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The History of Exploration

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A podcast telling the story of history's great explorers, from the early classical voyages of exploration to modern times.

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A podcast telling the story of history's great explorers, from the early classical voyages of exploration to modern times.

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Incredible

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Amazing!

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Some of the best story telling I ever heard! Please please please I beg you to go more!

iTunes Ratings

134 Ratings
Average Ratings
119
10
2
1
2

Incredible

By Scott in PTLD - Oct 25 2019
Read more
Thank you for these podcasts

Amazing!

By robert's.reviews - Apr 03 2019
Read more
Some of the best story telling I ever heard! Please please please I beg you to go more!
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The History of Exploration

Latest release on May 05, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 2 - The Voyage of Hanno the Navigator

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In this episode, we explore the thrilling and terrifying journey
of the Carthaginian explorer Hanno the Navigator south along the
coast of West Africa, and examine the indirect way in which
the details about his voyage have come down to us. 

Mar 30 2016

41mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3A - Pytheas the Massaliot's Journey to Britain

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In this episode, we follow the first part of Pytheas the Massaliot's travels to the little-known northern regions of Europe, as he reaches first the peninsula of Brittany, and then, the southern coast of Cornwall. 

Apr 17 2016

36mins

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Rank #3: Episode 3B - North, to Ultima Thule

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In this episode, we follow the second half of Pytheas' journey as he travels along the western coast of Britain to the far north, where he reports seeing the midnight sun and the congealed sea. We then conclude with an examination of Pytheas' legacy, and the unfortunate vilification which he experienced at the hands of some historians. 

May 07 2016

42mins

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Rank #4: Episode 4A - Nearchus and Alexander in India

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In this episode, I introduce Nearchus' early life and voyage with Alexander's troops into India, and look at the various exchanges which took place between the Meditteranean world and the Indian subcontinent as a result of Alexander's military forays. The episode ends with Alexander agreeing to his troops' demands to return to Macedon, and his appointment of Nearchus as admiral to lead a fleet down the Indian ocean and back into Mesopotamia. 

Jun 05 2016

51mins

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Rank #5: Episode 4B - Down the Indus River

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In this second part covering Alexander and Nearchus' travels into India, we follow Alexander's army and fleet as it sails down the Indus' tributaries to finally reach the great river itself, sweeping aside all opposition in its path. In addition, we introduce Alexander's idiosyncratic pilot, Onesicritus.

Jul 03 2016

44mins

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