Reviews
I love the show. I like history and this show takes me to places I never would have gone on my own. Thank you.
scoottir via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/22
I have really enjoyed these stories and telling of history that I have never heard before.
scottaheller via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/22
I have loved this podcast for some time now and shared it with several friends who have also revelled in its excellence. Matt’s research is thorough and detailed, he is self deprecating, engaging and fun . I’ve truly enjoyed every episode and hope he doesn’t run out of explorers soon. The...Read full review »
BennySpinsIt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/22
I just discovered the Explorers podcast. Listened to Teddy Roosevelt and the river of doubt. Absolutely loved it and will be listening to a lot more of the Explorers podcast. You guys have done a tremendous job. Thank you so much As I said, I’ve listened to many more Explorers podcasts and have...Read full review »
luigiuk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/27/22
Started with the Magellan series which was excellent and Lewis/Clark kept to that standard! The Shackleton series was fantastic. Fills in the very general awareness i had without getting too deep in the weeds of detail or controversy, which is acknowledged when needed.
DrewzyJ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/18/22
It makes me feel like I‘m part of the adventure! 🧭🗺😄 Thanks!!! Keep it up 🙌🏼
Ferdinand1123456 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 07/17/22
One of my favorite podcasts. As a trained historian, the host does his research and presents it in a well organized and interesting way!
Dakota1917 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/22
Listened to all the Everest episodes on a long drive from south west England to the Lake District with my dad to do some hiking, as we don’t have much music in common. We both really enjoyed listening, interesting content, just the right amount of technical information/explanation for non...Read full review »
chjls via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/22
Great podcast, but stop force downloading your “partner” podcasts crap. Show some guts and tell Wondery to pay you a proper wage so you can either not ask for donations or don’t allow them to parasitically use your listeners.
Comp Sci/Software Engineer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/22
My favorite history podcast I’ve ever listened too.
TheStinkySam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/22
It’s a great pod that provides a lot of insight into a variety of interesting exploration. From Vikings to space travel. Love following along
Vince gibbons via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/22/22
...... podcast out there. The right balance. Just enough information and detail to make it interesting, without going over the top. Making it perfect for your commute or run (walk for me, running is for horses).
GarethMunden via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/21/22
Started with the Lost Franklin expedition, and gone back to listen to all the rest. Fascinating and extremely well narrated and researched by Matt.
Conish UK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/22
I have listened to every episode. Really great content and delivery. Thank you Matt!
ChadCross via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/22
Dont get me wrong, I love learning about the history of exploration. However, the host glosses over the absolute terror wrought by these guys everywhere they went to the point of being historically inaccurate by omission. the hero worship is extremely corny and dated - “great man” stuff is the...Read full review »
troublemiz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/22
Kept me coming back for the next episode. I listened to the entire catalogue, most of it from the first show onward and a few episodes twice. I was disappointed to get to the last episode because I was at the end (01June22). Patiently waiting for the next episode now!
rgrpfdr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/22
Really good informative podcast. I could listen to this podcast all day every subject is really fun to listen to.
joeyfritch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
I’ve been listening to the Explorer’s Podcast for a few months with great interest. Learning so much about the details not taught in school. The host has a velvet glove sense of humor, if you’re not paying attention, it’ll go right past you. He also weaves a great tale. Hopefully the podcast...Read full review »
Modest mouse fan 72 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/22
This is exactly what a podcast should be: a likeable, competent and unassuming host sharing his interest in a fascinating topic. I don’t even know the guy’s name but he’s like family. Interesting and high-quality entertainment!
Houndawg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/22
Love the narrator’s voice and his interesting dive into notorious explorers of the past. He presents the material in an entertaining and informative manner. We loved the Cortes series so much that it has led us to many more podcasts. Recommend for all ages.
