The Austronesian Expansion

Tides of History | 9 June 2022 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Tides of History | 16 June 2022 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Two-part description by Patrick Wyman of the migration of Austronesian-speaking people from Taiwan, through the Philippines and onwards to spread out over a vast swathe of Southeast Asia and Oceania, eventually moving to the distant reaches of Indonesia and the previously uninhabited spaces of Remote Oceania.

Sailing by the Stars: The Pioneering Voyages of David Lewis

The Forum | 12 August 2021 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Describes the life of David Lewis, who undertook many sailing voyages to prove that ancient seafaring methods were still valuable. His research helped revive ancient Polynesian navigation methods.

Native American Admixture into Polynesia

The Insight | 9 July 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Ioannidis on the Nature paper he co-authored: Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement. Explains the genetic evidence for pre-Columbian Native American ancestry in Eastern Polynesia. Did the Polynesians bring them back from the mainland? Or did they voyage themselves?

The Greatest Human Journey

The Insight | 20 September 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the expansion of Polynesian people across the Pacific, exploring the sometimes contradictory evidence from language, archaeology, foods and genetics about where they came from.