Episodes
Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen set off with three sledges and 28 dogs in an attempt to the reach the North Pole. The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: www.airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/03/22
Fridtjof Nansen and the Fram head into the Arctic waters in their bid to reach the North Pole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/26/22
Published 07/26/22
In part 3 of our Nansen series, our Norwegian explorer begins an audacious plan to reach the North Pole. He proposes to take a ship into the polar ice - and get frozen in. From there, the drift of the ice pack will take him close enough to the pole to make a run at history. Fram Museum: https://frammuseum.no The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: www.airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about...
Published 07/14/22
In part 2 of our series, Nansen and his team set off to cross the world's biggest island - Greenland - a feat never before accomplished in history. Nansen's team will be small, and use skis - relying on speed and mobility. Map found at: https://explorerspodcast.com/fridtjof-nansen/ The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: www.airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 06/30/22
In Part 1 of our series on polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, we cover Nansen's early years, including a sealing expedition to the Arctic, and his success as a scientist. We then move on to his planning of his Greenland Expedition in 1888 - where Nansen will try and become the first man to ever cross the world's biggest island. The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: www.airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at...
Published 06/23/22
The Explorers Podcast is being taken over by the History Daily Podcast. In this episode, we get the chance to look at two great moments in aviation history - the historic flight of the Wright Brothers and the flight of the world's biggest aircraft - Howard Hughes' notorious Spruce Goose.  History Daily: https://www.noiser.com/history-daily The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: www.airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at...
Published 06/20/22
In this episode, we look at the life of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who in 1961, would become the first human to achieve space flight. This show looks at Gagarin's early years, how he got into the Soviet space program, the rivalry between the Russians and the Americans, his famous flight, and the his latter years. The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: www.airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn...
Published 06/14/22
In this episode, we look at the life - a legendary voyage - of Irish monk Saint Brendan of Clonfert (aka Brendan the Navigator, Brendan the Voyager, and Brendan the Bold). We dive into the text of Brendan's voyage to paradise - and investigate what - if any of it - has a place in the real world. Could he have - as some people claim - have reach North America a thousand years before Columbus? The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: www.airwavemedia.com Interested in...
Published 06/07/22
In this episode, we have a wide-ranging discussion with author Mick Conefrey, who's new book, 'Everest 1922', goes into depth on the first ever attempt on the world's highest peak. Everest 1922: https://www.mickconefrey.co.uk/books/everest-1922 About Mick Conefrey: https://www.mickconefrey.co.uk/about The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad...
Published 05/31/22
In the final part of our series on Jacques Cartier, we explore up the St. Lawrence River - reaching modern-day Quebec City and Montreal. Map and resources: https://explorerspodcast.com/jacques-cartier/ The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/16/22
In part 1 of our series on Jacques Cartier, we explore the background on exploration of what is now the St. Lawrence region of Canada, and then follow Cartier on his first voyage. Map and resources: https://explorerspodcast.com/jacques-cartier/ The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/02/22
The final episode of our series, we follow Burton as a diplomat in Brazil, Syria and Italy. But more importantly, we look at Burton's time translating eastern texts - including the legendary Arabian Nights. For all things Burton: https://burtoniana.org Photos, maps, fun: https://explorerspodcast.com/richard-francis-burton/ The Explorers Podcast is part of the Airwave Media Network: airwavemedia.com Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn...
Published 04/21/22
Burton goes to travels to America, and then takes a diplomatic position in West Africa. Meanwhile, Speke returns to Lake Victoria. The episode finishes with a public debate between Burton and Speke - and ends in tragedy. Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/12/22
In Part five of our series, Burton and Speke head back to Zanzibar. Along the way, Speke leads a side excursion to the north - where he will come upon Lake Victoria - the real source of the Nile. It will ignite a feud between the two men. Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/04/22
In part 4 of our series, Burton and Speke travel west from Zanzibar in search of the a great inland lake - called the Sea of Ujiji by the Arabs - and Tanganyika by the African people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/22/22
Part 3 of our series on Burton takes us to East Africa with the Somaliland Expedition. Burton will make an attempt to reach the inland city of Harar - where no European had ever gone to - and returned. Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/14/22
In part 2 of our series, Burton goes undercover to explore Arabia, including the cities of Medina and Mecca - the two holiest cities in Islam. Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/07/22
In part 1 of our series on British explorer and adventurer Richard Francis Burton, we cover Burton's early life, including his time in India, where he embraced eastern culture and religion. His linguistic expertise would allow him to travel throughout the region in disguise. Website devoted to Burton and his works: https://burtoniana.org Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/22/22
In the final part in our series on the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition, the team struggles to get past the rapids while Teddy Roosevelt - wracked with malaria and an infected leg - fights for his life. Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/14/22
Teddy Roosevelt and and Cândido Rondon begin the descent of the River of Doubt. It will prove to be far more dangerous than anyone imagined. Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/07/22
In part 2 of our series, the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition head across the Brazilian Highlands to the headwaters of the River of Doubt. Interested in advertising on the Explorers Podcast? Email us at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/28/22
In 1913, former president Theodore Roosevelt agreed to go a ‘delightful holiday’ tour of the Amazon region. But once there, he couldn’t resist the urge to do something bigger and bolder. The result would be the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition – an attempt to trace the path of a recently discovered river in the heart of the Amazon Basin called the Rio da Dúvida – aka the River of Doubt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/19/22
In this episode, we cover the life of Spanish conquistador and explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. Cabrillo would be the first non-native to reach the western coast of the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/12/22
While not well known, James Beckwourth is one of the most colorful characters of the American west. He began life as a slave - and would go on to be an explorer, trapper, Indian chief, prospector, scout, guide, gambler, horse thief and so much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/10/21