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PODCASTS


What would Shackleton do? Podcast Series

Dr Juliana Adelman, Assistant Professor of History at Dublin City University, has combined with the Shackleton Committee in Athy, Co; Kildare to produce a series of short podcasts which relate  Shackleton’s experiences to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Ernest Shackleton wrote about what is needed to survive the adversities which life throws up. He identified Optimism, Patience, Idealism and Courage as key characteristics. Shackleton is recognised as a role model for his leadership in times of crisis, most notably the 1914 – 1917 ‘Endurance’ expedition where, having lost the expedition ship, he led his 27 crew through one of the greatest ever survival epics.

This series of podcasts,  themed on Shackleton’s four key principles,  examines his expertise and methods and look at how these relate to the issues we are facing as we navigate the Covid period. 

It was decided that, over 100 years after Shackleton documented his key characteristics, one addition was required arising from the direct experiences of Front Line Health workers with the current pandemic – that is ‘Kindness’.

We hope you enjoy our project, and that the wisdom of ‘The Boss’ inspires you and gives you new insight into life as it is now, and as it will be when we emerge.

Search for ‘What would Shackleton do?’ wherever you pick up your podcasts or use these links available below to subscribe to the series;

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Episode 1: Optimism

Juliana Adelman talks to Kevin Kenny about how Ernest Shackleton and his men were able to maintain optimism in the extreme circumstances of the Antarctic after they had to abandon their ship, the Endurance. 

Readings from Shackleton’s book South are performed by John Carty of the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company.  Music comes from the piece ‘Shackleton’s Endurance’, commissioned by the Athy Shackleton Museum and composed by Brian Hughes with narration (not heard) by John McKenna.  The series is introduced by Jonathan Shackleton and produced by Juliana Adelman.

For episode one search for ‘What would Shackleton do?’ wherever you pick up your podcasts or use this links available below:

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Episode 2: Patience

Dr. Juliana Adelman speaks to Seamus Taaffe about how the men of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition practised patience while they sought to be rescue.

For episode two search for ‘What would Shackleton do?’ wherever you pick up your podcasts or use this links available below:

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Episode 3: Courage

Juliana Adelman speaks to Jim McAdam about Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition and how his decision to turn back before reaching the South Pole represents courage.

For episode three search for ‘What would Shackleton do?’ wherever you pick up your podcasts or use this links available below:

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Episode 4: Idealism

Juliana Adelman talks to Laura Leonard about Shackleton’s idealism.  

For episode four search for ‘What would Shackleton do?’ wherever you pick up your podcasts or use this links available below:

Apple Podcast / iTunes

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Don’t miss the next episode, subscribe now on iTunes and Spotify

Also if you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a review with your podcast provider and don’t forget to share the podcast with your friend’s and family

Press And Promotions

Spirit Radio

SpiritRadios host Rónán Johnston spoke to Dr Juliana Adelman from DCU, about the Shackleton podcast series and how we can relate some aspects of the explorer’s life to isolation today.

Interview with the Royal Irish Academy

The Royal Irish Academy interviewed Dr Juliana Adelman of DCU, about her latest project with Kevin Kenny (Shackleton Autumn School) and Professor Jim McAdam (Shackleton Scholarship Committee). Dr Adelman’s new podcast ‘What would Shackleton do?’ considers what we can learn from the explorer in the current Covid-19 crisis.


Hosts and Guest of the “What would Shackleton do? Podcast Series”

Dr. Juliana Adelman

Assistant Professor of History at Dublin City University, Author, Presenter and Producer

Seamus Taaffe

Director of the Shackleton Museum and Historian

Kevin Kenny

Director of the Shackleton Museum and Historian

Jonathan Shackleton

Author and Historian

Prof. Jim McAdams  OBE

Agricultural scientist specialising in agri–environment measures and in the potential for agroforestry systems to deliver across a range of ecosystem services. 

Page author Bethany Webb McConville