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The Disastrous Voyage of the Wager


In 1740, the Wager set sail from England in search of Spanish treasure. Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong.

Typhus and scurvy plagued the crew, killing many of the sailors. Violent storms battered The Wager near the Horn of Africa. Later, what men survived found themselves stranded on a hostile island. Mutiny and violence ensued and few lived to see home again. This is the story of David Grann’s latest book, a rip-roaring, horrific tale of a high-seas voyage.


  • David Grann |Author of “The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder” [Amazon|Bookshop].

Airdate: Friday, July 14, 2023 at 12 p.m. and Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 11 a.m.  Rebroadcast: Friday, October 20, 2023 at 12 p.m. and Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11 a.m.

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