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A special live edition of the Penguin Podcast with comedian, actor, and writer Michael Palin is hosted by David Baddiel.
A special live edition of the Penguin Podcast with comedian, actor, and writer Michael Palin is hosted by David Baddiel. Having been in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and made award-winning travel documentaries around the world, Palin talks about his latest book, Erebus: The Story of a Ship.
In 1848, HMS Erebus disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. Michael Palin brings the remarkable ship back to life, following its epic voyages of discovery to ultimate catastrophe. He talks to Anna James.
Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from Monty Python and Ripping Yarns to The Missionary and The Death of Stalin. He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries, his journeys taking him to the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Brazil. His books include accounts of his journeys, novels (Hemingway’s Chair and The Truth) and several volumes of diaries. From 2009 to 2012 he was president of the Royal Geographical Society. He received a BAFTA fellowship in 2013, and a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours list. He lives in London.