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The Explorers Podcast
A podcast about the greatest explorers in history.
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Lewis and Clark and the Corps of the Discovery ...
See what happened to Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery after the conclusion of their epic trek
73 min
2
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Pa...
The Corps heads out of the Rockies and down the Missouri - the last leg of their epic journey.
33 min
3
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Pa...
Lewis and Clark lead the Corps east - up the Columbia River and over the Rocky Mountains
29 min
4
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Pa...
Lewis and Clark fight their way across the Rocky Mountains and make for the Pacific Coast
33 min
5
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Pa...
Lewis and Clark struggle up the Missouri River and find that there is no easy route over the Rocky Mountains
37 min
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Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery – Pa...
In the late summer and fall of 1804, Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery head into the lands of the powerful Sioux nation, aiming to reach the Mandan Villages, located near modern-day Bismarck, North Dakota.
41 min
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Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Pa...
In this episode, Lewis and Clark head up the Missouri River in the spring of 1804.
37 min
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Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Pa...
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark prepare to lead the Corps of Discovery west in an attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean
50 min
9
Nellie Bly and the Race Around the World - Part 3
In the final part of our series, Nellie Bly sails from Japan in a last push to defeat Phileas Fogg - and her rival, Elizabeth Bisland.
30 min
10
Nellie Bly and the Race Around the World - Part 2
Delayed ships, monsoons and other obstacles test journalist Nellie Bly as she travels from France to Asia,
23 min
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Nellie Bly and the Race Around the World - Part 1
26 min
12
Pytheas and the Circumnavigation of Britain
In about 325 BCE Pytheas of Massalia begins one of the first great voyages of discovery when he sets out into the land of the Celts to find the legendary island of Britain.
25 min
13
Christopher Columbus - Part 7
In the final episode in our seven-part series on Christopher Columbus, the Admiral and his crew find themselves stranded on the island of Jamaica.
36 min
14
Christopher Columbus - Part 6
Columbus sets out on his fourth and final voyage. This time he's been ordered to find a passage to Asia - a voyage that will take him along the Central American coast.
29 min
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Christopher Columbus - Part 5
In his third voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus searched out the rumored lands to the south - and in the process, discover the South American continent.
33 min
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Christopher Columbus - Part 4
Part 4 in our series on Christopher Columbus details his exploration of Cuba and Jamaica, plus his subjugation of Hispaniola.
26 min
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Christopher Columbus - Part 3
Christopher Columbus heads to the New World for a second voyage. This time he has 17 ships and more than 1,200 men. The object is to establish a viable commercial enterprise in this newly discovered land.
34 min
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Christopher Columbus - Part 2
Christopher Columbus sets off on his historic first voyage - one that would become the most important voyage of discovery in history.
37 min
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Christopher Columbus - Part 1
Christopher Columbus tries to secure backing for an expedition to cross the Atlantic in a daring attempt to reach Asia.
27 min
20
Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of th...
Francisco de Orellana heads down the Amazon River in a desperate bid to return to civilization.
74 min
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Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of th...
Francisco de Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro head over the Andes in search of El Dorado - the City of Gold. Instead, they only find death, forcing Orellana to begin a desperate 4,000 mile journey down the Amazon to reach safety.
50 min
22
Zheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet
Zheng He commands the legendary Chinese Treasure Fleet, which sailed the Indian Ocean in the 15th century
70 min
23
Étienne Brûlé and the Exploration of the Great ...
Étienne Brûlé, the most famous of the Coureur de bois, explores the lands around the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes
31 min
24
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca - Part 2
In one of the greatest journeys of survival - and exploration - ever recorded, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca begins a 2,500 mile trek across Mexico in a bid to return to Spanish territory.
33 min
25
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca - Part 1
Stranded and alone in modern day Texas, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca begins a remarkable eight year struggle to return home.
31 min
26
Pánfilo de Narváez and the Narváez Expedition
Spanish conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez heads to Florida in search of gold - only to find lots and lots of misery
33 min
27
Bartolomeu Dias and the Cape of Storms
Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias becomes the first man to round the southern tip of Africa
20 min
28
Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger Riv...
Mungo Park returns to West Africa with a large expedition, determined to map the Niger River and find the city of Timbuktu
37 min
29
Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger Riv...
Scottish explorer Mungo Park ventures into West Africa to find the Niger River and the legendary city of Timbuktu
45 min
30
John Cabot and the Exploration of North America
Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing for England, becomes the first European to land in North America since Leif Erikson.
18 min
31
Erik the Red and Leif Erikson
The father and son duo of Erik the Red and Leif Erikson found the colony of Greenland, and become the first Europeans to arrive in North America.
34 min
32
Zebulon Pike - Part 2
Zebulon Pike sets off into the Louisiana Territory
58 min
33
Zebulon Pike - Part 1
American explorers, including Zebulon Pike, set out to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory
42 min
34
Vasco Núñez de Balboa - Part 2
Balboa sets off to find the mysterious sea on the other side of the mountains
39 min
35
Vasco Núñez de Balboa - Part 1
Balboa and the Spanish quest for gold leads him to establish the first permanent European colony in the Americas
33 min
36
Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of ...
Juan Sebastián Elcano takes the reins of the fleet as they try and finish the circumnavigation of the world
40 min
37
Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of ...
Magellan and the Armada de Molucca set sail across the Pacific in search of the Spice Islands
28 min
38
Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of ...
Magellan sets sail for South America to find the strait that will take him to the Western Sea
42 min
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Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of ...
Magellan plans his daring expedition to the legendary Spice Islands
32 min