We have long-form conversations in large part because we get to go deep with our guests. Today, we almost get to do that literally as we go under the surface of the ocean and discuss a fascinating world. My guest is maritime historian, shipwreck expert and author Taylor Zajonc. Taylor is an incredibly interesting guy and we have the rare opportunity to talk about topics that are both fascinating and have few people know as much about them as Taylor.
At the age of 19, Taylor was part of an expedition to explore the deepest archeological site on the planet – a trading ship three miles (over four km) under the ocean’s surface in the Bermuda Triangle in the 1800s.
Having done this, it was clear that Taylor was not going to become an accountant! Instead, he became a shipwreck researcher and has now studied numerous shipwrecks (from The Titanic to many others). We talk about all of this in this very interesting conversation that covers:
And loads more!
Taylor is very interesting and a lot fun. I am sure you will enjoy the conversation!
Taylor’s site: http://expeditionwriter.com/
Taylor on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaylorZajonc
Taylor’s first book The Wrecking Crew: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27181669-the-wrecking-crew?from_search=true
Taylor’s upcoming sequel Red Sun Rogue: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29887294-red-sun-rogue
Taylor’s interview with Outside magazine: http://expeditionwriter.com/undersea-survival-stories-with-outside-magazines-new-podcast/
Article in National Geographic referencing Malcolm Gladwell’s “cockpit culture” theory in his book Outliers: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130709-asiana-flight-214-crash-korean-airlines-culture-outliers/
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