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Bettany Hughes from Greek Island Odyssey

Welcome Bettany Hughes

We’re joined on the Starline by an anthropologist, author, filmmaker and historian. She takes you on a journey across the Greek Isles in Smithsonian’s “Greek Island Odyssey”. We welcome Bettany Hughes.

Let’s go Beyond the Mic, 1700 miles, 27 different vessels, 2 storms at sea, a bee attack and an earthquake really feels like a true odyssey. You follow the legendary Odysseus path through Greece. Why did you consider this project?

What was your favorite site on this expedition?

Your own adventures were stoked over thirty years ago because of a television show about King Tut. Do you feel that in doing “Greek Island Odyssey” you might be helping the future adventurers?

As you sailed across the Med, there was plenty of time to just think. What did you think about as you go through these historically filled areas?

How many people were on your team?

The Rockin’ 8

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.

There is no Pressure.

1. I know the difference between the two, so which are you Venus or Aphrodite?

2. Favorite place to vacation?

3. Favorite meal during the trip?

4. Favorite place to ride your bike where you don’t get hurt?

5. Last book you read that wasn’t your own?

6. What are you most passionate about?

7. First thought on the lost city of Atlantis?

8. Where will your next adventure be off to?

The Wrap:

She’s passionate about Aphrodite, was attacked by bees and her next project is investigating the crusader knights of Malta. We thank Bettany Hughes for talking with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Check out “Greek Island Odyssey” on the Smithsonian Channel!

Check out Bettany’s webpage here

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