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Taken North

We are Justin and Josefina, two lost souls who found each other in the northernmost city on the planet. Living in Svalbard is unique and magical, most people aren't even aware of its existence. Our goal with Taken North Podcast is to share the stories of the people living at the edge of the world! Everyone here has a story to tell, and everyone came here with different motives. Join us as we introduce these northern folk to the southern world!

Taken North Podcast is taking a small break, returning in 2018 with more guests, different topics, and tales of the returning sun! Make sure to follow us the next few weeks on facebook for previews and updates!

Find out more about us at takennorth.com

 

Dec 7, 2017

It’s that magical time of year! The new Star Wars film is almost here! Oh, nope, sorry Josefina... the holiday season has just begun! This week, with the return of Marcos Astete, we share our Christmas plans, our Star Wars plans, and Marcos’ obsession with Jim Carrey. For the celebration of the holiday season,...


Nov 30, 2017

Even in this northernmost city, we have a taxi service which helps us around during winter storms and getting us to and from the airport to escape the cold and snow. Wiggo Antonsen is one of these drivers and joins us to share his experience as 'The Northernmost Famous Taxi Driver in the World'! After being featured on...


Nov 23, 2017

Passion projects are the driving force for many individuals living in Svalbard, and the world. For Ida Marie Eilertsen and her business partner, that project is creating a top secret pair of comfy ladies undies! Ida Maria, the third generation of arctic explorers, shares a few of her experiences here in Svalbard...


Nov 17, 2017

During our November Facebook Live event, we asked our listeners to send us some of their questions about life in the Arctic. We did our best to answer the questions, but thought we should seek additional opinions in the pursuit of clarifying what life in Longyearbyen means for people! Josefina's longtime friend, Malin...


Nov 9, 2017

Volunteering can take you a long way: for Jason Rutherford, that's the Arctic! He has been volunteering in permaculture from California to Costa Rica and now stumbling upon Benjamin Vidmar’s project, Polar Permaculture Solution, from Episode 3. In this episode, we discuss Jo’s lazy eye, Jason’s bone-breaking love...