One of Our Fave Polar Stories and Our Own Justin Housman Appear in New DocDo you know the Ralph Plaisted story? In 1968, Plaisted and his crew of decidedly not practiced or even competent, really, polar adventurers were almost certainly the first people to reach the North Pole. One of Plaisted’s friends dared him to try to reach the pole with a newfangled machine called a Ski-Doo. Our online editor Justin Housman appears throughout the film as one of the subject matter experts, if we do say so ourselves. You have to subscribe to Discovery Plus to watch it, but as with any streaming service, they’ll kick you a free trial.