Listen to BBC World Service on January 25, 2016 to hear Jill Heinerth talk on “The Conversation.”


National Geographic Radio

As we celebrate National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, there have been many opportunities to recall the great adventures, discoveries, and explorations that everyone remembers and loves. But highlights of successes are only part of the story.

Sometimes an expedition can take years, even decades. Sometimes the team has to start over again. Sometimes they never even find what they were looking for in the first place.

Everything from transportation failures to disappearing trails to animals that simply never show up can throw off the best laid plans of researchers and adventurers. This month, we’re rounding up several National Geographic explorers to talk about their exciting and even cringe-worthy tales… of epic fails.

Be part of the conversation and join our LIVE Hangout on Air with tech-savvy primatologist Agustin Fuentes, risk-taker and deep-sea diver Jill Heinerth, and bat biologist Paul Racey. Get an inside look at the misadventures, missteps, and downright failures that are often a key part of a larger National Geographic stories.

Listen here.

National Travel Radio Network

Explorers, Adventurers and Rogues

Scuba Diving in the Sahara and saving your life with dates with Jill Heinerth
Who would have thought that scuba diving in the Sahara desert was a good idea? The desert equals sand – lots and lots of sand. However, there is actually a lot of water under the Sahara desert in a giant aquifer. Explorer and cave diver Jill Heinerth undertook the expedition for network television to find out more about water and it’s role in the desert. On this episode I talk with Jill about that journey, it’s challenges under some of the harshest conditions including how to deal with sometimes not so pleasant local militias. Enjoy.

Listen here.

Midnight in the Desert

November 16, 2105 – Jill conducted a 3 hours interview with syndicated late night radio host Art Bell.


Diving Bermuda Deep

Click for article in Scuba Diving Magazine

Wired Magazine

Cave Divers Risk Life to Explore the Underwater World. Cave Diving Gallery.

Chasing the Oracle

A National Geographic Expedition delves deep into the sands of the North African desert. Scuba Diving Magazine. Read Article

National Geographic Voices

Join Boyd Matson as he visit the United States Deep Caving Team exploration of Wakulla Springs where Jill Heinerth was able to go where no woman had gone before. Read story and see photos.

Time Magazine

Five ways to be a better risk taker. Read here.