80 Days: An Exploration Podcast

80 Days: An Exploration Podcast

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A podcast dedicated to exploring little-known countries, territories settlements and cities around the world. Hosted by three history and geography enthusiasts, we explore the world one place at a time, featuring history, geography, culture, traditions an


Nepal (S4.08)
Jun 11
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/nepal | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast, we’ll be talking about Nepal, a small, landlocked country in South Asia. Nepal borders China in the north, India…
Vanuatu (S4.07)
Apr 27
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/vanuatu | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast, we’ll be talking about The Republic of Vanuatu, a Pacific island country located in the South Pacific Ocean,…
Utah (S4.06)
Feb 20
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/utah | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Utah, the Beehive State. Named for the Ute people, a Native American tribe that has occupied…
Houston, 1968 – Apollo 8
Dec 24, 2019
Full shownotes: www.80dayspodcast.com/apollo-8 | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this minisode, Mark takes us further than we’ve ever been before, in a story that’s out of this world! From Houston, Texas, in 1968, we tell the story of the…
Trinidad and Tobago (S4.05)
Nov 10, 2019
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/trinidad-and-tobago | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Trinidad & Tobago, a twin island nation, located just off the northern coast…
Luxembourg (S4.04)
Oct 14, 2019
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/luxembourg | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast, we’ll be talking about Luxembourg, a small, landlocked European country at one of the central crossroads of…
Djibouti (S4.03)
Sep 9, 2019
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/djibouti | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Djibouti, a small nation located on the Northeast Coast of the Horn of Africa. Bordered…
Pitcairn Island (S4.02)
Aug 12, 2019
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/pitcairn | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Pitcairn Island, a tiny volcanic island in the South Pacific, most famous for its…
Faroe Islands (S4.01)
Jul 10, 2019
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/faroes | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | Vote for us at www.podcastawards.com Education category | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Faroe Islands, an autonomous…
Exclaves in Switzerland (Minisode)
Jun 21, 2019
Full shownotes: www.80dayspodcast.com/exclaves | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this minisode, Joe explores, literally, the idea of an exclave after wandering into one a couple of years ago. Although we’ve covered a couple of enclaves in the…
Western Sahara (S3.10)
Apr 1, 2019
Full shownotes https://80dayspodcast.com/Western-Sahara | Support http://patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Western Sahara, a disputed territory in North-West Africa. Home to roughly…
Turkmenistan (S3.09)
Mar 3, 2019
Full shownotes https://80dayspodcast.com/Turkmenistan | Support http://patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Turkmenistan, formerly known as Turkmenia, an independent nation in Central Asia.…
Lesotho (S3.08)
Feb 3, 2019
Full shownotes: https://80dayspodcast.com/lesotho | Support us on http://patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast, we’ll be talking about the Kingdom of Lesotho, previously the British Crown Colony of Basutoland. This…
Natal, 1497 (Christmas Special)
Dec 20, 2018
Please take our quick survey about how you feel about Season 3 of the podcast: https://80dayspodcast.com/listener-survey/ | Please go to http://www.80dayspodcast.com/natal to see full shownotes, including sources for music and sound effects used in this…
Suriname (S3.07)
Dec 2, 2018
Full shownotes: https://80dayspodcast.com/suriname | Support us on http://patreon.com/80dayspodcast | This episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast is about the Republic of Suriname, previously known as Dutch Guiana. Located on the northern coast of…
Kuril Islands (S3.06)
Nov 4, 2018
Full shownotes: http://80dayspocast.com/kuril | Support: http://patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode of “80 Days: an exploration podcast” we’ll be talking about the Kuril Islands. This island chain is located in the Northern Pacific, and stretches…
