14 episodes

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

The History of Exploration Guillaume Lamothe

    • History
    • 4.8 • 181 Ratings

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

    Episode 9 - Polybius on the Trail of the Ancients

    Episode 9 - Polybius on the Trail of the Ancients

    In this episode, we look at the life of historian Polybius, a mediocre explorer who nonetheless, by virtue of being in the right place at the right time, stood at a pivotal moment in the history of exploration, becoming responsible for uniting the exploratory traditions of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, putting both at the service of the expanding Roman state. 
     
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    • 47 min
    Episode 8 - Eratosthenes and the Invention of Geography

    Episode 8 - Eratosthenes and the Invention of Geography

    In this episode, we take a short step back in time and look at the invention of the academic discipline of geography by Eratosthenes of Cyrene, and the effects which a more ordered understanding of the world had on ancient Mediterranean perceptions of it. 
     
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    • 42 min
    Episode 7 - Eudoxus of Cyzicus Doesn't Always Drink Beer, But When He Does...

    Episode 7 - Eudoxus of Cyzicus Doesn't Always Drink Beer, But When He Does...

    In this episode, we take a look at the fascinating life and adventures of Eudoxus of Cyzicus, one of the most colourful figures of the ancient world, and attempt to disentangle fact from fiction where possible. 
     
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    Donations to the podcast can be made here: https://historyofexploration.net/
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 6 - Early Hellenistic Exploration with the Pseudo-Skylax

    Episode 6 - Early Hellenistic Exploration with the Pseudo-Skylax

    In this episode, we look at the first decades of Hellenistic exploration in the North, South and West of the Mediterranean, from the northern Caspian sea to south Sudan. We revisit a few previously-mentioned locations, witness the precursors to the true establishment of the discipline of geography, and begin to envisage the idea that it might actually be possible to circumnavigate Africa (Libya)...

    • 55 min
    Episode 5 - Tylos and the Arabian Coast

    Episode 5 - Tylos and the Arabian Coast

    In this episode, we look at the brief and abortive Greek attempts to explore and circumnavitage the Arabian coast, with a particular focus on the island of Tylos, its wonderful flora, and its mysterious people. 

    • 35 min
    Episode 4D - The Coast of Gedrosia

    Episode 4D - The Coast of Gedrosia

    In this last part of our 4-part series looking at Nearchus' adventures in India and the Indian Ocean, we follow the navigator and his fleet along the coast of Gedrosia as he meets with near-disaster on more than one occasion, and finally arrives to meet Alexander in Hoermozia, along the strait of Hormuz. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

dadams518 ,

Please come back G!!! So many of us will gladly support you.

What happened here? My fav podcast of all time. Hardcore history and history of exploration are the best. Then Guillame just disappeared. Please come back. We miss your work. I’m the Sasquatch itch cream guy. Same email. Plz get ahold of me and let me know what it takes to get you back on the trail of the ancients.

SearchingForGuillame ,

Is Guillaume Alright?

Phenomenal podcast — thoroughly researched and cogently presented history with dashes of informed and explicit speculation. Lots of fun.
But, Guillaume refers to future episodes that were never made, going silent in 2017. I’ve done lots of Googling, but can’t find any evidence of the presenter even being alive. Is he OK?

idit88tiiigi ,

Where?

You’re really talented! Thank you, and I hope there might be more to come.

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