop certain the see is there. The lakes heavily glaciated landscape deep steep narrow valleys little streams that run down them and a very green countryside is not by accident that tom jones sang of the green green grass of home. It does rain a bit. But you know it's worth putting on her coat to go out into the of snowdonia in at that moment. You're in the top of wales literally house martin. Thanks so much joining us. Thank you fat in just a bit. Well explore the outdoorsy appeal of laid-back former yugoslav nation slovenia where there'll be celebrating thirty years of independence later this year but i british travel writer. Dan richards looks at the small outposts. You can find scattered around some of the wildest paces on earth. It's travel with. Rick steves as a kid. Dan richards climbed trees and built forks in the countryside of western england since then his enthusiasm for adventure as him to untamed landscapes around the world. Some even come with a place to stay end up breathtaking view for his book outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. Dan explored the huts cabins and refugees that have sheltered wilderness adventures for decades. He joins us now on travel with. Rick steves to take us to these secret worlds that you won't find on airbnb. Dan welcome. Hello thank you for having me. You mentioned in your book that it all started with a polar bear pelvis. That sat on your father's desk. Can you explain that. Just before i was born. My dad came back from an expedition That he had done to combat in the high arctic when he was younger he was a mountaineer and also a bit of an explorer and he went to this the most northerly human permanent settlement on earth. Which is called neo listened as part of a sort of geology expedition. And when he came home he unpacked his bag. And he had this amazing almost alien artifact. Which was this whole obama pelvis very old when he founded so you know he never met the bear involved but he found this kind of bony frame and brought it home and as you say. Kind of existed has incredible object in his study. So there's the polar bear pelvis and then a photograph of your dead in bird. Yes and he'd stayed with his team In a number of shots up that just very very rudimentary very fragile. Little buildings where they had stayed for an identity so when your school friends are going to me orca for their summer. Break you decide to fall board and find that shed and tell us about how you got into going to these remote outposts because you've gone to these places all over the world will in light of my dad's trip. I began to think about these outposts as witness in a way to amazing adventures and travels that people had had over centuries really and often the people are gone and the only thing that remains. Is there jumping off point and that could be a base like scott space in antarctica or it could be beacon like a lighthouse or if watching cabin and the pass these places are now out of use but they still exist as these kind of amazing survivors memorials to things that went on i began thinking about that and also the way that often creative people will try and make shed or a spot in space either in the house or in the garden in a way to try and sort of interact with amuses or just create enough kind of clear space. Too thin create so I began to combine those. That is so important. I just love going to the remote fjords on the west coast of norway and finding the little tiny cabin where ivar greek. The great norwegian composer would work. And you can see the simple piano he composed on and you can look out the window and see the solitude in the pristine nature and the vastness of it all that inspired him and you can imagine that solitude was his moose absolutely. I think a lot of the places that i visited were that they had just enough to make some difference so you weren't completely outside and And thorough has that line where his walden pond hot. He was caged amongst birds so the birds were free and that he was with you know at his desk Just in the nature. So i suppose venturing to these places you would prepare yourself to know what was the purpose of this hutton. And what is the humanity of it. What was the struggle. What was the heroics of this hut and then when you go there. It becomes a little more rewarding and a little more meaningful. Yes absolutely and some of them have had amazing. Double triple quadruple lives. So that were sale house that i visited in iceland and these are buildings that are incredibly rudimentary assault and they were built by the early norse to make crossing the very barren interior of iceland possible. So they were joined the dots kind of stations along the way and they started out being almost little igloos. If you can imagine an eagling that was made of turf and rocks And then over the years. They've been rebuilt so many times that now they look like what you might recognize as a sort of prairie farmstead In a way but they still retain the foundations and the story and the myth and the ghosts of all of these different incarnations all of the travelers who've passed through them. I found that really fascinating. And you can hike to one of those. What was it like lumps in a house of joy in the middle of iceland. It was amazing. Because i think i describe in the book is driving over this featureless because we were renovating it. We actually drove out. But you can imagine the north walking over this featureless terrain immense seeing little hammock as it would have been in their day appearing and the house of joy. You know you can imagine the joy that you'll sleeping you have a roof to might you know you're going to be warm because if you miss that you get lost if you can't find it then you're out on a permafrost did completely baron sort of tundra. So the the need to get in and get warm with immense and very kind of you know essential and elemental and when i approached have atmos which was the sal house that i visited. I describe it as a little. A little house sat up and hugging its knees And when you're out in this kind of environment and you got your note pet there as a writer. All sorts of beautiful thoughts would think just flutter by and you wanna grab them