The Explorers Podcast
By Recorded History Podcast Network
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A podcast about the greatest explorers in history.
||CleanLewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Part 5||Lewis and Clark fight their way across the Rocky Mountains and make for the Pacific Coast||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Part 4||Lewis and Clark struggle up the Missouri River and find that there is no easy route over the Rocky Mountains||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery – Part 3||In the late summer and fall of 1804, Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery head into the lands of the powerful Sioux nation, aiming to reach the Mandan Villages, located near modern-day Bismarck, North Dakota.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Part 2||In this episode, Lewis and Clark head up the Missouri River in the spring of 1804.||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Part 1||Meriwether Lewis and William Clark prepare to lead the Corps of Discovery west in an attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNellie Bly and the Race Around the World - Part 3||In the final part of our series, Nellie Bly sails from Japan in a last push to defeat Phileas Fogg - and her rival, Elizabeth Bisland.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNellie Bly and the Race Around the World - Part 2||Delayed ships, monsoons and other obstacles test journalist Nellie Bly as she travels from France to Asia,||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNellie Bly and the Race Around the World - Part 1||In 1889, a New York Journalist, Nellie Bly, began a journey to civrcumnativage the globe. Her goal was to best Phileas Fogg - the hero of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." Little did she know that a rival publication would send their own reporter on a similar journey - only heading in the opposite direction - setting up a dramatic race that would capture the attention of the world.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPytheas and the Circumnavigation of Britain||In about 325 BCE Pytheas of Massalia begins one of the first great voyages of discovery when he sets out into the land of the Celts to find the legendary island of Britain.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Columbus - Part 7||In the final episode in our seven-part series on Christopher Columbus, the Admiral and his crew find themselves stranded on the island of Jamaica.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Columbus - Part 6||Columbus sets out on his fourth and final voyage. This time he's been ordered to find a passage to Asia - a voyage that will take him along the Central American coast.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Columbus - Part 5||In his third voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus searched out the rumored lands to the south - and in the process, discover the South American continent.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Columbus - Part 4||Part 4 in our series on Christopher Columbus details his exploration of Cuba and Jamaica, plus his subjugation of Hispaniola.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Columbus - Part 3||Christopher Columbus heads to the New World for a second voyage. This time he has 17 ships and more than 1,200 men. The object is to establish a viable commercial enterprise in this newly discovered land.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Columbus - Part 2||Christopher Columbus sets off on his historic first voyage - one that would become the most important voyage of discovery in history.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Columbus - Part 1||Christopher Columbus tries to secure backing for an expedition to cross the Atlantic in a daring attempt to reach Asia.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrancisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River - Part 2||Francisco de Orellana heads down the Amazon River in a desperate bid to return to civilization.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrancisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River - Part 1||Francisco de Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro head over the Andes in search of El Dorado - the City of Gold. Instead, they only find death, forcing Orellana to begin a desperate 4,000 mile journey down the Amazon to reach safety.||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet||Zheng He commands the legendary Chinese Treasure Fleet, which sailed the Indian Ocean in the 15th century||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanÉtienne Brûlé and the Exploration of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River||Étienne Brûlé, the most famous of the Coureur de bois, explores the lands around the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanÁlvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca - Part 2||In one of the greatest journeys of survival - and exploration - ever recorded, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca begins a 2,500 mile trek across Mexico in a bid to return to Spanish territory.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanÁlvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca - Part 1||Stranded and alone in modern day Texas, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca begins a remarkable eight year struggle to return home.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPánfilo de Narváez and the Narváez Expedition||Spanish conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez heads to Florida in search of gold - only to find lots and lots of misery||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBartolomeu Dias and the Cape of Storms||Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias becomes the first man to round the southern tip of Africa||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger River - Part 2||Mungo Park returns to West Africa with a large expedition, determined to map the Niger River and find the city of Timbuktu||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger River - Part 1||Scottish explorer Mungo Park ventures into West Africa to find the Niger River and the legendary city of Timbuktu||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Cabot and the Exploration of North America||Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing for England, becomes the first European to land in North America since Leif Erikson.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErik the Red and Leif Erikson||The father and son duo of Erik the Red and Leif Erikson found the colony of Greenland, and become the first Europeans to arrive in North America.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZebulon Pike - Part 2||Zebulon Pike sets off into the Louisiana Territory||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZebulon Pike - Part 1||American explorers, including Zebulon Pike, set out to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVasco Núñez de Balboa - Part 2||Balboa sets off to find the mysterious sea on the other side of the mountains||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVasco Núñez de Balboa - Part 1||Balboa and the Spanish quest for gold leads him to establish the first permanent European colony in the Americas||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFerdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 4||Juan Sebastián Elcano takes the reins of the fleet as they try and finish the circumnavigation of the world||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFerdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 3||Magellan and the Armada de Molucca set sail across the Pacific in search of the Spice Islands||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFerdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 2||Magellan sets sail for South America to find the strait that will take him to the Western Sea||10/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFerdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 1||Magellan plans his daring expedition to the legendary Spice Islands||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Brilliant History Show!
The Explorers Podcast is one of my favorite history podcasts! The host is passionate, engagaing, and an excellent presenter. Do yourself a favor, and subscribe to this wonderful show!
Played every episode all ready????
Great podcast. Very entertaining. Like the random interesting facts associated with the main story plots. Quickly went through the 2 years of episodes and now will have to wait every month or so for a new episode.
I am obsessed with the adventuresome tales of explorers, and this podcast does a great job capturing that spirit. I've only just rounded the world with Magellan, but I can't WAIT to hear what else this Podcast has in store! I hope stories of modern explorers might also eventually be part of this thrilling collection of stories. It's extremely fascinating to hear all the history, but it would also be really cool to hear about what kinds of amazing exploration is going on today as well!