Photograph of Henry Worsley said, “I’m having a cup of tea and I’m going to be fine” courtesy Joanna Worsley.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Rose McGowan was among the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, saying he raped her during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. McGowan’s manager at the time of the alleged rape was Jill Messick, who went on to work for Miramax. Messick killed herself on Wednesday. She struggled with bipolar disorder and depression for years. Her family says her death was connected to McGowan’s statements and the relentless media scrutiny.
In 2015, retired British Army officer Henry Worsley tried to walk from one end of Antarctica to the other -- alone, with no support. He pulled his 325 pound sled of provisions by his waist. Sometimes on skis, sometimes by foot, he made his way across more than 900 miles. He was 55 years old.
Frank Wild, Ernest Shackleton, Eric Marshall, and Jameson Adams on the deck of
the Nimrod. In 1909, they made it to within 97 miles of the South Pole.
Credit: Royal Geographic Society.
Ernest Shackleton’s ship the Endurance. In 1915, the ship became encased
in ice and sank into the Weddell Sea, leaving the crew marooned.
Photo by Frank Hurley.
Henry and Joanna Worsley at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in
Washington DC in 2015. Photograph courtesy Joanna Worsley.
Henry Worsley called Joanna and said, “I’m having a cup of tea
and I’m going to be fine.” Photograph courtesy Joanna Worsley.
Joanna, Max, and Alicia Worsley travelled to South Georgia Island in 2017.
Photograph by Roger Pimenta.
Writer David Grann. Photo courtesy of the New Yorker.
David Grann, Author of “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” and “The Lost City of Z” ; The New Yorker
THE WHITE DARKNESS
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