New Caledonia (S3.05)
Sep 30, 2018
Full shownotes at http://.80dayspodcast.com/new-caledonia | Support: http://patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode we’ll be talking about the New Caledonia, a French unique collectivity in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, about 900 miles (1,500 km)…
Saint Helena (S3.04)
Sep 2, 2018
Full shownotes: http://.80dayspodcast.com/saint-helena | Support: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | Saint Helena - S3.04 In this episode of season 3 of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Saint Helena, a volcanic tropical island in the…
Wyoming (S3.03)
Aug 5, 2018
Full show notes, like totes… https://80dayspodcast.com/wyoming/ | Support us at www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode we’ll be talking about the US state of Wyoming, also known as “the equality state” and “the cowboy state.” Admitted to the US…
San Marino (S3.02)
Jul 1, 2018
Full shownotes: http://80dayspocast.com/san-marino | Support: http://patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In this episode we’ll be talking about the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, the world’s oldest constitutional republic, and a country that is, in itself, a…
Tasmania (S3.01)
Jun 10, 2018
Full shownotes at www.80daypodcast.com/tasmania | Support us at www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast | In the first episode of season 3 of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Tasmania, the island state of Australia, known to early European…
Introducing Season 3 (S3.00)
Jun 4, 2018
After a long wait, it’s time for an update on Season 3 of 80 Days: an exploration podcast! There are a few announcements about the future release schedule, some teasers of things to come and all the details about our new Patreon page, where you can sign…
Runnymede, 1215
Feb 4, 2018
Our second “minisode” focuses on the events that happened in Runnymede, England in 1216, when King John of England sealed a deal with his rebellious barons to bring some peace to his kingdom. Thanks to Sam Hume from the History of Witchcraft Podcast for…
Hong Kong, 1941 (Christmas Special)
Dec 25, 2017
Merry Christmas from the 80 Days team! We hope you enjoy this Christmas themed “minisode” - this is a new, shorter and more focused format of episode we’re trying out before we launch Season 3. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this different style of…
Birobidzhan, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (S2.10)
Aug 20, 2017
Full shownotes at: www.80dayspodcast.com/jao || In the finale of season 2 of 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast, we’ll be discussing the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, a somewhat independent region in the Russian Far East wedged between Siberia and Northern…
Liechtenstein (S2.09)
Aug 6, 2017
Full shownotes at www.80dayspodcast.com/liechtenstein | In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Liechtenstein, a tiny European principality, sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria that is still ruled by the same…
Georgia or “Sakartvelo” (S2.07)
Jul 23, 2017
Full shownotes: http://www.80dayspodcast.com/georgia ~ In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Georgia. Not the US state, but the country in the south caucasus, known to its inhabitants as “Sakartvelo”. This former…
The Gambia (S2.07)
Jul 10, 2017
[Full shownotes at https://80dayspodcast.com/the-gambia] In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about the Gambia, the smallest country on the African mainland. Cutting a small sliver out of the Western coastline of Senegal,…
Cuba: Part 2 (S2.06B)
Jun 26, 2017
In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we return to Cuba to bring its story from the Castro Revolution, right up to the modern day. As US-Cuba relations have been in the news this week, it’s impossible to keep up with all the twists and…
Cuba: Part 1 (S2.06A)
Jun 11, 2017
In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Cuba, an island in the Caribbean Ocean, just 90 miles south of the US state of Florida (Full shownotes at: https://80dayspodcast.com/2017/06/10/cuba-1/). Cuba is home to over 11…
Uruguay (S2.05)
May 28, 2017
In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we’ll be talking about Uruguay, a small but prosperous country sandwiched between two massive South American powerhouses, Brazil and Argentina. Widely considered one of the most politically stable and…
