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
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 7 - Scientist, Diplomat ...
A look at the second half of Nansen's life as a scientist, diplomat and humanitarian
33 min
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 6 - The Fram Expedition:...
Nansen and the Fram make their way out of the ice and home
27 min
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 5 - The Fram Expedition:...
Nansen and Johansen make dash for the North Pole
47 min
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 4 - The Fram Expedition:...
The Fram Expedition heads into the Arctic
30 min
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 3 - The Fram Expedition
Nansen sets sets out to be the first man to reach the North Pole
29 min
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 2 - The Greenland Expedi...
Nansen sets out to be the first person to cross Greenland
41 min
Fridtjof Nansen - Part 1 - Adventurer and Scien...
Nansen's early years, and his planning for his Greenland Expedition
33 min
History Daily Podcast Aviation Takeover Special...
The History Daily Podcast presents two short episodes highlighting great moments in aviation
31 min
Yuri Gagarin and the first man in space
Soviet pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man into space
24 min
Brendan the Navigator
Saint Brendan goes searching for Paradise in the 6th century
29 min
Everest 1922: Interview with author Mick Conefrey
Author Mick Conefrey discusses his latest book on the 1922 attempt on Mount Everest
50 min
Jacques Cartier - Part 2 - The St. Lawrence River
Cartier returns to the St. Lawrence region for a second and third time
32 min
Jacques Cartier - Part 1 - The Gulf of St. Lawr...
French mariner Jacques Cartier sets out to explore North America
27 min
Richard Francis Burton - Part 7 - Adventures in...
The final years of Burton
43 min
Richard Francis Burton - Part 6 - The Source of...
The feud between Burton and Speke is brought to a public debate
28 min
Richard Francis Burton - Part 5 - Lake Victoria
John Hanning Speke takes a side trek and comes upon Lake Victoria
29 min
Richard Francis Burton - Part 4 - Lake Tanganyika
Burton goes searching for the great inland lake of East Africa
37 min
Richard Francis Burton - Part 3 - The Somalilan...
Burton attempts to reach the city Harar
35 min
Richard Francis Burton - Part 2 - Medina and Mecca
Burton goes undercover to go on his Hadj
35 min
Richard Francis Burton - Part 1 - India
Burton's early years, including his time in India
34 min
Teddy Roosevelt and the River of Doubt - Part 4
The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition comes to a conclusion
45 min
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
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
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
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo and the Exploration of ...
Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo becomes the first non-native to reach Upper California
50 min