Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

S1 Ep 3 Levison Wood on Ernest Shackleton

Levison Wood is a professional explorer, writer and photographer who has walked the length of the Nile and circumnavigated the Arabian Peninsula.  Levison spent time in the armed forces and served in Afghanistan. His latest book Escape from Kabul: The Inside Story was released in March 2023.


The blue plaque he chose is at 2 Westwood Hill, London SE26 6QR  and reads: Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) Antarctic Explorer lived here. We spoke about Shackleton's fortitude, courage and leadership skills, the difficulties faced by explorers trying to secure funding and why Shackleton considered a banjo an essential piece of survival kit.


The Blue Plaque Pod is a brand new podcast brought to you by Kassia St. Clair, author, cultural historian and commemorative plaque fancier. I would love to know what you think, whether you have a favourite plaque, or if there's someone you think would make a great guest. Get in touch at blueplaquepod.com.

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