History Buff 0123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/22
Matt does such a nice job of telling the stories behind the adventure. He gets to know his explorers through deep research using multiple sources and different perspectives on his subjects. Lewis and Clark got me hooked, and now I’m in it for the long haul. Thanks, Matt, for all your hard work.
Internauts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/22
I listen to many history podcasts. This is one of the best. Brilliantly narrated and so compelling. The series on Sir Richard Burton has been fabulous and took me away to a different world. I urge people to subscribe.
Accoustic is best via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/22
Really good narrator, excellent insights and fascinating topics. I’m so glad to find This podcast and can’t wait for each episode!
coastalcalgal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/22
Matt Breen’s Explorers podcast is always fascinating, engaging and thoroughly entertaining. He is a wonderful story teller so each highly detailed episode captures the very essence of his subjects and their amazing achievements. Exceptional.
TiimmyD via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/22/22
Love the tale of exploration but I wish you wouldn’t hold back on some of the details even if they are disturbing it just sets the mood. I like when Im put there exploring with them.
caccme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/22
Great entertaining historical stories of adventure
JonathanG1973 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/12/22
Outstanding researching and just great storytelling. My new favorite podcast. Very very cool!!!!!
seattle_AP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/22
Its an extraordonairy podcast!
gkeickelcldld via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/04/22
I love this show so much. His deep dives into explorers I know about like Shackleton as well as others I didn’t know about are just riveting. Matt is a master storyteller. Keep up the excellent work!
BARRYFAN12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/22
Matt’s easy-going style makes each story interesting, relevant and entertaining. Each episode is thoroughly and thoughtfully researched. Not sure what I’ll do when I finish all the past episodes!
CC in Austin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/22
Fascinating stories, really well told in bite-sized episodes. Great quality, highly recommend for people interested in history and exploration.
CyanRolleran via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/17/22
Excellent podcast. I think i’ve listened to them all. Keep up the great work! Would love to see this on a podcasting 2.0 app.
cooper ralph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/22
Thank you so much for all your work putting this podcast together. It’s fascinating, and I’m learning so much!
kgjgrgzg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/22
Got turned on to this podcast a few weeks back, already halfway through starting with episode 1. Very pleased with the presentation and well-rounded portrayal of these historical figures, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well done, keep making more!
CPTJason01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/22
Often while listening to podcast of stories I’m interested in I find that the creator has a voice that induces sleep or comes across with amateurism. Not so on your podcast, you have the proper balance of voice and emphasis on the proper use of octaves, as well as engaging in interesting subjects...Read full review »
N FL Joe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/22
Absolutely fascinating stories chock full with information that really opens my eyes up the the wonders of human history. Love it, please keep making more!
PizzaLogan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
Matt, Love the pod my friend, amazing storytelling and very thoroughly researched. However, you MUST come out with episodes quicker. The reason your growth has dropped off is because 1 episode a month at best, is not enough to keep people engaged. Save your money, stop advertising on history of...Read full review »
conserv28 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/22
I had no idea how little I knew about Magellan and his travels. I’m excited to check out all the episodes. Great job, keep them coming! Thank you Captain James
X0xoXOxoXO via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/22
Matt Brenner does an excellent job. River of Doubt, great job, now listening to Ernest Shackleton very informative. Thanks
Bigdawg7!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/22
Just finished Christopher Columbus- excellent, thank you
retired heavy crew chief via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/22
Thank you for putting out these wonderful podcasts. They really thread the needle by balancing details with pacing and are just a joy to listen to.
j.d. blake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/22
Like ke it!unpretentious and we’ll researched
Prsopect Farms via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/22
Exciting, informational, up to date history. Exploration by its nature is just more exciting to listen to than ‘regular’ history. I have found no better Exploration related podcast out there after trying perhaps 2 dozen over the years.
ersmed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/22
Really interesting topics and well researched.
Listoloco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/22
As an Aussie. Loved the 8 part about Burke and wills.
stua76 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/22
Great stories and well presented with facts
Moon Knight H8 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/25/22
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