Christmas Tree Ship

Dr. Joe Schuldenrein and Dr. Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist, bring you the fascinating true story of the schooner Rouse Simmons, the lumber trade in Wisconsin, "Captain Santa", and the (re)discovery of the ship and her captain.

December 23, 2015 • 56 mins

Shipwrecks and Science: The Emergence of Underwater Archaeology

Journey into the fascinating and unique world of underwater and nautical archaeology with our very special guest, Dr. James P. Delgado, one of the foremost experts in the field. He joins the program to provide an overview of the history of nautical archaeology, the future of the field, and its evolving relationship with conservation and heritage management.

November 5, 2014 • 55 mins

Maritime Archaeology in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia

In this episode we discuss the history and development of maritime archaeology in the South Pacific with one of its best know practitioners, Dr. Mark Staniforth.  

January 16, 2013 • 52 mins

“And They Also Made Boats…” Maritime Archaeology in Pharaonic Egypt

Recent investigations have revealed that a sophisticated and efficient shipbuilding industry thrived in Pharaonic Egypt. This episode, featuring maritime archaeologist Dr. Cheryl Ward and Egyptologist Dr. Kathryn Bard, examines how terrestrial and maritime archaeology enabled researchers to reconstruct the ancient technology of Egyptian shipbuilding. 

January 23, 2013 • 55 mins

‘X’ Marks the Spot: Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico

What do we really know about pirates? Dr. Frederick Hanselmann talks with Dr. Schuldenrein about underwater archaeology and his work on shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico.

October 16, 2013 • 55 mins

100 Years Later: Role of Innovative Technologies and Archaeology in the Unraveling of the Titanic’s History

This week’s episode is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Our special guest, bestselling author and historian Hampton Sides, challenges current narratives about the disaster by revealing new information uncovered by  underwater archaeology and innovative remote sensing techniques. 

March 4, 2012 • 57 mins