and write them down absolutely. Although often i end up thinking about this. In retrospect how try and take a few pictures but often when you're in these bases it's so important just to live in the moment even writing something down you don't wanna take your eyes off What's around you directly in front of this sale house was the second largest glossier in iceland and just to look at it it was just so it had such charisma. This thing you know it exuded. This cold cold charisma. It was really hypnotic. He would look into these deep deep. Blue's all the blues. You can imagine of this you know elemental incredibly old incredibly important blasio year and then to actually take your eyes off it and write something down would almost feel like dereliction of duty you need to sort of soak it up. Take it all in. This is the quintessence of travel. What you're talking about this is travel. With rick steves. If you ever wanted to really get away. And i mean really away. The you'll enjoy the stories of travel writer dan richards. This book is outpost attorney to the wild ends of the earth and in this book. He takes adventures to ten remote cabins and refuges and some of the most hostile terrain on the planet. Dan is a royal literary fund fellow at bristol university in england. We have links to dense work with this week. Show at rick steves dot com slash radio so then you talk about these little huts in these sheds and whatever we call them and they have interesting names in scotland. What is it a booth or a buffy a buffy. yes tell us about arriving at a buffy in scotland. Well i think the word bossy comes from There are several of derivation. But if you can imagine a booth it's a single room dwelling and again your arriving. After a heart. They slug it scotland. So you know it rains and then it rarely rains and if the sun is shining it's probably still raining you know and you be hiking over. Maybe some moorland. Or maybe you've come off the cango mountains and you just immersed in this amazing plateau of mountains and gorse and heather and moorland menu see on the horizon again a little buffy this little former crofters hut perhaps a little house or little dwelling and you get in and one of the most amazing things about scottish and bodies exist over the uk. There are some in wales. There are some in the lake district. You get into this very simple dwelling and they're the marks of the people who have been here before you and it really put me in mind. There's a wonderful poem by philip. Larkin and the poem is called. Home is so sad and the lines go it stays as it was left. Formed to the comfort of a loss to go as if to win them back. I've got a cabin. I rarely visit up in the mountains outside of seattle. And it's like that. I never know who was there last. And sometimes it's been months but you still feel the spirit of the people who were there last and how they left it and what they must have done and the fund they must have had and then you get absolutely you get to take that story and carry it forward. That's it and the carrying forward. I think is such an amazing thing of a lot of the places i visited in the book. The bodies and the sale house. They are generous architecture and as much as they allow on movement they allow further adventures. Into as you said earlier apparently completely inhospitable terrain but within them hidden these jewel like dwellings at that. Allow you to spend a night in relative comfort. The scottish have a word rough stuffing they call it. So you know you don't find a body. You don't find sal house you end up sleeping in relatively dry ditch with your packers appello and the coat as a as a do or you know. And that's rough stuffing and the alternative to that. Is this amazing body. Give me the any day overrun absolutely. Yeah so you can have a fire and that's great. It is kinda cool to think. They're not the end of the road. They are at depot on the way to somewhere in most cases absolutely. Yeah they're kind of silo. I think you know because some people leave you know you might get candles you mike matches you might get some food. That's been left this kind of in a ten you might. You might even get biscuits. I mean that's real luxury out there. Dan richards documents is adventures in outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. He also wrote holloway with robert mcfarland which we spoke about on a recent edition of travel. With rick steves then post to twitter at dan underscore zap. Then you were talking about a shepherd's hut in switzerland. Can you describe that to us. That was a writing up that i went to switzerland. There was a shepherd's hut. That's in the swiss chapter. Which is roger deakins. Kind of shepherd's hut. He was an amazing nature writer from britain. So i'm visiting his farmstead in suffolk in this chapter and really juxtaposed this very very simple almost little caravan that he had on wheels that he would move about his estate and he would write and they'll be a little potbellied stove in there and a wonderful quite uncomfortable horsehair mattress bed. And you had your own little world in that. And i just oppose this with A really space age tree house. I visited in switzerland. Which is part of your mcculskey foundations writing. I suppose you could. It looks like a fortress. But i think really it's kind of Residency program so writers can go and given everything that they would need to write and one of those things is a solitude but also they're given solitude also from the ground as in the suspended in amazing bruce list plywood treehouse with all combs. You've got under floor heating and things like that is the sort of thing that a silicon valley tech entrepreneur might build upstate new york. You know. but you're in the juror mountains of switzerland and it's for writers and it was a really interesting juxtaposition because for one you've got roger deakins very very spot in space and in the other you've got this. Super hightech almost sifi swiss. Little cube very blade runner met at the other extreme. You have again this just enough architecture to make you aware that you're not completely outside so i was juxtaposing those and seeing which might be better for the creative process and