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Teddy Roosevelt and the River of Doubt

In 1913, former president Theodore Roosevelt tour of the Amazon Basin into an attempt to trace the path of a recently discovered river called the Rio da Dúvida – aka the River of Doubt.

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Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo and the Exploration of California
Spanish conquistador and explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo would rise from obscure beginnings to become the first non-native to reach the western coast of the United States.


James Beckwourth – Mountain Man
James Beckwourth began life as a slave and end up as one of the most fascinating mountain men of the American west. This episode details the life of Beckwourth, who would go on to be an explorer, trapper, Indian chief, prospector, scout, guide, gambler, horse thief and so much more. 


Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton is one of the most celebrated explorers in history. This 11-part series covers his life – including four expeditions to Antarctica. His Endurance Expedition is filled with some of the greatest feats ever recorded in the annals of exploration. He is the pivotal figure in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.


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