The Lost Franklin Expedition – Part 2

The Franklin Expedition disappears in the Canadian Arctic while trying to find the Northwest Passage. Part 2 in our series examines the tragic fate of Franklin, his men and their ships - and the 170+ years of searching for clues to the expedition's ultimate end. Listen to this episode online. Download this episode. (mp3 file) … Continue reading The Lost Franklin Expedition – Part 2

Apollo 11 – The Moon Landing – Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin

In July of 1969, three astronauts on board Apollo 11 rocketed into space. The result would be one of the greatest achievements in exploration in history - the landing - and walking - on the moon. This episode chronicles the events of the moon landing, focusing on the three astronauts - Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins … Continue reading Apollo 11 – The Moon Landing – Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin

Francis Drake – Part 6 – The Spanish Armada and Final Years

In our sixth - and final episode - we cover the years of 1581-1595 in the life of Francis Drake. It is an action-packed episode, with a focus on Drake's raid of Spain (called 'The singeing of the King of Spain's beard'), the Spanish Armada, and two more expeditions to the New World. Listen to … Continue reading Francis Drake – Part 6 – The Spanish Armada and Final Years

Francis Drake – Part 5 – Across the Pacific and Home

In part 5 of our series on Francis Drake, the English explorer sets out from modern-day California towards Asia. Drake will reach the fabled Spice Islands, and then head west - rounding the southern tip of Africa - and head home to England. In doing so, he will become only the second person to circumnavigate … Continue reading Francis Drake – Part 5 – Across the Pacific and Home