There are eight episodes.
It's a serialized story, and it's best to start at the beginning.
Episode 1: The journey begins here
When you imagine yourself going to the end of the world, some things come up in your mind. Like what it means to be who you are, doing what you do. Or don’t do.
Meet Samantha Hodder, Creator and Host of this series while you go for a walk with her. Meet Carol Devine, co-producer of this episode, as she takes an Antarctic vista from the deck of their ship. And meet Fabian Dattner, co-founder of Homeward Bound, and hear about how her dream became an expedition. The four women whose stories we follow for this series appear: Monica Araya, Dyan deNapoli, Danielle Medek, Deborah Pardo.
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Episode 2: Knowing yourself is the first step
Does one find leadership through a battery of psychological tests? Or is it more about something closer at hand? Knowing yourself. Deep down. And then, being comfortable with that knowing. But how do we get there? And if you get there, what do you do with that information?
Our journey is underway now, but there’s some key information to go over: Why are we going to Antarctica? And what does it mean to be psychologically challenged, in the way that the isolation of this remote location challenges you?
You’re in Antarctica now and you begin to meet the women. They’re raw, transparent, and inspiring. Hard questions are asked about what makes someone a good leader. We start to hear the sounds of Antarctica, and get to know the women who are a part of this podcast: Monica Araya, Dyan deNapoli, Danielle Medek,
Episode 3 : braving the wilderness
What if ... we allow ourselves to leave our comfort zones. The one where we agree to take on something impossible. What happens on the other side? Meet Dyan deNapoli, otherwise known as “The Penguin Lady,” and hear her story about the Treasure oil spill, the biggest challenge she's ever faced, and how it changed her life. Dyan takes us back to the icy shelf of Antarctica to a field of penguins. How does your life connect to penguins, Antarctica and penguins?
Samantha relates her reading of Brené Brown's Braving the Wilderness to this experience.
Episode 4 : It's not all smooth sailing
What happens when 76 high-wattage women spend three weeks aboard a ship in Antarctica, the most desolate place on the planet? Conversations ignite. Debates are sparked. About career choices. About white privilege. And about doubt. It turns out that it’s not always easy to agree to disagree, or to agree to agree.
Episode 5 : Magical thinking goes a long way
Every woman has a different leadership style, and one style definitely does not fit all.
How do we make the style fit together and work everyone? A little bit of magical thinking goes a long way. Sometimes it's hard to know when to talk about things, and when to let them go. Values at work, values at home...Allowing emotions at work....and finding another way to do things. What does success mean to the you, to the moment, or to the big picture?
Episode 6 : motherhood, or not
How can women be mothers....and leaders....and scientists? Can the concept of motherhood adapt to our changing world? And while we are thinking about this, what are the changing notions of motherhood? MiLCK’s song “Quiet” narrates this episode, reminding us that we need to march together.
MiLCK’s song “Quiet” was recorded live in Feb 2017 with Choir!Choir!Choir! and it narrates this episode, reminding us that we need to march together. Original music composed by Gabriel Corindia. Quiet by MiLCK with Follow us on Twitter @ThisIsOurPod and BUY our Podcast Listening Guide
Episode 7 : A visit from lewis pugh
The women aboard the ship on Homeward Bound receive an unexpected visit from the environmental activist Lewis Pugh, also known as The Speedo Diplomat. He tells an inspiring story about influencing change in Antarctica. But then Monica Araya, Costa Rican environmentalist and activist, asks him an uncomfortable question; one he doesn’t have an answer for. Here we have a modern day parable of how we can break the glass ceiling, one tile at a time.
Episode 8 : chasing your dreams into reality
Are girls taught to think that leadership is a dirty word? Do we need doubt to make us better, stronger leaders? We walk in a dreamer, we walk out a dreamer. Even if that is incredibly difficult. But what is the path that can take us through this doubt? Co-founder Fabian Dattner reflects on her dream of making the expedition a reality. She believed in her dream and she built it, one step at a time. How are you going to build your dreams?