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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!

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Sep 29, 2017

We are Justin and Josefina. In this episode, we thought it was time for us to introduce ourselves, share who we are, why we keep on coming back to Svalbard, and why we decided to start the northernmost podcast on Earth.

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Sep 21, 2017

What can and can we not say? In this episode, we discuss Norwegian Alcohol laws and the old traditions of Alcohol Quota Card with Ida Larson, the head of the visitor center and administration at the Svalbard Brewery. With wit, she tells us the inspiring story behind the brewery, how it changed Longyearbyen, and her...

Sep 21, 2017

How can we make this cold, bare arctic town greener? Founder of Polar Permaculture Solutions, Benjamin Vidmar, has the solution! He teaches us the steps we can all take to help Longyearbyen to become more ecologically aware. Benjamin tells the story of the northernmost greenhouse and his passion for fresh food.

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Sep 21, 2017

Together with Chicco Mattos, producer and owner of Shutterbird Production, we discuss how to survive in the Arctic, his fascination with the northern lights, what motivates someone to go out shooting for hours upon hours in -40'C. We also ask Chicco about his successful TV show, "Minha Vida no Arctico" and his next...

Sep 21, 2017

To help us introduce Svalbard and the podcast we have invited our friend, Ivan, to come into the studio. After a few years of living in the city, we each share a few unique experiences which make life here odd. Join us as we discuss surviving the inevitable zombie apocalypse, defeating polar bears in our nightmares,...