Episode 220: Shipwrecked
There’s an old sailors’ saying about the ocean at the southernmost part of the world — “below 40 degrees latitude, there is no law; below 50 degrees, there is no God.”
David Grann brings us the story of what happened when five British warships set off on a secret mission to steal a ship filled with treasure. They’d have to sail around the very bottom of South America — at 56 degrees south.
David Grann’s book is The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder.
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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.
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