Newfoundland (S2.04)
May 14, 2017
In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we return to the north of North America and explore Newfoundland, a Canadian island in the North Atlantic. At over 100,000 square kilometres (40,000 sq mi), Newfoundland is the world’s 16th-largest…
Seychelles (S2.03)
Apr 30, 2017
In this episode of 80 Days: an exploration podcast, we are looking at the little island paradise of the Seychelles, a country made up of an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. This former British colony has a population of just over 90,000,…
Easter Island or “Rapa Nui” (S2.02)
Apr 16, 2017
Welcome to our second episode in season 2 of 80 Days: an exploration podcast. Today we will be exploring the fascinating history and culture of Easter Island. For full show notes and links, click the link below -…
Singapore (S2.01)
Apr 3, 2017
Welcome to Season 2 of 80 Days: an exploration podcast. Today we will be exploring the fascinating history and culture of Singapore , the lion city. This tiny island city-state is home to 5.5 million people and is located just off the southern tip of the…
Lapland or “Sápmi” (Christmas Special)
Dec 18, 2016
Christmas Special: Lapland Follow this link to find our Kickstarter campaign for Season 2: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/80dayspodcast/80-days-podcast-season-2 - Thank you for any support you can give us! For the festive season, “80 Days: an…
Kowloon Walled City (S1.10)
Oct 9, 2016
For the Season Finale of the first season of 80 Days, we’re going to do something a little different and look at a place that no longer exists: Kowloon Walled City. Once the most densely populated place in the planet, this unique, untamable settlement…
Brunei (S1.09)
Oct 2, 2016
In this week’s episode of 80 Days, we are talking about Brunei, a tiny independent state of just 2,200 square miles, located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Borneo is a tropical, equatorial island, one of the largest in the…
Gibraltar (S1.08)
Sep 23, 2016
In this week’s episode of 80 Days, we are talking about Gibraltar, the “key to the Mediterranean”. Famous for the imposing Rock of Gibraltar, this 6.7 square kilometre British Overseas Territory is an historic anomaly at the tip of the Iberian peninsula…
Isle of Man (S1.07)
Sep 18, 2016
In this week’s episode of 80 Days, we are talking about the Isle of Man, a small island in the Irish sea that lies right between Britain and Ireland. From its highest point Snaefell (620 m, 2034 ft), it is said you can see 6 kingdoms: England, Ireland,…
Liberia (S1.06)
Sep 11, 2016
Audio: S1E06 Liberia This week in 80 Days, we looked at Liberia, a small country on the west coast of Africa. Founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia is Africa’s oldest republic and takes its name from the the Latin phrase meaning “Land of…
Alaska (S1.05)
Sep 4, 2016
This week on 80 Days, we talked about Alaska, the United States of America’s 49th state. The name Alaska comes from the Aluet word Alyeska, meaning great land, and it is a plentiful place in many respects. Rich in natural resources, Alaksa has a longer…
Bhutan (S1.04)
Aug 28, 2016
Full shownotes: www.80dayspodcast.com/bhutan | In this episode of 80 Days we’ll be talking about Bhutan a small, landlocked Asian nation with one of the best flags you’ll ever see. Bhutan is a country of less than a million people, bordered by the Tibetan…
Panama (S1.03)
Aug 21, 2016
In this week’s episode of 80 Days, we are talking about Panama, a central American nation most famous its canal that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Located strategically on the tiny isthmus between Central and South America, control of this…
Nauru (S1.02)
Aug 15, 2016
Full shownotes: www.80dayspodcast.com/nauru | Support us: www.patreon.com/80dayspodcast In this week’s episode of 80 Days, we are talking about Nauru, a small isolated island nation in the middle of the Pacific, only 60 km from the equator and about 3,000…
Namibia (S1.01)
Jul 31, 2016
In this week’s episode of 80 Days, we are talking about Namibia, a large African nation, sharing its southern border with South Africa and with an Atlantic coastline of almost 1,000 miles, known as the ‘Skeleton Coast’. Major features include the Namib…
Introduction
Jul 28, 2016
Welcome to 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast. This podcast is brought to you by three history and geography nerds in an internet-powered balloon. Your hosts are Luke Kelly @thelukejkelly (in Hong Kong), Mark Boyle @markboyle86 (in the UK) and Joe Byrne…