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A podcast about the greatest explorers in history.

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A podcast about the greatest explorers in history.

    Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conquest of Everest - Part 1

    Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conquest of Everest - Part 1

    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.
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    • 34 min
    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 4

    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 4

    In June of 1924, George Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine make a final attempt on Everest using oxygen.

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    • 44 min
    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 3

    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 3

    George Mallory returns to Everest with the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition.
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    • 33 min
    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 2

    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 2

    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.
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    • 40 min
    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 1

    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 1

    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.
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    • 37 min
    Marco Polo - Part 5 - The Voyage Home

    Marco Polo - Part 5 - The Voyage Home

    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. 
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    • 38 min

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Matt delivers well researched and deftly distilled accounts of the lives of a range of people, presenting them in a perfectly paced, story-like fashion that gives credit where it is due without glossing over the character flaws of its subjects. He is open and honest about ambiguity in his sources and controversy over their interpretation, whilst providing just enough contextural information for listeners to be able to imagine the world as his subjects might have seen it. Best of all, he does all this without significantly detracting from the easy flow of his narrative. Overall an engaging and informative podcast that anyone with a lay interest in history or biographies will enjoy.

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