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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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Oct 26, 2017

The winds are getting colder and the darkness if finally falling over us here in Longyearbyen, which means it’s a great time for a Halloween episode! In this spooky chat, we invite the horror enthusiast Marcos Astete to talk about sexy grapes and Halloween plans, haunted houses, and a review of the goriest film of...

Oct 19, 2017

With the dark season a few weeks away we talk with Linda Aberg, a local yoga teacher, who has experienced the dark several times in all its glory. Polar latitudes can mess up your circadian rhythm, resulting in loss of sleep, fatigue, and depression. Find out how we avoid seasonal affective disorder while enjoying life...

Oct 12, 2017

Ten years ago Ser Thomas Williams' nomad spirit brought him to west coast Norway, where he came to experience the culture clash, and ultimately came to learn the Norwegian language. After years in the cold, he now seeks life in the warmth.

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Oct 5, 2017

Up in the north, we live as if in a bubble, distracted with adventure and forgetting the devastating conflicts happening around the world, causing millions to flee their homes. Ina Søhus, a member of The Hero Centre, shares some of her stories, experiences, and the misconceptions about refugees and their struggles to...