everything wasn't dan. I'm fascinated in that. Because i i can just see the rustic shepherd's hut and then i could see you in this super high tech pod. Did you try writing and thinking and organizing your thoughts in the high tech pod. I did but it strange. You know i'm the pots of that adventure. Spent six weeks in. That part is exactly the right word you use. It was a pod and the nights. I loved best with a stormy nights where you'd get a snowstorm. And you get the gaels coming in and you would see these triple ply windows. But they would warp. You know you'd see the moment breathing with the storm such was the elemental force outside and you would feel the hall. Pod begin to move on its horses and it felt for a moment like you're in a ship in the middle of a stormy sea and those with the elements. I liked best when nature almost tried to get back on an even keel. Because you can be in this kind of almost hermetically sealed box away from everything where you can't hear the birds where everything is automated. You know everything is digital but nature will always find a way and the parts that i love. Most were the stormy elements and also. There was an amazing. we can't wear. The pod developed several leaks and say you could have dripping of water and you know the susie electricity and there's something in me that likes the chaos of that the pits. I really enjoyed so your book takes us all over the world. Tell us a little bit about being at that lighthouse. That french late house with centuries old stone slowly. Losing its battle with the mrs cole Lighthouse which is just off the coast north atlantic. It's quite an near bordeaux. A lighthouse has been on this particular sam bank at the mouth of the gironde estuary. So that's the main river going into a centuries and centuries and the lighthouse that's currently there the foundations of it. The i say ten twenty meters of it. Go back to the sixteen. Hundreds that palladian. They're made in the most amazing stone that often needs to be replaced. You have the most amazing carvings on it. And it's very very palladian beautiful. And then above that you have what people would generally recognizes the lighthouse. You know you have this long tapering tower and at the top. You have a lantern room. And that's where fresno developed and tested his amazing concentric rings of lenses but to enter. That building is incredible. You go in and it feels like you're in a cathedral or church and the first floor is actually an apartment for the king of france. You have the most amazing classical architecture going on the bed. Isn't there anymore but you. How will these busts of great statesman you can tell you in an old building. France has not really had a king for a while. Now and then you go above and the next floor up. You have this amazing chapel to the virgin. Mary with this coffered ceiling is like the pantheon in rome. And then you go further up and all the time you get these little spiral staircases in stone. And it feels like you're going up a belfry. you could be inside a calm shallow. Something really organic. And then you get up and there's another area. It's amazing all the time. You can be whipped by the fury of the see all around you and you're all alone. Yes it's incredible. I was with on that particular occasion. A wonderful guide komori and when we actually were at the top and the in the lantern room and we were looking at the works. He was saying that he has previously been up there in a two hundred mile an hour gale and he couldn't feel the tower moving though he knew that it was because it was a relative out there there was some going on but the actual movement of the light the way they keep that lubricated as they have it in a small pool a bath of mercury liquid mercury and he was suddenly aware that was splashes of mercury on the floor around his feet and suddenly he was aware that this massive mellstrom the whole stone tower was moving like an oak tree. The stories that he tells it was incredible to be in his presence and a lot of the time in the book. I met unexpectedly the most amazing people. I would go and i would try and be alone but often they're the most amazing characters who pop up an act. My guides in this book. And i was incredibly lucky and also incredibly grateful to those people who kind of populate these unpopulated areas this is travel with. Rick steves we've been talking with. Dan richards. Dan's book is outpost had journey to the wild ends of the earth. So dan all of this makes me. I find it like an amazing vicarious. Adventure was part of your Reason for writing this just to give people something fascinating to read about from their couch or did you want to inspire people not to visit these places but just to realize that. That's an option. What was your reason for writing the book. I had several reasons one was to show people. He's places exist. Another was to really open their eyes. To the fact that a lot of the ends of the world this idea of these wall places. They're very vulnerable. They're quite fragile and to suggest that maybe should you wish to visit. There are certain ways that you can do so without causing harm. The idea of leaving no trace was very important to me and in the final chapter. When i go to foul bod. It's a revelation to me. Traveling with dogs on a dog. Sled how much better that is both as an adventure as a traveler both sonically. You don't have the noise of the Snowmobile you have the wonderful patting of the dokes. The speed is so much more animal at so much more human in a way and also it gave me the opportunity to actually take in and really enjoy and become steeped and soak up the landscape. I've gone to see. I think so much travel. These days is fast travel. You go to a place and you try and use it for all of these experiences and as much as anything. I think outpost is about this idea of traveling slowly and then spending time in the place she wished to visit not trying to wring it out as if it were a dish cloth but to try just you know be in that space and to really appreciate the world. We have dan richards. The book is outpost a journey to the wild ends of the earth. Sounds like this experience for you. It's been good for your soul and.

