The Explorers Podcast

A podcast about the greatest explorers in history.

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1
James Cook - Part 8 - Third Voyage: Return to P...
Cook sets out on his third voyage, heading to Polynesia before going to search for the Northwest Passage
38 min
2
James Cook - Part 7 - Second Voyage: South Seas...
Cook continues his search for Terra Australis
41 min
3
James Cook - Part 6 - Second Voyage: Terra Aust...
James Cook sails to the other side of the world in search of Terra Australis
30 min
4
James Cook - Part 5 - First Voyage: Around the ...
Cook and Endeavour complete their first voyage by circumnavigating the world
36 min
5
James Cook - Part 4 - First Voyage: New Zealand...
Cook and Endeavour complete their epic journey by exploring New Zealand and Australia, and circumnavigating of the world
30 min
6
James Cook - Part 3 - First Voyage: Tahiti and ...
Captain James Cook and the Endeavour explore the South Pacific
26 min
7
James Cook - Part 2 - First Voyage: Tahiti
James Cook takes command of the Endeavour and heads to the other side of the world
34 min
8
James Cook - Part 1 - Early years, war and surv...
Early years of Cook including his involvement in the Seven Years' War, and the surveying of Newfoundland
35 min
9
Abel Tasman - Part 2 - the South Seas, New Guin...
Tasman completes his first voyage, and is sent out on a second
27 min
10
Abel Tasman - Part 1 - Tasmania and New Zealand
Dutch explorer Abel Tasman reaches Tasmania and New Zealand
29 min
11
Alice Morrison Interview
A conversation with modern-day explorer, traveler and adventurer Alice Morrison
59 min
12
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 7 - Scientist, Diplomat ...
A look at the second half of Nansen's life as a scientist, diplomat and humanitarian
33 min
13
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 6 - The Fram Expedition:...
Nansen and the Fram make their way out of the ice and home
27 min
14
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 5 - The Fram Expedition:...
Nansen and Johansen make dash for the North Pole
47 min
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Fridtjof Nansen - Part 4 - The Fram Expedition:...
The Fram Expedition heads into the Arctic
30 min
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Fridtjof Nansen - Part 3 - The Fram Expedition
Nansen sets sets out to be the first man to reach the North Pole
29 min
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Fridtjof Nansen - Part 2 - The Greenland Expedi...
Nansen sets out to be the first person to cross Greenland
41 min
18
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 1 - Adventurer and Scien...
Nansen's early years, and his planning for his Greenland Expedition
33 min
19
History Daily Podcast Aviation Takeover Special...
The History Daily Podcast presents two short episodes highlighting great moments in aviation
31 min
20
Yuri Gagarin and the first man in space
Soviet pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man into space
24 min
21
Brendan the Navigator
Saint Brendan goes searching for Paradise in the 6th century
29 min
22
Everest 1922: Interview with author Mick Conefrey
Author Mick Conefrey discusses his latest book on the 1922 attempt on Mount Everest
50 min
23
Jacques Cartier - Part 2 - The St. Lawrence River
Cartier returns to the St. Lawrence region for a second and third time
32 min
24
Jacques Cartier - Part 1 - The Gulf of St. Lawr...
French mariner Jacques Cartier sets out to explore North America
27 min
25
Richard Francis Burton - Part 7 - Adventures in...
The final years of Burton
43 min
26
Richard Francis Burton - Part 6 - The Source of...
The feud between Burton and Speke is brought to a public debate
28 min
27
Richard Francis Burton - Part 5 - Lake Victoria
John Hanning Speke takes a side trek and comes upon Lake Victoria
29 min
28
Richard Francis Burton - Part 4 - Lake Tanganyika
Burton goes searching for the great inland lake of East Africa
37 min
29
Richard Francis Burton - Part 3 - The Somalilan...
Burton attempts to reach the city Harar
35 min
30
Richard Francis Burton - Part 2 - Medina and Mecca
Burton goes undercover to go on his Hadj
35 min
31
Richard Francis Burton - Part 1 - India
Burton's early years, including his time in India
34 min
32
Teddy Roosevelt and the River of Doubt - Part 4
The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition comes to a conclusion
45 min
33
Teddy Roosevelt and the River of Doubt - Part 3
Teddy Roosevelt and and Cândido Rondon begin the descent of the River of Doubt
41 min
34
Teddy Roosevelt and the River of Doubt - Part 2
The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition head across the Brazilian Highlands to the headwaters of the River of Doubt
33 min
35
Teddy Roosevelt and the River of Doubt - Part 1
The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition seeks to map a recently discovered river in the heart of the Amazon
35 min
36
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo and the Exploration of ...
Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo becomes the first non-native to reach Upper California
50 min
37
James Beckwourth - Mountain Man
James Beckwourth goes from being a slave to one of the most colorful men of the American West
53 min
38
Ernest Shackleton - Part 11/11 - The Quest Expe...
The Quest Expedition and the Legacy of Shackleton
59 min
39
Ernest Shackleton - Part 10 - Endurance: Across...
Shackleton must cross the mountains of South Georgia to reach civilization
57 min
40
Ernest Shackleton - Part 9 - Endurance: The Voy...
Shackleton makes a desperate run across the Drake Passage
50 min
41
Ernest Shackleton - Part 8 - Endurance: Elephan...
Shackleton and the men struggle to get out of the ice pack
71 min
42
Ernest Shackleton - Part 7 - Endurance: Into th...
Shackleton and Endurance head to Antarctica
46 min
43
Ernest Shackleton - Part 6 - Prelude to Endurance
Ernest Shackleton prepares for his next adventure - the Endurance Expedition
37 min
44
Ernest Shackleton - Part 5 - The Nimrod Expedit...
Shackleton has seven weeks to get back to the coast - or risk being stranded in Antarctica for another year
57 min
45
Ernest Shackleton - Part 4 - The Nimrod Expedit...
Shackleton makes a run at the South Pole
68 min
46
Ernest Shackleton - Part 3 - 1903-1907
Shackleton become a public figure even as Antarctica beckons
41 min
47
Ernest Shackleton - Part 2 - The Discovery Expe...
Shackleton takes part in the 1901 Discovery Expedition
62 min
48
Ernest Shackleton - Part 1 - Early Years
The early life of Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
36 min
49
Alvise Cadamosto in the Age of Henry
Alvise Cadamosto explores the west coast of Africa and discovers the Cape Verde Islands
31 min
50
Henry the Navigator - Part 3/3
The explorations and legacy of Prince Henry of Portugal
26 min
51
Henry the Navigator - Part 2/3
Henry's captains continue to explore down the African coast; Henry tries to take Tangier
28 min
52
Henry the Navigator - Part 1/3
The early life of Prince Henry and the discoveries of the Madeira Islands and the Azores
26 min
53
Andrés de Urdaneta and the Manila Galleons
Explorer Andrés de Urdaneta maps the route from the Far East to the New World
31 min
54
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
The world for Hillary and Tenzing after the 1953 summit of Everest
47 min
55
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
Hillary and Tenzing make their assault on the summit of Everest
43 min
56
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
The 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition begins
35 min
57
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
The life of Tenzing Norgay and the world of the Sherpas
37 min
58
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
A background on Edmund Hillary
31 min
59
George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Par...
Mallory and Irvine make one final try on the summit of Everest
41 min
60
George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Par...
The 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition
30 min
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George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Par...
The 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition
37 min
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George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Par...
In 1921, British mountaineer George Mallory would be the lead climber with the British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition
35 min
63
Marco Polo - Part 5 - The Voyage Home
The Polos head home - completing a 24-year, 15,000+ mile journey.
35 min
64
Marco Polo - Part 4 - The Grand Canal and the C...
Marco Polo heads down the Grand Canal to the legendary City of Heaven
30 min
65
Marco Polo - Part 3 - The Mongol World
The Mongol World and Marco's first expedition across China
29 min
66
Marco Polo - Part 2 - The Silk Road
Marco Polo and his family travel the Silk Road to reach the court of the legendary Kublai Khan
30 min
67
Marco Polo - Part 1
Marco's father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo, visit Kublai Khan and prepare for another journey east
22 min
68
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Brazza returns to Africa as an administrator - and investigator
42 min
69
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Brazza returns to Africa where he will establish an outpost on the great Congo River
31 min
70
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza conducts his first expedition up the Ogowe River
33 min
71
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration of Central Africa
27 min
72
Xu Fu and the Exploration of Japan
Chinese explorer and alchemist Xu Fu goes searching for the elixir of life.
