Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Replay: Death in the Ice


H.M.S Erebus in the Ice, François Etienne Musin (1846) Credit: National Maritime Museum

In December 2018, Death in the Ice, an exhibition about the Franklin Expedition opened at the Mystic Seaport Museum. It featured artifacts raised from the underwater wreck of HMS Terror. Russell Potter discusses this and new developments in the search for answers about the Franklin Expedition — a British mission to find the Northwest Passage — that disappeared in 1845 without a trace. Potter is professor of English and Media studies at Rhode Island College. He is a lead consultant of “Death in the Ice” and the author of Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search.


Russell Potter


  Douglas How wrote @

Fascinating interview. Had the great good fortune to meet Russell on a Artic expedition in 2018, and Michael Palin too. A very knowledgeable and generous man.

  Michael Robinson wrote @

Glad you liked it Douglas! Russell told me about this voyage — I’m very envious! Did it take you close to the Franklin party graves on Beechey Island?

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