Hampton Sides on Capt. Cook’s Final Voyage

Fresh Air | 3 April 2024 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts
Interview with Hampton Sides about his book The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact, and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook. Discusses Cook’s final voyage, the attempt to find a Northwest Passage, returning Mai to Tahiti after his sojourn in London, Cook’s character and approach to dealing with indigenous people, his death in Hawaii, and his complex and controversial legacy today.

See also the Big Ideas episode How Should We Remember Captain Cook?

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