The Explorist

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For our final episode of the season, show creators Ted and Jeff Alvarez step out from behind the curtain to talk about how The Explorist came to be, how the show gets made, and what comes next. Plus: Highlights from a season that spans five con
For our final episode of the season, show creators Ted and Jeff Alvarez step out from behind the curtain to talk about how The Explorist came to be, how the show gets made, and what comes next. Plus: Highlights from a season that spans five con
For our final episode about modern hunter gatherers, we talk to National Geographic photographer Kiliii Yuyan, who honors his indigenous background by documenting extant hunter-gatherer tribes in the Arctic. He shares stories about close calls
For our final episode about modern hunter gatherers, we talk to National Geographic photographer Kiliii Yuyan, who honors his indigenous background by documenting extant hunter-gatherer tribes in the Arctic. He shares stories about close calls
In the last episode, we followed people in the Rewilding Movement who are trying to incorporate primitive skills into their daily lives. This time, we're going back in history to explore how hunter gatherers really lived — and how new science
In the last episode, we followed people in the Rewilding Movement who are trying to incorporate primitive skills into their daily lives. This time, we're going back in history to explore how hunter gatherers really lived — and how new science
Have you ever dreamed of leaving it all behind -- your job, your cell phone, your comfy life -- to walk into the wilderness and live off the land? Or have you ever wondered if you'd truly have the skills to make it out alive when an adventure g
In this episode, we feature a conversation between our host, Ted Alvarez, and Bryan Pope, an instructor at Earth Native Wilderness School. For a few years now, these old friends have gone on wilderness trips to experiment with modern and tradit
In this episode, we feature a conversation between our host, Ted Alvarez, and Bryan Pope, an instructor at Earth Native Wilderness School. For a few years now, these old friends have gone on wilderness trips to experiment with modern and tradit
In 1997, 31 gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. Today, their descendants roam nearly to the Pacific Ocean — and one of them lives within commuting distance of Seattle. His name is WA75M, and to survive he'll have to na
In 1997, 31 gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. Today, their descendants roam nearly to the Pacific Ocean — and one of them lives within commuting distance of Seattle. His name is WA75M, and to survive he'll have to na
It's a question that unites weather nerds, powder hounds, and 8-year-olds praying for a snow day: Where does the most snow fall on our planet? A squad of meteorologists, skiers, rangers, and other experts join Justin Nobel and The Explorist to
It's a question that unites weather nerds, powder hounds, and 8-year-olds praying for a snow day: Where does the most snow fall on our planet? A squad of meteorologists, skiers, rangers, and other experts join Justin and The Explorist to search
If we look where sonar and satellites can’t reach, deep into the guts of the Earth, this planet still has a few surprises left for us. Case in point: Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, was only discovered in the last decade. In this
If we look where sonar and satellites can’t reach, deep into the guts of the Earth, this planet still has a few surprises left for us. Case in point: Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, was only discovered in the last decade. In this
Go far enough south and you’ll end up in Tierra del Fuego, a wild frontier where Patagonian glaciers collide with the Antarctic sea and the bloody chaos of history feels as close today as ever. We travel to the border of Chile and Argentina to
Go far south enough and you’ll end up in Tierra del Fuego, a wild frontier where Patagonian glaciers collide with the Antarctic sea and the bloody chaos of history feels as close today as ever. We traveled to the border of Chile and Argentina t
Thanks to Serial, The Wire, and West Baltimore’s own bloody history, Leakin Park is infamous for the 71 dead bodies dumped near its expansive forests and waterfalls. But one woman and a host of true believers are trying to help fix what locals
Thanks to Serial, The Wire, and West Baltimore’s own bloody history, Leakin Park is infamous for the 71 dead bodies dumped near its expansive forests and waterfalls. But one woman and a host of true believers are trying to help fix what locals
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