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House of Explorers: 'National Geographic'

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House of Explorers: 'National Geographic'

House of Explorers: 'National Geographic'

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Upon his return from the North Pole in 1909, Mathew Peary reported to National Geographic that the American flag had been planted and that a record was left with it. The details of that and other episodes are in a new book on the history of National Geographic — from the inside out.

Guests:

Robert Poole, author, Explorers House : National Geographic and The World It Made; former editor, National Geographic magazine

Wade Davis, explorer-in-residence at National Geographic; author of 10 books, including Lost Amazon