The Tree at the End of the World

07.07.2020 - By Overheard at National Geographic

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A harrowing journey is all in a day's work for a Nat Geo explorer trying to find the world’s southernmost tree. But what happens when a self-proclaimed "normal human being" tags along? For more information on this episode, visit

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