About "Explore Podcast"

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

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Author and historian Charlotte Gray chats with Explore podcast host David McGuffin in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Reading Room at 50 Sussex in Ottawa. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
The bestselling author and historian on why exploration is essential to understanding Canada’s history 
Writer Alanna Mitchell

Alanna Mitchell on Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic in 2017.

Photo: Alanna Mitchell
Ten years after the release of her bestselling book Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, the acclaimed science writer doubles down on her call for action on climate change
Man wearing snorkel mask under water

James Raffan snorkelling in the Marshall Islands. This spring, Raffan was part of an expedition to map the western Pacific islands while exploring the cultural significance of the canoe.

Photo courtesy James Raffan
Explorer and “canoe evangelist” James Raffan reflects on the symbolic importance of the canoe to Canada and his most recent expedition in the Marshall Islands 
George Kourounis

George Kourounis spins tales of his adventures in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Reading Room at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
The stormchaser and Explorer-in-Residence of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society spins tales of his extreme adventures
Adam Shoalts paddles against the powerful current of the Mackenzie River, N.W.T., just two weeks into the Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Adam Shoalts paddles against the powerful current of the Mackenzie River, N.W.T., during his 2017 Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Photo: Adam Shoalts
The solo adventurer and best-selling author shares highlights from his expeditions and the “lost” explorer who’s captured his imagination
Dr. Roberta Bondar official photo
The first Canadian woman and first neurologist to go to space reflects on her exciting career and why she’s focused on planet Earth
Jill Heinerth at 50 Sussex, RCGS headquarters in Ottawa

Cave diver Jill Heinerth talks to Explore podcast host David McGuffin in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Reading Room at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society headquarters at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Can Geo)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Can Geo
The renowned cave diver opens up about her love of exploration and the importance of protecting Earth’s water resources
Presenting Explore: A Canadian Geographic podcast, hosted by David McGuffin
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Ultra marathoner and adventurer Ray Zahab talks to Explore podcast host David McGuffin in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Reading Room at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society headquarters at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo
Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab discusses his 2019 Trans-Kamchatka expedition and other extreme marathon adventures
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