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Sparky On Ice
The Coldest Podcast on the Internet

Sparky On Ice The Coldest Podcast on the Internet

By Robert Ray


Have you ever wondered what is is like to live and work at McMurdo station Antarctica?
Well wonder no more.
Hi, My name is Rob and I am an electrician and I get to see and do stuff most others don't get an opportunity to do.
Join me as I set up airfield lighting, take a snowmobile ride to the base of a volcano, or a helicopter ride to a remote island station.
It is not always glamorous here, but I love working here. So go ahead and subscribe and get to me and the most inhospitable place on the planet.
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Episode 28 Loneliness and Other Things

Sparky On Ice The Coldest Podcast on the InternetDec 17, 2020

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Episode 32 Been gone a long time

Episode 32 Been gone a long time

It took a long time to get this episode made. Just lots of stuff going on here.
I talk about return to green and some of the new stuff I am doing on station.

In history I cover part 4 of Shackleton's doomed expedition.

Nov 10, 202118:21
Episode 31 Back in Yellow, Again

Episode 31 Back in Yellow, Again

Well we are back in yellow and work still has to happen. I talk about the aquarium pumps and my some of the new stuff going on here. 

  In history I cover Shackelton's trip from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island. 

If you have any questions just drop me an email Podcast@sparkyonice.xyx  Facebook https://mbasic.facebook.com/sparkyonice/Twitter https://twitter.com/Sparkyonice

Oct 10, 202119:01
Episode 30 Fixing More Stuff

Episode 30 Fixing More Stuff

In this episode I talk a little about future plans for the show and some to the things we have to do to keep this station running properly.
In history, we will go into part one of the Shackleton Imperial TransAntarcitic expedition.

Sep 19, 202114:54
Episode 29 Back on the Ice, Again
Sep 05, 202115:14
Episode 28 Loneliness and Other Things

Episode 28 Loneliness and Other Things

I got a little down the past couple of weeks, so I talk about that and our MCI drill from last week.

In History I finish the Mawson expedition.

If you have any questions just drop me an email Podcast@sparkyonice.xyx 

Facebook https://mbasic.facebook.com/sparkyonice/ 

Twitter https://twitter.com/Sparkyonice

Dec 17, 202014:56
Episode 27 A Room With a View
Dec 03, 202009:33
Episode 26 Getting the lights on
Nov 24, 202012:02
Episode 25 A Busy Week
Nov 17, 202014:29
Episode 24 A Major Repair
Nov 08, 202011:11
Episode 23 Summer is Coming
Nov 01, 202016:34
Episode 22 The New Normal
Oct 25, 202016:22
Episode 21 Super Green
Oct 18, 202018:01
Episode 20 Finally on the Ice
Oct 12, 202012:07
Episode 19 The Return

Episode 19 The Return

Well I am on my way back to the Ice.  This episode I talk about the different process this year and isolation before hitting the Ice.

Follow me on Facebook and Twitter at SparkyonIce.  And don't forget about my Youtube channel Sparky On Ice.

Sep 21, 202012:05
Episode 18 Winfly

Episode 18 Winfly

Well I am back at home and restarting the show with some catch up episodes before I go back in September.This episode I talk about Winfly and getting ready for […]
Sep 14, 202009:13
Episode 17 Still no Plane

Episode 17 Still no Plane

Another week and still no plane. We hit some Con 1 conditions this week and I did more karaoke. I am also going to start a DnD group soon. In […]
Sep 14, 202019:39
Episode 16 Con 1 and Winter's end

Episode 16 Con 1 and Winter's end

On this episode I talk about my first week as foreman. I also talk about the pinewood derby and a concert. We had some karaoke this week and it went […]
Aug 19, 201919:31
Episode 15 Derby and Films

Episode 15 Derby and Films

This episode I welcome the sunlight and talk about fun and work events of the last few weeks.I have been pretty busy the last couple of weeks. Hopefully now I […]
Aug 11, 201919:33
Episode 14 Rise of the Phoenix

Episode 14 Rise of the Phoenix

In this episode I talk about a trip to Phoenix airfield, and my new contract. History is about the first Scott Expedition and some really good questions at the end.
Jul 21, 201918:16
Episode 13 Christmas in July

Episode 13 Christmas in July

Welcome back everyone. This episode I talk about the 4th of July Parade and picnic. I also cover the good and bad of plane arrival. WE GOT MAIL!I continue history […]
Jul 14, 201927:20
Episode 12 Baby It's cold outside

Episode 12 Baby It's cold outside

On this episode I talk about the cold, working outside in con2 and Mid Winter dinner.No history this week. I will do more next episode.I also answer some listener questions.
Jun 28, 201917:59
Episode 11 The Big Red One

Episode 11 The Big Red One

This episode I talk about clothing and extreme cold weather gear.On history I go over the 1897 Belgian expedition.?I also received a few good questions for this show.
Jun 13, 201917:06
Episode 10 Water Crisis

Episode 10 Water Crisis

On this episode I talk about our water shortage on station and the seating arrangements in the galley.<br />On the history portion I cover the Heroic Age of Exploration.
May 31, 201925:28
Episode 9 NASA and Isolation

Episode 9 NASA and Isolation

Thursday May 16. Day 121 on ice.<br />This episode I talk about my trip to the NASA part of the station and how it feels to be totally isolated from the world for a few days.<br />On the history segment I cover the late 19th century and the seal industry.
May 16, 201911:17
Episode 8 Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon

Episode 8 Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon

This episode I announce our new biweekly schedule and a new history segment. I also talk about the onset of the long night. Then I answer a couple listener questions.<br />—
May 02, 201910:58
Episode 7: A story of wind and electricity
Apr 21, 201914:40
Episode 6 Black Holes and Planes

Episode 6 Black Holes and Planes

This week I talk about how the South Pole Telescope helped image a black hole and talk about plane troubles here on the ice.<br />No questions this week.<br />If you want your questions answered on the show contact me at one of these links.<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />YouTube <br />Website<br />—
Apr 14, 201907:33
Episode 5 Flat Earth and Frustrations

Episode 5 Flat Earth and Frustrations

This week is the first episode in real time. I talk about some frustrations about living here and the news about the flat earth cruise. I also answer listener questions about spoilers and auroras.<br />Follow me<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />YouTube <br />Website<br />—
Apr 07, 201918:34
Episode 4 Welcome winter and it's cold out there
Mar 31, 201914:44
Episode 3 Having fun at Willie Field
Mar 31, 201916:20
Episode 2 Getting settled in and learning the ropes
Mar 31, 201919:29
Episode 1 The beginning of my trip to the end
Mar 30, 201923:35