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"Attack them that you have to. Because it's a mountainous landscape. You have to come along mountain valleys and so to defend their homeland. They built their castles in the valleys. However gwynedd was conquered by. Edward i in the twelve long shanks of braveheart fame so beautifully played by patrick mogollon. But he wasn't interested in the valleys he wanted to be able to get to. His castles built his cousins. Which are the most expensive set of wonderful counselors you've ever seen. But his cancels are on the edge of the seat so he could access bring building materials by sea. So the castles that. I'm thinking of in wales for these big dramatic state of the art in the thirteenth century castles. They would be english. Castles built keep the welsh people down. Yeah and they would be accessible by cc. Because that's what you you don't need to control the countryside. Just didn't have these toehold access by sea. And then you can administer your empire when you've been there you know there's a very narrow coastal strip with mountains on the inside so right if you're gonna move in gwynedd in north wales you can move either along the coastal strip all through the valleys well if we build castles at the mouths of rivers on the seashore. You've got the landscape. Tida you bottle up the country king edward. He had his castles there. And what are the top three or four castles that they come out and conway damaris. I'd say those arteries one gorgeous castles. This is travel with rick. Steves been joined by martin. The land of it's the guy from northern wales. We've been talking about snowden national park in the cultural and historic wonders nearby martin. Thanks so much for joining us. And i'd like to just close with a moment with you. Just spent three just exhilarating hours. We didn't take the steam train week. Climbed that is a beautiful day. We got to the top of mount. You as a welshman tell me what do you see. And what do you think accept. The view from the top is stunning. You can see ireland from top style. You can see the island man from tops zone. The see is there. The lakes heavily glaciated landscape deep steep narrow valleys digital streams. That run down them and very green countryside is not by accident that tom jones sang of the green green grass of home. It does rain a bit. But you know it's worth putting on a coat to go out into the of snowdonia and at that moment you're in the top of wales literally house martin. Thanks so much for joining us. thank you for. Having merrick injustice well explore the outdoorsy appeal of the laidback former yugoslav nation of slovenia where. They'll be celebrating thirty years of independence later this year. But i british travel writer. Dan richards looks at the small outposts. You can find scattered around some of the wildest places on earth it's travel with. Rick steves as a kid. Dan richards climbed trees built forks in the countryside of western england simpson. His enthusiasm for adventure has taken him to untamed landscapes around the world. Some even come with a place to stay and breathtaking view for his book outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. Dan explored huts cabins and refugees that have sheltered wilderness adventures for decades. He joins us now. Travel with rick steves to take us to these secret worlds. That you won't find on airbnb. Dan welcome hello. Thank you for having me. You mentioned in your book that it all started with a bear pelvis. That sat on your father's desk. Can you explain that. Just before i was born. My dad came back from an expedition That he had done to. Sal bot in the high arctic. When he was younger he was a mountain near and also a bit of an explorer and he went to this. You know the most northerly human permanent settlement on earth which is called nielsen as part of a sort of geology expedition. And when he came home he unpacked his bag. And he had this most amazing almost alien artifact which was this holiday pelvis a very old when he found it. So you know. He never sort of met the ba- involved but he found this kind of bony frame and brought it home. And as you say it kind of has this incredible object in his study. So there's the polar bear pelvis and then a photograph of your dead in snowbird. Yes and he'd stayed with his team In a number of sets up that just very very Rudimentary very fragile. Little buildings where they had stayed for a nato team so when your school friends are going to new york for their summer break you decide to go to fall board and find that shed tell us about how you got into going to these remote outposts. Because you've gone to these places all over the world will in light of my dad's trip. I began to think about these outposts. As witness in a way to amazing adventures and travels people had had over centuries really often. The people are gone and the only thing that remains. Is there jumping off point and that could be a base like scott space in antarctica or could be a beacon like a lighthouse or fi watching cabin and the pass. These places are now out of use but they still exist as these kind of amazing survivors. The memorials to that went on. I began thinking about that and also the way that often creative people will try and make shed or a spot in space either in the house or in the garden in a way to try and sort of interact with amuses or just create enough kind of clear space to think and create so I began to combine those. That is so important. I love going to the remote fjords on the west coast of norway and finding the little