39 min

Solving the Mystery of the Boiling River Overheard at National Geographic

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As a boy growing up in Peru, Andrés Ruzo recalls his grandfather’s stories about the horrors Spanish conquistadores encountered in the Amazon, including a “boiling river.” Years later, Ruzo, a National Geographic Explorer, journeys into the Amazon to try to find the waterway.
For more information on this episode, visit nationalgeographic.com/overheard.
Want more?
Read Andrés’s book: The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon.
Also explore: 
Curious what you can do to help the river’s ecosystem? Go to www.boilingriver.org. 
For subscribers: 
Read a Q&A with Andrés to learn more about the communities that live around Shanay-Timpishka and the theories scientists explored to understand why the river boils.
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As a boy growing up in Peru, Andrés Ruzo recalls his grandfather’s stories about the horrors Spanish conquistadores encountered in the Amazon, including a “boiling river.” Years later, Ruzo, a National Geographic Explorer, journeys into the Amazon to try to find the waterway.
For more information on this episode, visit nationalgeographic.com/overheard.
Want more?
Read Andrés’s book: The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon.
Also explore: 
Curious what you can do to help the river’s ecosystem? Go to www.boilingriver.org. 
For subscribers: 
Read a Q&A with Andrés to learn more about the communities that live around Shanay-Timpishka and the theories scientists explored to understand why the river boils.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 min

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