Episodes
In part 4 of our Shackleton series, we cover the first half of the 1907 Nimrod Expedition, as Shackleton makes a go for the pole. https://explorerspodcast.com/ernest-shackleton/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 07/17/21
In part 3 of our series, we follow Shackleton in the years between the Discovery Expedition - and his next venture. In this time, he becomes a public figure - and even runs for parliament. Also, his rivalry with Robert Falcon Scott will grow.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/24/21
In part 2 of the series, Shackleton takes part in the 1901 Discovery Expedition, in which he will take part in an excursion into the interior of Antarctica, and set a record for furthest south. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/15/21
Part 1 in our series covers the life of Antarctic Explorer Ernest Shackleton up to the Discovery Expedition of 1901. There is also a brief look at Antarctic exploration, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.  https://explorerspodcast.com/ernest-shackleton/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/28/21
In the 1450s, Venetian explorer Alvise Cadamosto would conduct two voyages of exploration for Prince Henry the Navigator. These voyages are a representation of the many expeditions dispatched by Henry in his lifetime. On these voyages, Cadamosto would discover the Cape Verde Islands, and expand the map of the west African coast as known to Europe. https://explorerspodcast.com/alvise-cadamosto/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/11/21
In the final chapter in the story of Henry the Navigator, we look at the continuing explorations and discoveries of the prince's captains, discuss the development of the caravel, and talk about the legacy of Henry. Website and Map: https://explorerspodcast.com/henry-the-navigator/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/29/21
Henry's captains push past the legendary Cape Bojador - reaching the Senegal River - the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. Also, Henry and the Portuguese make a risky play to capture the port of Algiers. https://explorerspodcast.com/henry-the-navigator/ Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/henry-nav-map2.png https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/14/21
In part 1 of our series on Prince Henry, we look at his early life, including his victory at Ceuta, and the discoveries of the Madeira Islands and the Azores - as well as his support for exploration in Africa and the Atlantic. Website: https://explorerspodcast.com/henry-the-navigator/ Iberian Kingdoms map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/iberian_kingdoms_in_1400.png Atlantic/Africa map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/henry-nav-map1.png Intelligent...
Published 03/29/21
Explorer and priest Andrés de Urdaneta would discover the route from the Far East to the Americas - opening up the lucrative galleon trade route between Manila and Acapulco. https://explorerspodcast.com/urdaneta/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/19/21
In the final part of our series, we take a look at the aftermath of the expedition, plus examine the lives of Hillary and Tenzing following their historic climb of Everest in 1953. https://explorerspodcast.com/edmund-hillary-tenzing-norgay/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/09/21
In part 4 of the series, Tenzing and Hillary are paired up - and take a crack at reaching the highest spot in the world - the top of Mount Everest. For notes, resources and maps, go to: https://explorerspodcast.com/edmund-hillary-tenzing-norgay/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/23/21
In part 3 of our series, the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition is organized under the guidance of Colonel John Hunt. We get the expedition to Nepal and Everest, and have them push through the dangerous Khumbu Icefall. https://explorerspodcast.com/edmund-hillary-tenzing-norgay/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/09/21
In part two of our series, we focus on the life of Tenzing Norgay, who was born and grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. In addition to looking at Tenzing's life, we'll also talk about the world of the mountain people - in particular the Sherpas - who populate these early decades of Himalayan expeditions. https://explorerspodcast.com/edmund-hillary-tenzing-norgay/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/26/21
In part one of our series, we focus on the attempts to climb Everest in the 1930s, plus the life of New Zealander Edmund Hillary. For images, maps, links and resources go to: https://explorerspodcast.com/edmund-hillary-tenzing-norgay/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/15/21
In June of 1924, George Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine make a final attempt on Everest using oxygen. Website, maps, links: https://explorerspodcast.com/george-mallory/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/31/20
George Mallory returns to Everest with the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition. Website (maps, links, resources): https://explorerspodcast.com/george-mallory/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/16/20
This episode covers the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, in which three attempts will be made on the summit of the mountain. While the expedition claimed the title for the highest climb in the world at the time, it would end in disaster. Maps, resources and links: https://explorerspodcast.com/george-mallory/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/03/20
In 1921, the British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition would travel to Asia in an attempt to scout out a route to Mount Everest - and a way to its summit. The expedition's star climber was George Mallory - who will be part of three attempts on the highest mountain in the world. Website (maps, links, resources, photos): https://explorerspodcast.com/george-mallory/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/19/20
In our final episode on explorer Marco Polo, we take the Venetian merchant on one last mission for Kublai Khan. Marco - along with his father and uncle - were tasked with escorting a princess to Persia. The resulting mission will take the Polos - by ship - to Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and - finally - home. It will complete an epic 24 year, 15,000+ mile journey.  Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/map-home.png Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/05/20
In part 4 of our series on Marco Polo, we take the Venetian explorer along the eastern coast of China, following the extraordinary Grand Canal. For this journey, Marco will visit some of the most wondrous - and populace - cities in the world, including Hangzhou - the City of Heaven. Website and resources: https://explorerspodcast.com/marco-polo/ Map: 10 American Presidents Podcast: http://www.10usp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/23/20
In part 3 of our series on Marco Polo, we do a dive into the Mongol World, including a look at the Kublai Khan. We then take Marco on his a trek to the most remote corners of China.  History Hack Interview: https://historyhack.podbean.com/e/231-history-hack-historys-greatest-explorers/ https://explorerspodcast.com/marco-polo/ Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/map4.png Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/09/20
Marco Polo and his family travel the Silk Road to reach the court of the legendary Kublai Khan. Website: https://explorerspodcast.com/marco-polo/ Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/map3.png People and Places Marco Polo – Venetian merchant and explorer Niccolò Polo – Father of Marco Polo Maffeo Polo – Brother of Niccolò, uncle of Marco Kublai Khan – Emperor of the Mongol Empire Khanbaliq – Capital of Mongol Empire (modern-day Beijing) Hormuz – Port at entrance of...
Published 09/28/20
In part 1 of our series, we first take a look at the journey of Marco's father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo, who traveled to China and met the great Kublai Khan. We then follow the Polo family as they prepare for a return mission into the heart of the Mongol Empire. Website: https://explorerspodcast.com/marco-polo/ Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/polo-map1a.png People and Places Marco Polo - Venetian merchant and explorer Niccolò Polo - Father of Marco...
Published 09/10/20
In the conclusion of our series, Brazza spends more than a decade as an administrator in Africa. He will then return to the Congo one final time, in 1905, to investigate the accusations of abuses against the native peoples. Website: https://explorerspodcast.com/brazza/ Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/ogowe5.png People and Places Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza - Born in Italy, but educated in France. Would join the French navy, and become interested in exploring...
Published 09/01/20
In part 3 of our series, Brazza returns to Africa, where he will establish two outposts, including one on the Congo River. In the process, he will thwart many of the plans of King Leopold II of Belgium, who wants to make the entire Congo basin his own personal colony. Website: https://explorerspodcast.com/brazza/ Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/ogowe5.png People and Places Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza - Born in Italy, but educated in France. Would join the French...
Published 08/14/20