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.

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Ibn Battuta - Part 1 - Mecca
Ibn Battuta sets out on his first great adventure - his Hajj to Mecca
31 min
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John McDouall Stuart and the crossing of Austra...
Stuart makes one last stab at crossing Australia
34 min
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John McDouall Stuart and the crossing of Austra...
Stuart sets out on his fifth expedition to cross Australia
26 min
29
John McDouall Stuart and the crossing of Austra...
Stuart leads three expeditions into the Australian interior
38 min
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John McDouall Stuart and the crossing of Austra...
Explorer John McDouall Stuart conducts the first of six expeditions into the interior of Australia
32 min
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Francisco Vázquez de Coronado and the Seven Cit...
Vázquez de Coronado and his army set out for the supposedly wealthy region of Quivira
31 min
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Francisco Vázquez de Coronado and the Seven Cit...
Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado goes searching of the legendary cities of gold
34 min
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Matt Rutherford and the first solo, nonstop cir...
Interview with Matt Rutherford
145 min
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Matt Rutherford and the first solo, nonstop cir...
Matt Rutherford rounds Cape Horn and heads back to Annapolis
32 min
35
Matt Rutherford and the first solo, nonstop cir...
Matt Rutherford attempts to go around the Americas in a sailboat
31 min
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Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet and the sea...
Jolliet and Marquette travel down the Mississippi to the Arkansas - and then return
30 min
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Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet and the sea...
in 1673, Joliett and Marquette go searching for the legendary 'Big River' that lies in the west
32 min
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James Cook - Part 10 - Third Voyage: The Death ...
Captain James Cook meets a bloody end on a beach in Hawaii
41 min
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James Cook - Part 9 - Third Voyage: Search for ...
Cook sails to North America and the Arctic in a search for the Northwest Passage
27 min
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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
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James Cook - Part 7 - Second Voyage: South Seas...
Cook continues his search for Terra Australis
41 min
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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
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James Cook - Part 5 - First Voyage: Around the ...
Cook and Endeavour complete their first voyage by circumnavigating the world
36 min
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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
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James Cook - Part 3 - First Voyage: Tahiti and ...
Captain James Cook and the Endeavour explore the South Pacific
26 min
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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
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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
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Abel Tasman - Part 2 - the South Seas, New Guin...
Tasman completes his first voyage, and is sent out on a second
27 min
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Abel Tasman - Part 1 - Tasmania and New Zealand
Dutch explorer Abel Tasman reaches Tasmania and New Zealand
29 min
50
Alice Morrison Interview
A conversation with modern-day explorer, traveler and adventurer Alice Morrison
59 min