Iceworld Podcast

We’re delighted to be the new home of the Iceworld podcast. The podcast, which began in 2019, was previously produced by staff members Nadia Frontier and Rob Taylor. Following two festive specials, we’re excited to be able to pick up Series 3, sharing Nadia’s prolific work interviewing staff at Rothera Research Station.

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.


Latest Episode

Ryan talks to host Nadia Frontier about the extraordinary experience of living in Antarctica through the dark winter – the adventures, the challenges, and preparing for the arrival of the summer community.

Ryan Mathews was the Marine Assistant at Rothera Research Station, where he works on scientific diving in Antarctica’s icy waters, and in the on-site laboratory (The Bonner Lab).

Cover photograph of Ryan Mathews by Marek Figielski.

All episodes

A man standing in front of a stove E3 Ep4. Stu McManus on his journey to Antarctica as an electrician
TextBonus episode. A polar voyage into the New Year, with Captain Matt Neill and Jo Johnson
TextBonus episode. It’s Christmas in Antarctica, with Aurelia Reichardt, Matt Hughes & Jo Cole
A woman standing in front of a stoveS3 Ep3. Joe Clay on small community living, and keeping the power on in Antarctica
DiagramS3 Ep2. Alice Clement on scientific fishing and life as an Marine Assistant in Antarctica
A couple of people that are standing in the snowS3 Ep1. Louis Day on boating in Antarctica and navigating ice
A group of people standing in front of a mountainS2. Ep3. Crossing the Southern Ocean
A group of people standing in front of a microphoneS2. Ep2. Voyaging to South Georgia, with whales
A boat parked on the side of a mountainS2 Ep1. How did people get to Antarctica in a pandemic?