Guest Host: Susan Page

The story of William Dampier, explorer, naturalist, and pirate. Dampier’s travels influenced Charles Darwin, pre-dated Captain James Cook and William Bligh, and was the inspiration for Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe.

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  • Michael Preston is an historian and traveler.
  • Diana Preston is the author of numerous books including "Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy" and "The Boxer Rebellion"

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