Chuck Jonkey is an adventurer/composer/musician/filmmaker who transforms his wild experiences into sound, music and film. Chuck's exotic adventures have taken him to the furthest reaches of primitive worlds. Referred to as an "ethnomusicianthropologist" Chuck travels around the world in search of adventure among the world’s most isolated tribal groups. He has explored the deep Amazon and the rain forests of Thailand, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, and Mexico. Chuck’s travels have also taken him to West Africa, Borneo, French Polynesia, Morocco, Venezuela, Russia, China, India and many other countries.
Chuck owns Sonic Safari Music. He has produced and published over 110 CDs of exotic music. Chuck has also produced several TV shows and documentaries.
He is a member of the Los Angeles Adventurers’ Club.
n this episode, Chuck shares some of his stories and the tribal music he has found during his expeditions into the deep wild places.
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Melanie Boling, combat veteran and expedition photo journalist, recounts her adventures into the wild jungles of the Island of Sumatra. Melanie share her stories of encounters with orangutans, elephants and the endangered sea turtle that changed the course of her life.
Alone on a science expedition in the Himalayas, John All falls 70 feet down into an icy crevasse. Miraculously landing on an ice block wedged in the V shaped fissure, his shoulder dislocated, ribs broken and bleeding internally, Hall is freezing to death.
In this episode, Dr. John All shares stories of his expeditions and adventures undertaken in the name of science. Confronting Maoist revolutionaries, descending into deep caverns and climbing into the highest mountains, John All searches for answers to climatic changes in our environment. A rare combination of research scientist and accomplished mountaineer, John embodies the classic traits of all good explorers.
For more information about Dr. All, visit his website at JohnAll.com and at climberscience.org.
James Michael Dorsey is an explorer, author, and photographer who has traveled extensively in fifty two countries, mostly far off the beaten path. His primary interest is in documenting indigenous people in Asia and Africa. He is also certified marine naturalist.
A prolific travel writer. His many articles and 3 books have earned him many awards.
He is a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a member and former director of the Adventurers Club.
In this episode, Dorsey shares some of his stories gathered from his many adventures. A rare glimpse into the life and customs of tribal people living deep in the wilds. Stories of baboon hunts, exorcisms, holy men and witch doctors.
Join us for stories of headhunters, a forgotten woman artist/explorer, pristine reefs and the people of Papua New Guinea. In this episode, Michele shares with us her adventures in Papua New Guinea, the making of the documentary Headhunt Revisited and the transformational changes these experiences made in her life.
Michele Westmorland is an American photographer specializing in underwater and cultural photography. Her work has been featured in National Geographic Traveler and Adventure as well as many other publications. Inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2011, she is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club and the International League of Conservation Photographers.
See her work at https://www.westmorlandimages.com