Episodes
The Endurance Saga comes to a close as Shackleton must cross the mountains of South Georgia Island in order to reach civilization. He must then rescue the men stranded on Elephant Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/19/21
In our 100th episode, we track one of the great sailing feats in the history of man - the Voyage of the James Caird. In this episode, Shackleton and five other men attempt to sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia - across some of the most dangerous waters in the world. https://explorerspodcast.com/ernest-shackleton/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/03/21
Shackleton and his men have to struggle to find a way off the ice pack of the Weddell Sea - and to land. Also, we take a look at the men of the Aurora - who were fighting to lay the supplies depots on the other side of the continent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/22/21
The Endurance Expedition begins! In this episode, we follow the Endurance from South Georgia Island and into the Weddell Sea - and discover the fate of Endurance. Look at maps, and some links - including to video - on our website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/03/21
Part six in our series covers the years 1910-1914. We follow the race to the South Pole between Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen, and then go with Shackleton as he prepares his next expedition - the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition - aka the Endurance Expedition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 08/12/21
In the second part of the Nimrod Expedition, we focus on two things. First was the struggle of Shackleton and the geographic South Pole to get back to the Antarctic coast. And second, we will cover the pretty amazing story of the magnetic South pole team. It is a some amazing stuff.  Magnetic South Pole Team Route: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g9801s.ct000772/?r=-0.7,-0.008,2.4,1.552,0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 07/30/21
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