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AMT312 feedback JUST in from Troy Sexhammer:
Having literally just got back today from two and a half years working on a British Antarctic Survey base I was excited when I updated my podcasts to find AMT had a question on just this.
Firstly, there are plenty of non-scientist jobs on the British bases; builders and technicians, computer and communications specialists, boat teams, mountaineers, chefs and cleaning and maintenance crews.
Secondly, I had no psychological profiling before heading south and I’m fine.
Thirdly, am I weird for wanting to see penguins, albatrosses, whales and icesheets? I always laughed at the fact that Olly is a grown man who is into Disney, show tunes and a cat. Or are we two ends of some sort of interest bell-curve, pushed to the side by the sport and Top Gear-dominated middle ground?
But how did you get your job, Mr Sexhammer? That’s what questioneer S needs to know!
As for your bell curve: you and Olly can probably meet in the middle at the dancing penguins from Mary Poppins.