On today’s episode of Modern Notion Daily, we talk to guest Anthony Powell, director of Antarctica: A Year on Ice. Powell started working in Antarctica as a communications tech. He quickly realized that the true experience of living in Antarctica—particularly in the winter—had never been captured. So, he taught himself to shoot video and time-lapse photography, and over the course of nine years, he made this documentary. Later in the hour, we talk to staff writer about two very different but equally odd stories, the first about lemmings, and the second about bombs designed to make enemy soldiers gay.

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