Jessica Pink joins us to talk about our top seven doomed expeditions, in which we find out why you shouldn’t name your ship “Terror,” how not to treat helpful aborigines, how many captains it takes to spoil the expedition, how many pounds of rock samples are worth the lives of five scientists, how to make a polar tuxedo, and whether or not you should test your balloon steering system before you leave for the arctic. All this and pop culture too. Part 1 of 2.
Music: “Operation: Get the Hell Out of Here” by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
Burke & Wills Australian Expedition
Arctic Balloon Expedition
Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition