Program 462: Indigenous Arctic and Andes; Overbooked
Release Date: 11-05-2016
A bestselling author of a book on the Northwest Passage describes how the Inuit of Canada and Greenland are responding to modern challenges posed by changes to the Arctic environment. Then we delve with a filmmaker into the pre-Columbian world of the Incas, and ponder what untold stories the Andes Mountains may still hold. Plus, a well-traveled journalist joins us to consider the impact of recent growth in the global travel industry, wherein a billion people a year now cross international borders in search of something new.
- Kathleen Winter, author of "Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage" (Counterpoint)
- Filmmaker Kim MacQuarrie, author of "Life and Death in the Andes" (Simon and Schuster)
- Journalist Elizabeth Becker, author of "Overbooked" (Simon and Schuster)
- Kathleen Winter's website. She also posts musings at the Livejournal blog.
- Counterpoint Press posts an interview National Geographic conducted with Kathleen Winter about her travel memoir "Boundless."
- The legendary Franklin Expedition of 1845 never returned from the Canadian Arctic. The lead ship, the HMS Terror, was located off King William Island in September 2016.
- The Globe and Mail discusses the historic role of sled dogs among the Inuit of Canada. The Vice website discusses recent admissions of government agents killing dogs in the Canadian Arctic.
- Kim MacQuarrie is the author of "Life and Death in the Andes." He's also written "The Last Days of the Incas."
- The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is only a small portion of the trails the Incas built hundreds of years ago.
- The South American Explorers Club includes local contacts in Cusco, Peru.
- The Thor Heyerdahl Institute includes information about the Kon-Tiki expedition.
- Elizabeth Becker writes about recent trends in the global travel industry in "Overbooked," which was reviewed in the New York Journal of Books and by the New York Times when it was first released in 2013.
More with Elizabeth Becker - Rick and Elizabeth Becker, author of "Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Tourism and Travel," talk with listener Eric from Minneapolis about the advantages and disadvantages of using sharing accommodations, such as AirBnB, and why its popularity with millennial-aged travelers is a double-edged sword. (runs 4:35)