tiny cabin where edvard grieg the great norwegian composer woodwork. And you can see the simple piano he composed on you can look out the window and see the solitude in the pristine nature and the vast -ness of it all that inspired him and you can imagine that solitude was his muse absolutely. I think a lot of the places i visited were like that. They had just enough architecture to make some difference so you weren't completely outside and And thorough has that line where his walden pond heart. He was caged amongst birds so the birds were free and that he was with at his desk just in the nature. So i suppose venturing to these places you would prepare yourself to know. What was the purpose of this hutton. And what is the humanity of it. What was the struggle. What was the heroics of this hut and then when you go there. It becomes a little more rewarding and a little more meaningful. Yes absolutely and some of them have had amazing. Double triple quadruple lives. So that were sale house that i visited in iceland and these are buildings are incredibly rudimentary. Stop and they were built by the early norse to make crossing the very barren interior of iceland possible so they were joined the dots kind of stations along the way and they started out being almost little igloos. If you can imagine an igloo that was made of turf and rocks And then over the years. They've been rebuilt so many times that now they look like what you might recognize as a sort of prairie farmstead In a way but they still retain the foundations and the story and the myth and the ghosts of all of these different incarnations and all of travelers who've passed through them. I found that really fascinating. And you can hike to one of those. What was it like lobster house of joy in the middle of iceland. It was amazing. Because i think i describe in the book is driving over this featureless because we were renovating. We actually drove out. But you can imagine the norse walking over this featureless terrain immense seeing this little hammock as it would have been in their day appearing and the house of joy. You now you can imagine the joy that you know you're sleeping. You have a roof tonight. You know you're going to be warm because if you missed that if you get lost if you can't find it then you're out on a permafrost did completely barren sort of time. So that the need to get in and get warm with immense and very kind of you know essential elemental and when i approached Happiness which was the sal house. That i visited i describe it as a little. A little house sat up and hugging its knees And when you're out in this kind of an environment and you get your notepad there as a writer all sorts of beautiful thoughts. I would think just flutter by and you want to grab them and write them down absolutely. Although often i end up thinking about this. In retrospect try and take a few pictures but often when you're in these bases it's so important just to live in the moment and even writing something down you don't wanna take your eyes off was around you. Directly in front of the sale house was the second largest glossier in iceland. And just look at it. It was just so it had such charisma. This thing you know it exuded. This cold cold charisma. It was really hypnotic. Would into these deep deep blue's all the blues you can imagine of this you know elemental incredibly old incredibly important last year and then to actually take your eyes off it and write something down with almost feel like a dereliction of duty while you need to sort of so kit all up. Take it all in. This is the quintessence of travel. What you're talking about this travel with rick steves. If you ever wanted to really get away. And i mean really away. The neil enjoy the stories of travel writer. Dan richards his book is outpost attorney to the wild ends of the earth and in this book. He takes us on adventures to ten remote cabins refugees and some of the most hostile terrain on the planet. Dan is a royal literary fellow at bristol university. In england we have links to dense work with this week. Show rick steves dot com slash radio. So dan you talk about these little hudson. These sheds and whatever we call them and they do have interesting names in scotland. What is it a booth or a buffy. Yes tell us about arriving at scotland. Well i think the word bossy comes from There are several of derivation. But if you can imagine a booth it's a single room dwelling and again your arriving after a heart. They slow it scotland. So you know it rains and then it really rains and if the sun is shining it's probably still raining you know and you be hiking over. Maybe some orlando. Maybe you've come off the cango and mountains and you're just immersed in this amazing plateau of mountains and gorse and heather and moorland you see on the horizon again a little buffy this little former crofters hut perhaps a little house a little dwelling and you get in and one of the most amazing things about scottish bodies and bodies exist all over the uk. There are some in wales. There are some in the lake district. You get into this very simple dwelling and they're the marks of the people who have been here before you and it really put me in mind. There's a wonderful poem by philip. Larkin and the poem is called. Home is so sad and the lines go it stays as it was left. Formed to the comfort of last to go as if to win them back. I've got a cabin. Rarely visit up in the mountains outside of seattle. And it's like that. I never know who was there last. And sometimes it's been months but you still feel the spirit of the