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The Lost Voyage of Shackleton: The Edge of Human Endurance Part 2

10/9/2019
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In Part 2 of Shackleton's Lost Voyage, the crew of the Endurance find themselves frozen fast in the Antarctic pack ice in 1915. In this episode, we examine the psychology behind what happens to the human mind during the long Polar Night as we join the crew on the next leg of their journey. Disaster, heartbreak, and uncanny resilience unfold in this second chapter before the finale of Part 3.

Duration:01:22:02

History Byte Halloween Extra: A British Cowboy and the Cremation of Sam McGee

10/2/2019
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Poet, adventurer, bard of the Yukon, and British cowboy (that's a thing) Robert W. Service (1874-1958) is showcased in this week's history byte, followed by a retelling of his spookiest of poems, The Cremation of Sam McGee. This is the first of THREE EXTRA episodes premiering this month just for your Halloween season enjoyment, so pumpkin up that coffee, put in those ear buds, dust off that Necronomicon, and go nuts.

Duration:00:36:30

The Lost Voyage of Shackleton: The Edge of Human Endurance Part 1

9/25/2019
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In 1914 the crew of the Endurance left to trek across the continent of Antarctica on foot. Led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, they believed their journey would bring them adventure, scientific discovery, and fame. What actually unfolded would become one of the greatest stories of human endurance the world has ever seen. Crushed by ice, lost, and wandering at the bottom of the world, they would harrow the most severe environment on Earth as they gave everything to make it home again. Come hear the...

Duration:01:07:24

History Byte: Rocket Man Was a Monkey: Animal Astronauts of the Final Frontier

9/11/2019
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Come and meet Ham the astronaut chimp and discover how the animal astronauts of history just may have saved us all. Also featuring Space Dogs and one phenomenal Astro Cat for an episode that's literally out of this world.

Duration:00:13:01

History Byte: A Swearing Parrot Ruined Andrew Jackson's Funeral

8/30/2019
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Come and meet Poll, a presidential parrot so extra that his epic level of snark still lives on today.

Duration:00:08:04

The Shuar of the Amazon and How to Make a Shrunken Head: Part 2

8/30/2019
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Join us for Part 2 where we finish our exploration of the fierce, mysterious, and fascinating Shuar. This unconquerable tribe resisted conquest from both the Incan and Spanish empires, and was the only tribe in history to successfully revolt against the Spanish empire--and win. Find out who they were, who they are now, and buckle up for some truly epic Amazonian history.

Duration:00:51:02

The Shuar of the Amazon and How to Make a Shrunken Head: Part 1

8/30/2019
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Hidden in the deepest interior of the Amazon lived the fierce, mysterious, and fascinating Shuar. This unconquerable tribe resisted conquest from both the Incan and Spanish empires, and was the only tribe in history to successfully revolt against the Spanish empire--and win. Come meet them in Part 1; hear their story and find out just what made them so epically unstoppable.

Duration:00:42:59

Introduction

8/30/2019
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And so it begins.

Duration:00:08:06