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National Geographic
Into the Depths
Black scuba divers across the world are searching for buried shipwrecks from the transatlantic slave trade, when millions of enslaved Africans were trafficked to the Americas during the 15th to the 19th centuries. A new six-part podcast series, Into the Depths, follows National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts as she sets off on the journey of a lifetime to meet the divers, marine archaeologists, descendants of those brought over on ships, and historians investigating the lost stories of the slave trade. She’s inspired to share their accounts both to expand the historical record and to...
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4.8 stars from 746 ratings
Love it
Really brilliant I really like it
Darth Carson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/10/22
Loved this!
Truly worth the listen- from the science, to the new perspective on the slave trade, to the empowerment of African Americans being the ones in the field to be making the archaeological discoveries, to the host’s own voice and story. I feel enriched by the experience.
guz42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/22
So interesting!
This is the first podcast review I have ever written (since starting to listen to them when Serial debuted). I loved learning about the history of the shipwreck, their journeys and the lives of the people on the ships. The details and the empathy the host and divers brought to the shipwrecks and...Read full review »
jessiwilson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/22
Recent Episodes
Published 06/15/22
In celebration of Juneteenth, we revisit the final episode of Into the Depths with National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts. Tara is inspired by the stories of the Clotilda, a ship that illegally arrived in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860, and of Africatown, created by those on the vessel—a community...
Published 06/15/22
National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts is inspired by the stories of the Clotilda, a ship that illegally arrived in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860, and of Africatown, created by those on the vessel—a community that still exists today. The archaeologists and divers leading the search for the Clotilda...
Published 03/03/22
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