people who were there last and how they left it and what they must have done in the funded must have had and then you get absolutely you get to take that story and carry it forward. That's it and the carrying forward. I think is such an amazing thing of a lot of the places i visited in the book. The bodies and the sale house. They are generous architecture. And as much as they allow on would movement they allow further adventures into as you said earlier partly completely inhospitable terrain but within them hidden these jewel. Like dwellings at that. Allow you to spend a night. In relative comfort. The scottish have a word rough stuffing they call it. So you know you don't find a buffer you don't find a sale house you end up sleeping in a relatively dry ditch with your pack as a pillow and cote is a do or You know and that's rough stuffing and the alternative to that. Is this amazing. Both the any day over absolutely. Yeah so you can have a fire and it is kinda cool to think. They're not the end of the road. They are a depot on the way to somewhere in most cases absolutely. Yeah they're kind of silo. I think you know 'cause some people leave you know. You might get candles you mike matches. You might get some food. That's been left this kind of a ten you. Might you know you might even get biscuits. I mean that's real luxury out there. Dan richards documents his adventures in outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. He also co wrote holloway with robert mcfarland which we spoke about on a recent edition of travel with rick. Steves dan post to twitter at. Dan underscore zip dan. You were talking about as shepherd's hut in switzerland. Can you describe that to us. That was a writing heart that i went to in switzerland. There was a shepherd's hut. That's in the swiss chapter. Which is roger deakins. Kind of shepherd's hut. He was an amazing nature writer from britain. So i'm visiting his farmstead in suffolk in this chapter and really. I just oppose this very very simple. Almost little caravan that he had on wheels that he would move about his estate and he would write and they'll be a little potbellied stove in there and a wonderful quite uncomfortable horsehair mattress bed. And you had your own little world in there and i just oppose this was A really space age treehouse. I visited in switzerland. Which is parts of jan mcculskey foundations writing. I suppose you it. Looks like a fortress. But i think really it's a kind of Residency program so writers can go and they're given everything that they would need to write one of those things is a solitude but also they're given solitude also from the ground as in their suspended in this amazing brutally honest plywood treehouse. With all maude combs. You've got under floor heating and things like that is the sort of thing that a silicon valley tech entrepreneur might build in upstate new york. You know. but you're in the jerem mountains of switzerland and it's for writers and it was a really interesting juxtaposition because for one you've got roger deakins very very spot in space and in the other you've got this super high tackle sifi little cube..

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"scott space" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

08:12 min | 2 years ago

"scott space" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"This is travel with rick steves. We're talking with martin to lend its from northern wales talking about snowden in the area around northern wales where you've got the slate culture you got the tallest mountain in wales and he got plenty of opportunities to enjoy it as a traveler are is radio. At rick steves dot com and bj mackinaw illinois has emailed us and martin bj rights with a limited time for our first trip to the uk. Our family of four which includes two. Teenagers can't hit every park to the extent that we'd like should we see snowdonia. Instead of dartmoor yorkshire dales or the lake district. And should we climb snowdon. Ben nevis well. Snowden is the tallest mountain in wales benevolence the tallest mountain in scotland. First of all dark mar and yorkshire dales are kind of dot is. let's say is not as elevated and the ultra deals are beautiful. Rolling is rolling. It's it's nello leads. it's sort of remote unused flat. I rolling hills. This is farmland mostly but it is just want more beautiful. If you want more hardcore nature. I think i would recommend lake district or snowdonia okay. It's i'd recommend snowdonia. Just lake district is more rounded. Snowdonia is no jagged. I love scotland ben. Nevis is four thousand four hundred and six feet so that's another thousand feet or whatever dot com and because it's so much further north it can get much colder and you have to be aware of after remember the latitude factors but bj's talking about the lake district that's the cumbrian lake district. That's got to the to the south in the north. The south to me is more touristy. I love settling down in the north and comes. They can just plenty there. But a great thing about wales is all the castles. You can't go to north without being just wonder struck by the castle's tell us just briefly as we visit snowden and we drive there and we explore around. We're gonna see castles who built them in. Why well they're two sets. If you like of castles in authorize one set was built by the of gwynedd dear understand. That's the area in which sony a finds itself. Now if you're trying to attack them that you have to. Because there's a mountainous landscape you have to come along mountain valleys and so to defend their