# Podcast

Place and Time - Episode #2: The History, Endangerment, and Revival of Polynesian Navigation


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Thousands of years before Columbus left Europe for the Americas, tens of thousands of brave voyagers set out across the Pacific ocean using techniques that rival the most impressive achievements of human knowledge. After being pushed to the brink of extinction, a series of small miracles has brought about a renaissance for this incredible cultural tradition of synergy with the natural world. 

Rebbelib example

Footage from the 1976 Hōkūleʻa journey

Nainoa Thompson’s speech at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

Papa Mau: The Wayfinder

The Polynesian Voyaging Society (learn more and donate!)

Erik Oehler
Erik Oehler

Erik Oehler is the Marketing Director at Orolia. He earned his Bachelors in Computer Science from St. Bonaventure University in 2002 and his MBA from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in 2020.