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"Into the Depths": Tara Roberts on the search for sunken slave ships

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"Into the Depths" storyteller and National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts, with Diving With A Purpose board member Kamau Sadiki, in Key West, Florida, November 6th, 2021. (Photo by Wayne Lawrence/National Geographic)

Joining Tom now is another gifted storyteller. Tara Roberts is a National Geographic Explorer and the host of Into the Depths, a podcast that launched last month. It follows a group of Black scuba divers called Diving With a Purpose as they search for the wreckage of ships that were used to bring enslaved Africans to the Americas. Tara's account of the group's expedition is the cover story in National Geographic Magazine's March 2022 issue.

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Tara Roberts is a journalist, explorer, and host of the new National Geographic podcast, "Into the Depths." (Photo by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic)

`Tara Roberts joins us on Zoom from Durban, South Africa.

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