homeland. They built their castles in the valleys however gwynedd was conquered by the i in the twelve eight long shanks of brave heart fame so beautifully played by patrick mcquillan. But he wasn't interested in the valleys he wanted to be able to get to. His castles built his castles. Which are the most expensive set of wonderful cast. You've ever seen but his cancels are on the edge of the seat so he could access bring building materials by sea. So the kessels that. I'm thinking of in wales for these big dramatic state of the art in the thirteenth century castles. They would be english. Castles built to keep the indigenous welsh. People down yeah and they would be accessible by. Cc that's what you you don't need to control the countryside just didn't have. These toll holds access by sea. And then you can administer your empire when you've been there you know there's a very narrow coastal strip with mountains on the inside so if you're gonna move in granada north wales you can move either along the coastal strip uh-huh all through the valleys. Well if we build castles at the mouths of rivers on the seashore. You've got the landscape tied. You bottled up the country king edward. He had his castles there. And what are the top three or four castles that conway damaris. I'd say those hard liquor is one is beautiful gorgeous castles. This is travel with rick steves. We've been joined by martin to land of it a guide from northern wales. We've been talking about snowden national park in the cultural and historic wonders nearby martin. Thanks so much for joining us. And i'd like to just close with a moment with you. Just spent three just exhilarating hours. We didn't take the steam train week. Climbed there's a beautiful day. We got to the top of mount snowden you as a welshman tell me what you see and what do you think accept. The view from the top is stunning. You can see ireland photography style. You can see the island man from stops odin. the see is there. The lakes heavily glaciated landscape deep steep narrow valleys digital streams. That run down them and very green. Countryside is not by accident that tom jones sang the green green grass of home. It does rain a bit. But you know it's worth putting on a coat to go out into the she's snowdonia in at that moment. You're in the top of wales literally house martin. Thanks so much. Thank you for having in just a bit. We'll explore the outdoorsy appeal of the laid back former yugoslav nation of slovenia where they'll be celebrating thirty years of independence later this year but i british travel writer. Dan richards looks at the small outposts. You can find scattered around some of the wildest places on earth it's travel with rick steves. Dan richards climbed trees and built forks in the countryside of western england simpson. His enthusiasm for adventure has taken him to untamed landscapes around the world. Some even come with a place to stay and breathtaking view for his book outpost. A journey to the wild ends of the earth. Dan explored the huts cabins and refugees that have sheltered wilderness adventures sport decades. He joins us now. Travel with rick steves to take us to these secret worlds. That you won't find on airbnb. Dan welcome hello. Thank you for having me. You mentioned in your book that it all started with a polar bear pelvis. That sat on your father's desk. Can you explain that. Just before i was born. My dad came back from an expedition that he had done to saul. Bot in the high tick was younger. He was a mountainair and also a bit of an explorer and he went to this year. The most northerly human permanent settlement on earth which is called listened as part of a sort of geology expedition. And when he came home he unpacked his bag. And he had this most amazing almost alien artifact which was this hola pelvis a very old when he found it. So you know he never sort of met back involved but he found this kind of bony frame and brought it home and as you say. Kind of existed has incredible object in his study. So there's the polar bear pelvis and then a photograph of your dead in albert. Yes and he'd stayed with his team In a number of shots up that just very very Rudimentary very fragile. Little buildings where they had stayed for a nato team so when your school friends are going to new york for their summer break you decide to go to fall board and find that shed tell us about how you got into going to these remote outposts. Because you've gone to these places all over the world will in light of my dad's trip. I began to think about these outposts as witness in a way to amazing adventures and travels that people had over centuries really and often the people are gone and the only thing that remains. Is there jumping off. Point and that could be a base like scott space in antarctica or could be become like a lighthouse or fi watching cabin and the paps. These places are now out of use but they still exist as these kind of amazing survivors and memorials to things that went on. I began thinking about that and also the way that often creative people will try and make shed or a spot in space either in the house or in the garden in a way to try and sort of interact with the muses or just create enough kind of cliff space to think and create so I began to combine. That is so important that just loved going to the the remote fjords on the west coast of norway and finding the little tiny cabin where edvard grieg. The great norwegian composer would work and you can see the simple piano he composed on. You can look out the window and see the solitude in the pristine nature and.