14 min
73
The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 8 – The F...
The fate of John King is reveals, and the legacy of the VEE is discussed
55 min
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The Burke and Wills Expedition - Part 7 - The M...
Burke makes the risky decision to try and cut across country to Mount Hopeless
31 min
75
The Burke and Wills Expedition - Part 6 - The R...
Robert Burke has crossed Australia, and now must make the return journey across the continent.
27 min
76
The Burke and Wills Expedition - Part 5 - Acros...
Robert Burke leads a small contingent of men into the outback of Australia in an attempt to reach reach the north coast
29 min
77
The Burke and Wills Expedition - Part 4 - Coope...
Burke and Wills trek from Menindee to Cooper's Creek - then prepare to strike out for the north coast of Australia
40 min
78
The Burke and Wills Expedition - Part 3 - Menindee
The Victorian Exploring Expedition travels from Melbourne to the frontier outpost of Menindee on the Darling River.
33 min
79
The Burke and Wills Expedition - Part 2 - Prepa...
The Exploration Committee and Robert Burke hire men and outfit the expedition for its epic journey across Australia
29 min
80
The Burke and Wills Expedition - Part 1 - Austr...
The first episode in the Burke and Wills Expedition series provides some background to the endeavor, and introduces the Royal Society of Victoria and Robert Burke
34 min
81
Hanno the Navigator
Hanno the Navigator of Carthage and the exploration of the west coast of Africa
24 min
82
Vladimir Atlasov and the Exploration of Kamchatka
Cossack Vladimir Atlasov explores the Kamchatka Peninsula in the late 1690s - claiming it for the Russian Empire
27 min
83
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 8
In part 8, we wrap up the series on Cortés and the conquest of the Aztec Empire
32 min
84
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 7
The siege of Tenochtitlan
32 min
85
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 6
In the wake of his defeat at Tenochtitlan, Cortés must fend off the Aztecs, and the plot his revenge
28 min
86
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 5
Hernán Cortés must deal with threats from the recently arrived Panfilo de Narvaez, and an uprising in Tenochtitlan.
30 min
87
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico - Part 4
Cortés comes face-to-face with the Emperor Montezuma
28 min
88
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico - Part 3
Cortés and his army march west in their quest to reach the capital of the Aztec empire
29 min
89
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico - Part 2
Cortés finds allies and establishes the first settlement in New Spain while coming into contact with the mysterious Aztec Empire
35 min
90
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico - Part 1
Hernán Cortés leads an army to Mexico to seek out the mighty empire to the west
31 min
91
The Lost Franklin Expedition - Part 2/2
The Franklin Expedition disappears in the Canadian Arctic while trying to find the Northwest Passage
38 min
92
The Lost Franklin Expedition - Part 1/2
Sir John Franklin leads two ships into the Arctic in search of the fabled Northwest Passage
27 min
93
Apollo 11 - The Moon Landing - Neil Armstrong, ...
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin set off in Apollo 11 for the first lunar landing in history
26 min
94
Francis Drake - Part 6 - The Spanish Armada and...
Francis Drake leads the fight against Spain, including Singeing the King of Spain's Beard, and the Spanish Armada
47 min
95
Francis Drake - Part 5 - Across the Pacific and...
Francis Drake and Golden Hind head across the Pacific to the Spice Islands, before rounding the tip of Africa and returning to England
27 min
96
Francis Drake - Part 4 - War in the Pacific
Francis Drake passes through the Strait of Magellan and proceeds to attack the Spanish on the western coast of the Americas.
27 min
97
Francis Drake - Part 3 - The Journey Around the...
Francis Drake begins his circumnavigation of the globe, traveling toward the Strait of Magellan.
34 min
98
Francis Drake - Part 2 - Terror of the Spanish ...
Francis Drake conducts three expeditions to the Caribbean, becoming the most hated main the Spanish Empire.
46 min
99
Francis Drake - Part 1 - The Early Years
The early years of Francis Drake, including his voyages with John Hawkins
38 min
100
Diogo Cão and the Exploration of West Africa
Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão travels down the coast of west Africa in the 1480s, becoming the first European to discover the Congo River, and setting the stage for others to round the tip of the continent.
29 min