5 episodes

Stories of Fascinating People.

Persona Jasper Hutson

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Stories of Fascinating People.

    Władisław (Ladislas) Starewicz: Idiosyncratic Animation Pioneer

    Władisław (Ladislas) Starewicz: Idiosyncratic Animation Pioneer

    This week's person is one of stop motion animation's forgotten fathers. From his early documentary work in Lithuania to his award-winning feature films, he showcased an innovative mind and a desire to educate. Learn about his life and work in this episode of Persona.

    • 10 min
    Tom Crean, the Hardest Working Man in Antartica

    Tom Crean, the Hardest Working Man in Antartica

    Tom Crean is a forgotten name from the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration. Perhaps that was by his own choice - he rarely gave interviews, never wrote an autobiography and hardly discussed his adventures with his family. But under his quiet and unassuming manner was the heart of an explorer. Joined by Paul Albrect, Persona discusses the man who spent more time on the frozen continent than either Scott or Shackleton.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Sake Dean Mahomed, India's First English Author

    Sake Dean Mahomed, India's First English Author

    This week's person could be called a serial entrepreneur, twice bringing entire industries to the West. Learn how a young soldier managed to make a name for himself thousands of miles from home.

    • 22 min
    Countess Maria von Maltzan, WW2's Upper Class Rebel

    Countess Maria von Maltzan, WW2's Upper Class Rebel

    Noblewoman, veterinarian, life-long nonconformist and determined defender of the oppressed. Just a few words to describe this episode's Person. Maria refused to allow the prejudice and complacence of her day to dictate her actions.

    • 25 min
    James Kirkman, Irish Giant

    James Kirkman, Irish Giant

    This week, Persona digs into the story of an unusually tall Irish man who was kidnapped by Prussians to meet strange royal requirements.

    • 22 min

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