Rodney Marks

Rodney Marks

By Unresolved Productions

A mysterious death at the South Pole would spark a nearly decade-long international investigation.

Rodney Marks was a 32-year-old astrophysicist, who worked at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. There, he had been working on a project to help map the stars, and not only did he take great pride and enjoyment in his work, but he also enjoyed the isolated culture down at the South Pole - where he would live for months at a time.

On May 11th, 2000, Rodney began to complain of illness. Over the next 36 hours, his symptoms would progress to the point of no return, and the following evening, he would pass away due to total heart failure. Because the South Pole was so isolated, an autopsy could not be performed until months later. But when his remains were examined by a coroner later that year, the results were shocking...

Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

Producers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Robert Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Emily McMehen, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Brian Rollins, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Lauren Harris, and Thomas Ahearn

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