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Sparky On Ice

Sparky On Ice

By Robert Ray
The Coldest Podcast on the Internet
A look into daily life on the most hostile and desolate continent on Earth.
Robert is an Electrician at the McMurdo station in Antarctica. Follow him as he goes about working and surviving on the ice.
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Sparky On Ice

Episode 22 The New Normal
Well we are back in Covid Level yellow.  But we did have some fun while in green and I talk about some of that in this episode. In history, I talk about the Nimrod expedition on 1907. If you have any questions just drop me an email Podcast@sparkyonice.xyx Facebook Twitter Reddit
October 25, 2020
Episode 21 Super Green
We finally went Covid Level green and that means no masks and we can have some fun on station.  I talk about some of the fun and training I had this week. Then I go into the 4th French expedition and the forgotten Japanese one in the history segment. If you have any questions just drop me an email or Follow me on Facebook and Twitter
October 18, 2020
Episode 20 Finally on the Ice
On this Episode I finally make it out of isolation and onto the ice. Link to Davie504 YouTube Channel Follow me on Facebook and Twitter
October 12, 2020
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.
September 21, 2020
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 […]
September 14, 2020
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 […]
September 14, 2020
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 […]
August 19, 2019
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 […]
August 11, 2019
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.
July 21, 2019
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 […]
July 14, 2019
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.
June 28, 2019
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.
June 13, 2019
Episode 10 Water Crisis
On this episode I talk about our water shortage on station and the seating arrangements in the galley.On the history portion I cover the Heroic Age of Exploration.
May 31, 2019
Episode 9 NASA and Isolation
Thursday May 16.  Day 121 on ice.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.On the history segment I cover the late 19th century and the seal industry.
May 16, 2019
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.—
May 2, 2019
Episode 7: A story of wind and electricity
This week I talk about an issue that came up at home.  Then I cover a little about dangers of old equipment and the wind.I finish out the regular segment with a little about personality traits here.We end the show with a couple of questions.You can submit a question via email podcast@sparkyonice.xyzYou can find me on Twitter @sparkyoniceFacebook at can also find my youtube channel with different content—
April 21, 2019
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.No questions this week.If you want your questions answered on the show contact me at one of these links.TwitterFacebookYouTube Website—
April 14, 2019
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.Follow meTwitterFacebookYouTube Website—
April 7, 2019
Episode 4 Welcome winter and it's cold out there
This episode gets everyone caught up to the end of March.  Winter rules are in effect, and it gets cold.One of the questions was about jobs.  You can find them at this link can send me a voicemail on the Anchor app.  You can also email me Podcast@sparkyonice,xyz.  Be sure to check out our FaceBook, Twitter and Youtube pages as well.—
March 31, 2019
Episode 3 Having fun at Willie Field
On this episode I cover a little about weather conditions and my experience out at the airfield along with answering a couple of questions.You can ask a question via voicemail on the Anchor App.  You can also send me an email  You can like my page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter or subscribe to my Youtube channel.—This episode is sponsored by· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
March 31, 2019
Episode 2 Getting settled in and learning the ropes
This episode covers about the first month on the ice.  I talk about food, having to change rooms, Scott Hut,  and other issues that came up during that time frame.I also answer a few listener questions.  You can submit a question by voicemail on the anchor app or send me an email  you can also find the facebook page Sparky on Ice, the Youtube channel, or—This episode is sponsored by· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
March 31, 2019
Episode 1 The beginning of my trip to the end
Welcome to the first episode of Sparky on Ice, the coldest podcast on the internet.This being the first episode, I thought it would be a good idea to go back in time and talk about how I got here and the trip.Starting with the next episode I will be answering questions.  You can submit one by emailing me or using the anchor app to send a voicemail.Don't forget to check out my youtube and facebook channel or the website
March 30, 2019