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Extremities

19 EpisodesProduced by Wendover ProductionsWebsite

Why and how people live in earth's most isolated and extreme settlements. Season 2 starts in late September 2019.A Wendover Productions podcast: http://WendoverProductions.com

19 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

St Helena's Decisive Decade

January 1st, 2020

23:27

On January 1st, 2020, St Helena enters what will potentially be the most important and consequential decade in its history.

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Cruise Ship Day

December 26th, 2019

27:37

Suddenly, 800 tourists arrive on the tiny island of St Helena.

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An Island and its Airport

December 18th, 2019

28:58

After 500 years alone, St Helena gets a little closer to the world.

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Dinner with the Economists

December 11th, 2019

28:26

When you go to a tiny, isolated island in the middle of the South Atlantic and get invited to dinner by the island's top two economists, you say yes.

Slavery, Mutiny, Goats, and a Frenchman

December 4th, 2019

33:09

200 years of St Helena's history in a tidy 30 minutes. 


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Arrival on St Helena

November 27th, 2019

30:02

Extremities is back for season 3--this time, in the middle of the South Atlantic.


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Svalbard's Act Three

October 30th, 2019

22:38

Svalbard is in its prime, but that could soon end.


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The Economy of the World's Northernmost town

October 24th, 2019

26:39

The high arctic is not normally home to thriving economies but somehow, Longyearbyen's is.


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Pyramiden: The High-Arctic Soviet Ghost Town

October 16th, 2019

26:21

20 years ago, what was previously the Soviet Union's model town in the high arctic closed for good. Today, though, it's slowly being revitalized. 

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The Russian Town in Norwegian Svalbard

October 9th, 2019

27:27

Barentsburg--a Russian town nestled within a Norwegian archipelago.


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The Most Strangely Normal Town

October 2nd, 2019

35:23

Longyearbyen--the story of a town that shouldn't be this normal.


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Arrival on Svalbard

September 25th, 2019

31:53

Welcome to Svalbard.


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Howland Island - Extremities Special

September 5th, 2019

33:12

The story of America's most unlikely town.


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Pitcairn's End

July 17th, 2019

24:00

Pitcairn's story might soon be over.

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Justice on Pitcairn

July 10th, 2019

26:24

Content warning: This episode contains discussions of sexual assault. 

Pitcairn's darkest secret emerges. 

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How Pitcairn Works

July 3rd, 2019

29:20

From the school, to the internet, to the economy, to the language, this episode explains all about how Pitcairn works.  

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Pitcairn's Tiny Tourism Economy

June 26th, 2019

28:23

How Pitcairn's largest industry works. 


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Pitcairn's Beginning, Boat, and Bureaucracy

June 19th, 2019

26:39

The HMS Bounty arrives and creates a new society. We explain Pitcairn's supply ship, its connection to New Zealand, its political status, the …

Arrival on Pitcairn

June 12th, 2019

25:31

Welcome to Pitcairn Island.

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