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What Did NASA's Twin Study Find?

BrainStuff

06:00 min | 3 years ago

What Did NASA's Twin Study Find?

"His hard. But I was so afraid I could lose everything loves wonderful and confusing, and magical and infuriated everything about life that we had thought and planned and hoped for was just in that moment gone. I was so so so lucky have that join the millions of listeners who've made committed possible and promise you it's cheaper than therapy. Listen to committed on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome to brainstorm, a production of Harvey. Hey, brain stuff, Lauren Vogel bomb here. Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to the human body when it's suspended in space for extended period of time based on Hollywood, productions alone men and women who navigate the galaxy always seemed to be just fine when they land back on earth. But our astronauts so lucky in reality NASA has made it its mission to find out in a landmark DNA study published an April twenty nineteen issue of the journal science researchers from John Hopkins Stanford and other institutions revealed after a year in space astronaut, Scott Kelly, experienced, no, major long-term differences to his EPA genome compared with that of his twin brother current, Arizona. Senate candidate Mark Kelly hoop stayed firmly planted here on earth, your EPA genome is all of the chemical compounds that attached to your DNA and changed the way it functions. So no major differences, hypothetically, a good thing. Here's the deal with putting your body in space. It exposes you to harmful ultraviolet rays radiation, limited food and exercise lower gravity disrupted, sleep cycles, and an unknown number of other potential hazards. And while scientists have spent decades studying the effects of space travel on astronauts, most of these men and women have travelled on missions that max out at six months in order to travel somewhere like say Mars missions needs to be much longer. And scientists say it's critical to understand the effects that these super extended missions could have on the human body. Let's talk more about how your EPA genome works. Your DNA is your genome. It's the genetic code tells every cell in your body how to build different proteins which determines how those cells function your EPA genome is any chemical modifications to your DNA these modifications don't change your actual DNA sequence. But they can change how your cells us the instructions that your DNA gives them. So these tiny chemical alterations can have a major impact on a person's health by influencing the way their genes are expressed they can switch jeans from onto off and vice versa. A major advantage of this new research is the fact that it studies identical twins who naturally have identical genetic material. But while the study subjects offer a rare and unique glimpse into the potential for long term genetic changes in space. The researchers are quick to admit that they're tiny sample size means more testing is essential with only to study subjects. They can't be sure that any changes are due to space travel more research with other astronauts needs to be. Done. The methodology for the study involved collecting blood samples physiological data in cognitive measurements. From each Kelly twin at various points over twenty seven month period before during and after Scott's one year space mission if you're wondering how in the world or universe? Scott samples reached scientists from space they were transported via rockets. In the future. Scientists hope to process and store samples on board the international space station itself. But for the purposes of this study samples were rocketed back to earth and processed within forty eight hours. Then the research team examined to the brothers genomes looking for genetic changes, specifically focusing on two types of white blood cells and examining process called methylated, which occurs when chemical compounds called methyl groups are added onto DNA generally speaking, there were just about as many EPA genetic changes in Scott as there were in his twin. The biggest difference was observed nine months into Scott space mission. When just seventy nine percent of his DNA was methylated compared to eighty three percent of Mark's DNA the locations methylation were different in both men. Scott's Beth leash appeared near genes involved with a municipal response, which the researchers believe correlates with additional data that found that Scott had increased markers associated with inflammation, which is a potential red flag. But again bears further study to determine whether this difference was really caused by Scots location in space. Oh, though, one other weird thing that definitely did happen to Scott in space the shape of one of his eyeballs changed by the time. He got back to earth his retinal nerve and the foles in the layer that surrounds, the I thicker, researchers think this could have to do with prolonged exposure to low gravity another thing to watch out for in the future for sure. This episode was written by Michelle constant enough. Ski and produced by Tyler clang brain stuff is a production of I heart radio. How stuff works for more on this and lots of other stories that involve not entirely unexpected rockets. Visit our home planet has stuff works dot com. For more podcasts, heart radio, I heart radio app. Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. 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