As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The 'How To' Episode
An eclectic DIY guide to things impressive and impractical — from 50 years of AIH archives
This episode of As it Happened: The Archive Edition serves as a do-it-yourself guide to things you may never see yourself doing — with a few that should never be tried at home.
Click 'Listen' above to hear the broadcast version of the episode. Full-length versions of each of the interviews as they originally aired, as well as archival images, appear below.
Most people who study trees don't think about long-ago military conflicts as one of the stories that might be preserved in those trees.- Earth scientist Scott St. George
Chapter 1: How to talk to the trees
...and get them to tell you about a giant Nazi warship concealed nearby throughout the Second World War.
Chapter 2: How to completely disappear
...by assuming the identity of a dead person.
Chapter 3: How to fight a Kodiak bear
...or at least stand up to one without losing your head.
Chapter 4: How to save the world
...one pee at a time.
Chapter 5: How to build your own robot, on a shoestring
...with a mind all its own.
Chapter 6: How to build budget lifelong wooden furniture
...so that you can be buried in it when you die.
Listen to the full episode audio at the top of this post.
Written and produced by Kevin Ball.
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