THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Episode #55: Maritime Disasters and Ways to Avoid Them

 
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IN THIS EPISODE:

Join Dubside as he delves into one of Greenland's most tragic maritime disasters in this gripping episode. But it's not all about tragedy. Dubside also explores the incredible feats of human endurance, discussing successful attempts to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a kayak. Hear about the daring adventurers who pushed the boundaries of what was thought possible, navigating the vast ocean in a small, fragile vessel. And for a touch of cultural flair, Dubside treats listeners to a performance of the fight song for Greenland's handball team.

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DrakeParagon

Julie Berthelsen in Zedna, a compilation of the most beautiful voices that represent some of the best-selling songs in Greenland's music history


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Special Guest Pamela Powers

IN THIS EPISODE:

Join host Andrew Elizaga as he dives deep into the world of Greenland rolling with special guest Pamela Powers. Pamela shares her remarkable journey of building and paddling the "Freya," a wooden stitch-and-glue kayak designed by renowned kayak designer John Lockwood for his daughter Freya to compete in the prestigious Greenland National Kayaking Championships.

A passionate Greenland style enthusiast and kayaking mentor, Pamela unveils the transformative power of Greenland rolling in overcoming her own fears stemming from a harrowing kayaking incident. She highlights the intricate mental focus required to master this complex skill, emphasizing its crucial role in achieving proficiency and safety in sea kayaking.

Tune in to discover the captivating blend of craftsmanship, passion, and resilience that defines Pamela's kayaking odyssey, offering valuable insights into the art and challenges of Greenland rolling, a gateway to unlocking serenity and grace amidst life's tumultuous waters.

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The Freya


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Special Guest Dave Sides

IN THIS EPISODE:

Dubside sits down with Dave Sides, who was the head organizer behind the Hudson River Greenland Festival (HRGF) for over a decade. They delve into the intricacies and challenges of organizing such a unique and culturally rich event, including the logistics of flying in Greenlanders to participate. Dave shares behind-the-scenes stories of coordinating food, ropes gymnastics, and the iconic kayak race inspired by the film "Palo's Wedding.” They explore the essence of Qajaq USA events and what sets each one apart, shedding light on the passion and dedication required to keep such traditions alive and thriving.

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Hudson River Greenland Festival

Paalup Nuliassarnera - Palo's Wedding


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Special Guests Anders and Jannie

IN THIS EPISODE:

Dubside dives into the fascinating world of kayak building and instruction with guests Anders Thygesen and Jannie Heegaard. Join them as they share their passion for traditional kayak craftsmanship and recount the journey that led them to transform an old church in Vestfossen, Norway, into a hub for kayak enthusiasts seeking hands-on learning experiences.

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Ander’s website: Kajakkspesialisten 


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Episode #54: Greenland, Iceland, and Finn-men

 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

We embark on an exhilarating journey as Dubside unveils his thrilling plans to attend the Greenland National Kayaking Championships in Qaqortoq this summer. Dubside delves into the fascinating nuances between Iceland and Greenland, while pondering the remarkable possibility that Inuit kayakers paddled all the way from Greenland to Scotland. Plus, don't miss out on the mesmerizing performance of Mariina's enchanting song "Utaqqivunga."

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THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Episode #53: Rolling Reexamined


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Join cohosts Andrew Elizaga and Dubside in this exciting episode as they unveil their plan to send Dubside to the National Kayaking Championships in Greenland this July. Dive into the history of kayaking with Dubside as he shares the captivating story of Edi Hans Pawlata, the first European to roll a kayak. Learn about Pawlata's unique teaching techniques for rolling. Plus, enjoy a musical treat as Dubside performs "Good for You" by Nive Nielsen. Don't miss this blend of kayaking passion, history, and music!

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Qajaq Journal

Nive Nielsen, “Good for You”


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Special Guest Tony Schmitz

IN THIS EPISODE:

Dubside interviews Tony Schmitz, the recently appointed president of QAJAQ USA, during the 2023 Delmarva Paddler's retreat. Originating from Minnesota and deeply rooted in canoeing, Tony provides a glimpse into his contributions to launching the Traditional Paddlers Gathering and his editorial role for the QAJAQ USA newsletter. Tune in to explore the dynamic discussion on the new direction QAJAQ USA is navigating under Tony's guidance.

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QAJAQ USA


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Episode #52: Sleeping Pads for Winter Camping

IN THIS EPISODE:

Dubside and Andrew delve into the controversial topic of cultural appropriation, focusing on British kayak company Valley Canoe and Kayak's use of Inuit kayak designs. Dubside shares insights on winter camping, offering tips for staying warm and highlighting essential features when choosing a sleeping pad for cold weather adventures.

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Dr. Jared Diamond: Collapse of the Greenland Norse

The Original Valley Sea Kayak: Anas Acuta


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Special Guest Peter Gengler

IN THIS EPISODE:

Dive into an insightful conversation between Dubside and traditional paddler Peter Gengler, recorded at the 2023 Delmarva Paddler's Retreat. This episode provides a glimpse into Peter's unique combination of paddling expertise and cinematic storytelling. A regular participant at Delmarva since the 1990s, Peter passionately discusses wooden kayak building, his love for filmmaking with GoPro cameras, and the intricacies of the video editing process.

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Delmarva Paddler's Retreat 2023


THE DUBCAST WITH DUBSIDE: Special Guests Kevin and Nicky Mansel

IN THIS EPISODE:

Dubside dives into the world of sea kayaking in this interview with two seasoned British sea kayakers, Kevin and Nicky Mansel. Kevin, an original member of the Jersey Canoe Club, and Nicky share their wealth of experience and discuss the nuances between Greenland paddles and the Euroblade, recount their expeditions in Svalbard and Greenland, including their encounter with the legendary Kampe Absalonsen, delve into paddle stroke rates, and reveal what they believe is the most important thing to teach budding sea kayakers.