Season 3 of ‘A Voyage to Antarctica’ podcast launches with Dan Snow
Season 3 of our acclaimed podcast, A Voyage To Antarctica, launched on Thursday 2nd February. It is available to stream and download here.
The season kicks off with host Alok Jha (The Economist) talking to the award-winning broadcaster, historian and best-selling author, Dan Snow, about his role in the Endurance22 mission and the extraordinary moment Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship was found at the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
Dan in Antarctica during the Endurance22 expedition (Credit Dan Snow)
Dan has made dozens of TV shows for the BBC, Discovery and other broadcasters, and hosts one of the world’s biggest history podcasts, with millions of listeners every month. He is the founder and Creative Director of History Hit TV, an on-demand history channel that’s been described by the Wall Street Journal as “Netflix for History.” Dan was also aboard the polar research vessel SA Agulhas II last year when the expedition team discovered Shackleton's ship 106 years after it sank in Antarctica.
“There were gasps of astonishment, tears. In the very small control booth where we're all standing at four in the morning. It was a very, very, very special moment… The day we broadcast those extraordinary pictures from the seabed around the world – I've been doing this for 20 years and I've never had a moment like that.” – Dan Snow, Historian and Broadcaster
Season 3 will also see Alok joined by birder, activist and environmentalist Mya-Rose Craig (aka BirdGirl), marine biologist Dr Huw Griffiths and our very own Head of Operations and Ice Maiden, Sophie Montagne. The series will delve into the extraordinary human stories of the wildest place on the planet and unearth Antarctica’s hidden treasures; reveal untold stories of discovery and adventure; and explore the amazing scientific discoveries being made across the continent.
“We’re really excited to be releasing a new season of A Voyage to Antarctica. This season is going to take listeners into new territory. We’re exploring the far corners and hidden depths of the continent. We’ve got everything from sunken shipwrecks and deep sea creatures to a young birdwatcher and a pioneering climate scientist. What I love about the podcast is that it’s like a travelogue that plays out through conversation. Alok and his guests really take you with them on the journey. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like in Antarctica, this is a great place to start.” – Lawrence Becko, UKAHT Creative Producer
New episodes are released every Thursday across all major streaming platforms. In the meantime, you can listen to previous episodes from seasons 1 and 2, featuring legendary explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Felicity Aston and Dwayne Fields, as well as the scientists, artists and adventurers who’ve built their lives around this unique place.
A Voyage to Antarctica is brought to you by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust: the charity championing the public understanding of, and engagement with, Antarctica. This season is made possible by support from Hurtigruten Expeditions.
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