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
James Beckwourth - Mountain Man
James Beckwourth goes from being a slave to one of the most colorful men of the American West
53 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 11/11 - The Quest Expe...
The Quest Expedition and the Legacy of Shackleton
59 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 10 - Endurance: Across...
Shackleton must cross the mountains of South Georgia to reach civilization
57 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 9 - Endurance: The Voy...
Shackleton makes a desperate run across the Drake Passage
50 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 8 - Endurance: Elephan...
Shackleton and the men struggle to get out of the ice pack
71 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 7 - Endurance: Into th...
Shackleton and Endurance head to Antarctica
46 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 6 - Prelude to Endurance
Ernest Shackleton prepares for his next adventure - the Endurance Expedition
37 min
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
Ernest Shackleton - Part 4 - The Nimrod Expedit...
Shackleton makes a run at the South Pole
68 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 3 - 1903-1907
Shackleton become a public figure even as Antarctica beckons
41 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 2 - The Discovery Expe...
Shackleton takes part in the 1901 Discovery Expedition
62 min
Ernest Shackleton - Part 1 - Early Years
The early life of Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
36 min
Alvise Cadamosto in the Age of Henry
Alvise Cadamosto explores the west coast of Africa and discovers the Cape Verde Islands
31 min
Henry the Navigator - Part 3/3
The explorations and legacy of Prince Henry of Portugal
26 min
Henry the Navigator - Part 2/3
Henry's captains continue to explore down the African coast; Henry tries to take Tangier
28 min
Henry the Navigator - Part 1/3
The early life of Prince Henry and the discoveries of the Madeira Islands and the Azores
26 min
Andrés de Urdaneta and the Manila Galleons
Explorer Andrés de Urdaneta maps the route from the Far East to the New World
31 min
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
The world for Hillary and Tenzing after the 1953 summit of Everest
47 min
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
Hillary and Tenzing make their assault on the summit of Everest
43 min
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
The 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition begins
35 min
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
The life of Tenzing Norgay and the world of the Sherpas
37 min
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conqu...
A background on Edmund Hillary
31 min
George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Par...
Mallory and Irvine make one final try on the summit of Everest
41 min
George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Par...
The 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition
30 min
George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Par...
The 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition
37 min