The Explorers Podcast

The Explorers Podcast is about the greatest explorers and explorations in history.

On the Explorers Podcast, the explorers we cover include Ernest Shackleton, Ibn Battuta, Roald Amundsen, Frederick Cook, Adrien de Gerlache, John McDouall Stuart, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, Matt Rutherford, Jacques Marquette, Louis Jolliet, James Cook, Abel Tasman, Alice Morrison, Fridtjof Nansen, Yuri Gagarin, Jacques Cartier, Richard Francis Burton, Teddy Roosevelt, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, James Beckwourth, Alvise Cadamosto, Henry the Navigator, Andres de Urdaneta, Edmund Hillar, Tenzing Norgay, George Mallory, Marco Polo, Xu Fu, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Burke and Wills Expedition, Robert O'Hara Burke, William Wills, Hanno the Navigator, Lewis and Clark, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Hernan Cortes, John Franklin, Lost Franklin Expedition, Francis Drake, Diogo Cao, Pytheas, Nellie Bly, Christopher Columbus, Panfilo de Narvaez, Bartolomeu Dias, Mungo Park, John Cabot, Erik the Red, Leif Erikson, Zebulon Pike, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Ferdinand Magellan, and Zheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet, Neil Armstrong, Aztec Empire, Moctezuma, Montezuma, Robert Falcon Scott, Tom Creen, Frank Wild, Cândido Rondon, Brendan the Navigator, and Vladimir Atlasov.

We also cover a variety of subjects and events and travel to many places. Topics include the Far East, the River of Doubt, the Manila Galleons, Mount Everest, the Moon Landing, Apollo 11, the circumnavigation of the world, the source of the Nile, the New World, Vinland, the Niger River, Timbuktu, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Horn, Antarctica, the Arctic, the Northwest Passage, the North Pole, the South Pole, the Congo River, the Chinese Treasure Fleet, the Corps of Discovery, Tenochtitlán, Japan, China, the Silk Road, the Spice Islands, the Moluccas, the Caravel, Mecca, Medina, Lake Tanganyika, Sputnik, Tasmania, Australia, Siberia, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes, the Seven Cities of Gold, and much, much more.

Society & Culture
Daniel Boone - Part 2 - Kentucky
Daniel Boone explores the lands of Kentucky.
37 min
Daniel Boone - Part 1 - Early Life
Daniel Boone grows up on the frontier of North Carolina
37 min
Amerigo Vespucci - Part 2
We talk about Vespucci's third voyage to the New World and discuss how his name became attached to two continents.
28 min
Amerigo Vespucci - Part 1
We look at the younger years of Vespucci and his first two voyages
33 min
Estêvão Cacella and João Cabral and the First E...
Two Jesuit missionaries would become the first Europeans to explore the Himalayas
32 min
Jules Dumont d'Urville - Part 7 - the second vo...
d'Urville returns to Antarctica - and then Europe; plus a look at the man's legacy
37 min
Jules Dumont d'Urville - Part 6 - the second vo...
d'Urville heads across the Pacific for more exploring
34 min
Jules Dumont d'Urville - Part 5 - the second vo...
d'Urville heads off on another round the world voyage
37 min
Jules Dumont d'Urville - Part 4 - the first voy...
The first voyage of the Astrolabe continues
36 min
Jules Dumont d'Urville - Part 3 - the first voy...
Jules Dumont d'Urville heads back for to the South Pacific
36 min
Jules Dumont d'Urville - Part 2 - Coquille Expe...
d'Urville goes off around the world as 2nd in command of the Coquille
37 min
Jules Dumont d’Urville – Part 1 – Early life an...
We look at the early life of French explorer Jules Dumont d’Urville
33 min
Freya Stark - Part 6 - WWII and later years
We look at Stark's work in WWII, plus her later years and legacy
27 min
Freya Stark - Part 5 - Yemen
Freya Stark goes searching for lost cities and the old incense route of the Arabian Peninsula.
43 min
Freya Stark - Part 4 - Treasure Hunting in Lur...
Freya Stark goes searching for relics and treasure in Luristan
33 min
Freya Stark - Part 3 - The Lost Assassin Fortre...
Freya Stark goes searching for the Lost Assassin Fortress of Lambsar
29 min
Freya Stark - Part 2 - The Valley of the Assassins
Freya Stark goes searching for the legendary Valley of the Assassins
30 min
Freya Stark - Part 1 - Early life and the land...
Early life of Freya Stark and her first adventure into the lands of the Druze
37 min
Alexander von Humboldt - Part 6 - Legacy
We discuss the remainder of Humboldt's life - and his legacy
32 min
Alexander von Humboldt - Part 5 - Russia
Humboldt explorers Russia, including the Ural Mountains
26 min
Alexander von Humboldt - Part 4 - Mexico and th...
Humboldt does a deep dive into New Spain - aka Mexico - and visits the United States
33 min
Alexander von Humboldt - Part 3 - The Andes Mou...
Humboldt explorers the Andes
28 min
Alexander von Humboldt - Part 2 - The Orinoco E...
Humboldt goes up the Orinoco River in search of link between that river and the Amazon
33 min
Alexander von Humboldt - Part 1
The early years of Alexander von Humboldt
31 min
The Opening of Japan
Storms take Portuguese traders to Japan - opening up the island to the west for the first time
17 min