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Dad and Me Love History

57 EpisodesProduced by Paul Letters - WW2 novelist, broadcaster, history teacher; James Letters -Website

Get your kid away from screens for a fun fifteen-minutes, answering the big questions in history! Fun for parents too!Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and wherever else you get podcasts!Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage.Graphics by Molly Austin of mollyavalon.comI… read more


25. Who was the greatest explorer in history?

With help from kids at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, we investigate the golden age of exploring, in the Middle Ages. We’ll find out about some famous explorers, and maybe one or two you don’t know. And discover how to choose good websites for research.

Yawn alert, kids! – Adults, you’ll also hear about Dad’s new wartime novel (see for details).

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Questions for after you’ve listened:

  1. A useful website needs to be reliable, accessible and …….?
  2. Which country did William Dampier travel to many years before James Cook?
  3. What does “circumnavigate” mean?
  4. Who is known for inventing the words “avocado”, “barbecue” and “chopsticks”?
  5. Was Magellan the first man to lead a voyage around the world?
  6. If you’re in a swimming pool and somebody shouts out “Marco”, what should you say?
  7. Why does James think Marco Polo is important?
  8. Which of our explorers circumnavigated the world three times?

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Podcast cover art by Molly Austin

Music from “Funin and Sunin”; “On My Way”; Marty Gots A Plan”. All by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (

Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2019 © BBC


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