About "Explore Podcast"

Explore: A Canadian Geographic podcast, hosted by David McGuffin.

A man holds binoculars while looking out over a brown field

Patrick Nadeau is the new president of Birds Canada. (Photo: Martin Lipman)

Photo: Martin Lipman
The new president of Birds Canada gives us an inside look at Canada’s largest citizen science movement
David McGuffin and Adam Shoalts

Explore host David McGuffin, left, interviews Adam Shoalts about the inspiration for his latest book, The Whisper on the Night Wind.

Gather ’round and listen as explorer and bestselling author Adam Shoalts spins a spine-tingling tale of tracking a legendary creature in Labrador’s Mealy Mountains

Left: Former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson. Right: Messages written by schoolchildren as part of Orange Shirt Day, which has now been recognized as a federal statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photos: CBC; Lisa Charleyboy)

Photos: CBC; Lisa Charleyboy
For the former Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 is akin to Remembrance Day
David McGuffin host of Explore and astronaut Chris Hadfield
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is our guest as we kick off Season 3 of Explore

David McGuffin interviews author Wade Davis.

In this interview, author Wade Davis discusses the five years of travels he took along the Magdelena River
Items donated to HBC Collection by Julian Camsell

Three items donated to the HBC Collection at the Manitoba Museum by Julian Camsell, HBC Chief Factor for the MacKenzie District. Left to right: An ulu, antler-handle scissors from the western Arctic, and a muskox blubber pounder. (Photos courtesy the Manitoba Museum)

Photos courtesy the Manitoba Museum
As a way of illustrating the importance of company fur traders to the 100-year-old HBC collection, curator Amelia Fay pulls out three items donated by Julian Camsell, HBC Chief Factor for the MacKenzie District in Canada’s Arctic 
Moccasins on a Hudson Bay Company point blanket

Moccasins from the Manitoba Museum’s Hudson’s Bay Company archive laid out on one of the company’s iconic wool point blankets. (Photo courtesy Manitoba Museum)

Photo courtesy Manitoba Museum
Continuing our deep dive into the Hudson’s Bay Company archives at the Manitoba Museum, this week we look at some of the items that figured prominently in trade, including the iconic point blanket
The signing of the HBC Royal Charter by Britain's King Charles II on May 2, 1670.

The signing of the HBC Royal Charter by Britain's King Charles II on May 2, 1670. (Image courtesy HBC Heritage)

(image courtesy HBC Heritage)
Written on animal skin 350 years ago, the Royal Charter that created the Hudson’s Bay Company is both an incredible and problematic document
Charles Camsell Tazin and Talston rivers expedition

Charles Camsell, second from right, leading a 1914 mapping expedition of the Tazin and Talston Rivers in the Northwest Territories.

In a 1938 radio recording, Charles Camsell, the founding president of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, details what it was like growing up at an HBC fur trading post
The Battle of Seven Oaks

The Fight at Seven Oaks, 1816, by CW Jefferys (Image: Library and Archives Canada)

Image: Library and Archives Canada
Indigenous rights lawyer and author Jean Teillet reveals how the struggle to dominate the fur trade led to the rise of a distinct people in Canada: the Métis
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