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.
Podcast Development team
Dr Lucy Blue co-presents the podcast, an experienced maritime archaeologist she is also the Maritime Archaeological Director of the HFF and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton.
Cathy Giangrande is an archaeological conservator and special advisor for culture working in the heritage sector. Cathy was an executive producer on the podcast series.
Professor Bettany Hughes presents the podcast, Bettany is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past.
Mark Rickards is the podcast producer, Mark is an experienced Radio and Podcast producer who has worked on numerous series for the BBC.
Lauren Tidbury is an experienced maritime archaeologist and works for the Foundation. Lauren was also an executive producer on the podcast series.
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….
Crystal el Safadi
Honor Frost voice over was provided by Justine Midda. Justine studied English and Drama at Bristol University before going on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
This podcast series was produced by Whistledown. Whistledown was founded over twenty years ago and is one of the UK’s leading independent audio production companies.