Author: Rick Minnich

Hot off the press: Rick's second newsletter from Alaska. Read all about his latest adventures with the #ARCSPIN expedition to the northernmost point of the United States. For the past month, Rick has been filming four atmospheric scientists from Colorado State University as they take water, air, and permafrost samples to test their hypothesis that microbes from thawing permafrost could be getting swept up into the air and be affecting cloud formation and weather patterns. It's a totally new dimension to understanding climate change, and may help improve climate modeling over the coming years and decades. On Sunday, September 19th at 10

The good folks at ARTE were kind enough to resurrect the old story of when my friends and I dug up the head of the Berlin Lenin statue way back in 1994 for my short film The Book of Lenins. French journalist Marion Desmaret followed me back to the scene of our "crime" and created this very amusing six-minute piece which poses the question: "Where should we put the controversial monuments?" Watch in German or French.

The latest Our Man in Berlin newsletter is out – straight from Arctic Alaska. Read about Rick's new project The Big Thaw, which has taken him to the northernmost point of the United States – Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska. And catch up on the latest status of The Strait Guys and The Presidents' Tailor. Follow Rick's Arctic adventure on his Patreon page. A special treat awaits all new patrons!

Rick had the pleasure of accompanying the young Norwegian adventurer Teresie Hommersand for a day as she rode through Berlin on her three-year bicycle trek from Capetown, South Africa to Nordkapp, Norway. The Berliner Zeitung wrote a story about Teresie, and if you scroll down a bit, you'll find the video Rick made about his special day with Teresie.