Andrew Giles Buckley

Two-time Emmy nominee, Master Mariner and op-ed columnist Andrew Giles Buckley has followed the Columbia Expedition, the first American voyage 'round the world, for 18 years. He founded "Hit and Run History" in 2008 to digitally bring this story and others to a global audience. In 2010, "HRH" premiered as the first original web content and centerpiece of WGBH's History page. In 2011, he co-produced "China: Through My Eyes," an elementary education travel series for WGBH's Kids page. This 13-part series followed two American girls, ages 7 and 8, as they explore China's Pearl River Delta. Subsequently, Buckley has taken productions of "HRH" and "TME" to Cape Verde, the Falklands, Cape Horn and Chile. Awarded 13 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants and the first-ever Social Media Outreach Grant by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Buckley has taught classes at The Learning Annex in New York, and is developing programming for live events for "Hit and Run History."

by Andrew Giles Buckley

Only days before the production crew for “Hit and Run History“¬†was to board a flight to Africa, I got a message over Facebook: “Bring plenty of bug spray.” The year prior, we had taken on the story of the Columbia Expedition — the first American voyage around the world. With the rapid changes in digital [...] more »

by Andrew Giles Buckley

On a brilliant July day, with a southwest breeze off Nantucket Sound across the Common Flats off Monomoy Island, I found myself on my hands and knees before the clam hole I had just dug. The tide had been down for a couple hours, and the beach was warm on my legs and feet. Even [...] more »