Odysseus Unbound - The Search for Homer’s Ithaca

Press Coverage 2009

Dec 17 2009

Troy, Ithaca and Iceland

Interview phone-in and podcast with Robert Bittlestone, James Diggle and John Underhill

The award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web. Each week, listeners of all ages and backgrounds tune in on a Sunday evening to hear creator Dr. Chris Smith, together with his entertaining sidekicks, interview renowned scientists and researchers from all over the world and take science questions on any subject live from the listening public.

"This month in divested archaeology we cover the sites that just happened to turn up in the legends of Homer. We find out about the man who discovered Troy, Heinrich Schliemann, and uncover the most recent finds from the site. We also speak to the team currently searching for Odysseus' Ithaca and it sounds like they're close! Also, does Britain owe its farming to the French? And in Backyard Archaeology we find out why hedges might be the best place to find a Viking."

Listen to interview (8Mb MP3)