DIVE & DIG Podcast Series

A 5-Part Honor Frost Foundation podcast series told by award-winning historian and author, Professor Bettany Hughes and our Maritime Archaeological Director, Dr Lucy Blue

Technological change over the last few decades has dynamically altered the way we are able to detect, access and document the remains of our past that lie beneath the waves. The DIVE & DIG podcast will take you on an underwater adventure of discovery, richer and deeper than you might have imagined possible. Join Bettany Hughes and Lucy Blue to explore the exciting worlds underwater archaeologists inhabit and the range of tools they use to investigate the watery past. They invite you into the hidden world of our shared, ancient past, thanks to maritime archaeologists, forensic scientists and groundbreaking technologies.

DIVE & DIG will explore these transformational tools used to discover, record and excavate shipwrecks and explore ancient ports – from the pioneering work of Honor Frost and her discoveries of ancient harbours, stone anchors and Punic warships – to deeper waters. Today, archaeologists are exploring even deeper. Lying at 110m beneath the sea off the island of Gozo, Malta, we join Dr Gambin and his team excavating a Phoenician shipwreck. And, as Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic tells us; we can now reach depths formerly only dreamed of, as he pushes science to encourage technological advances. 

You will hear from leading maritime archaeologists, conservators, scientists and geophysicists

Presented by Bettany Hughes

Podcast Development team

Lucy Blue

Cathy Giangrande

Mark Rickards

Lauren Tidbury

INTERVIEWEES – More information about the places and people we talk to will be added soon, in the meantime here is a list of the experts we talk to through the series.

Timmy Gambin
Philippe Cousteau
Bob Yorke
Jon Adams
Jane Maddocks
Martin Klein
Bob Ballard
Stella Demesticha
David Abulafia
Claude Doumet-Serhal
Nic Flemming
Jon Henderson
Cathy Giangrande
Lauren Tidbury
Grant Cox
Cynthianne Spiteri
Roland Wessling
Philip Beale
Helen Farr
Crystal el Safadi
Jon Henderson
Elgidius Ichumbaki
Claudia Lubao
Nada Nofal


This Podcast was produced by Whistledown 

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