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
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
Marco Polo - Part 5 - The Voyage Home
The Polos head home - completing a 24-year, 15,000+ mile journey.
35 min
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
Marco Polo - Part 3 - The Mongol World
The Mongol World and Marco's first expedition across China
29 min
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
Marco Polo - Part 1
Marco's father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo, visit Kublai Khan and prepare for another journey east
22 min
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Brazza returns to Africa as an administrator - and investigator
42 min
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Brazza returns to Africa where he will establish an outpost on the great Congo River
31 min
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza conducts his first expedition up the Ogowe River
33 min
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration ...
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the Exploration of Central Africa
27 min
Xu Fu and the Exploration of Japan
Chinese explorer and alchemist Xu Fu goes searching for the elixir of life.
14 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hanno the Navigator
Hanno the Navigator of Carthage and the exploration of the west coast of Africa
24 min
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
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
Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico – Part 7
The siege of Tenochtitlan
32 min
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
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