Iceworld Podcast

Out now, ‘Happy Midwinter, from King Edward Point Research Station’ – an interview with five of the intrepid winterers living and working through the dark and snowy season on South Georgia. The Midwinters Day celebration falls on the 21 June every year, marked with food, sport and the famous BBC World Service Midwinter Broadcast. Iceworld is available on your preferred podcast app.

Welcome to Antarctica. What’s it like living and working in one of the most extreme environments in the world?

Recorded at Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, the team talk extreme living, climate science, expeditions and becoming a community. From polar scientists to plumbers, these are interviews with ordinary people who are doing extraordinary jobs with British Antarctic Survey.

Iceworld is hosted and recorded by Nadia Frontier, and produced in partnership with Boffin Media.


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Welcome to the longest night of the dark Antarctic winter – and the biggest celebration in the polar calendar. Coming to you (almost) live from King Edward Point (KEP) Research Station on the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia, Nadia Frontier chats to five members of the team as they prepare their hand-made gifts, limber up for the station olympics, and think about friends and family at home.

Midwinter is celebrated every year on 21 June by all of the stations of different nations across the frozen South. This year, host Nadia is one of the nine intrepid winterers at KEP who will be marking their journey half way out of the dark.

Featured in this episode are: Winter Station Leader Cameron Fox-Clarke, Marine Biologist Katie Wells, Mechanical Maintenance Technician Ash Shinn, Doctor Tom Hubbard, and Boating Officer Louis Day.

Previous episodes

A group of people standing in front of a sign S3 Ep 10. Engineers of Antarctica, with Jonathan Witherstone & Jaskiran Nagi
 A person sitting on the ground Bonus episode. Fossil hunting and managing Antarctic mud, with the Seymour Island expedition team
A group of people on a boat S3 Ep 9. Watching wild weather in Antarctica, with Jo Cole
  S3 Ep 8. From Arran to Antarctica with Niall Macleod
A group of people standing on top of a snow covered slope S3 Ep 7. Leading polar expeditions, with Ed Luke and Matthew Shepherd
A penguin in the snow Bonus episode. Leadership and a life on the ice, with Professor Dame Jane Francis
S3 Ep 6.  Chefs of Antarctica, with Sadhbh Moore and Katy Rumm
A man holding a sign S3 Ep5. Ryan Mathews on diving and exploring in Antarctic Winter
A man standing in front of a stove  S3 Ep4. Stu McManus on his journey to Antarctica as an electrician
Text Bonus episode. A polar voyage into the New Year, with Captain Matt Neill and Jo Johnson
Text Bonus episode. It’s Christmas in Antarctica, with Aurelia Reichardt, Matt Hughes & Jo Cole
A woman standing in front of a stove S3 Ep3. Joe Clay on small community living, and keeping the power on in Antarctica
Diagram S3 Ep2. Alice Clement on scientific fishing and life as an Marine Assistant in Antarctica
A couple of people that are standing in the snow S3 Ep1. Louis Day on boating in Antarctica and navigating ice
A group of people standing in front of a mountain S2. Ep3. Crossing the Southern Ocean
A group of people standing in front of a microphone S2. Ep2. Voyaging to South Georgia, with whales
A boat parked on the side of a mountain S2 Ep1. How did people get to Antarctica in a pandemic?