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A podcast about the greatest explorers in history.

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A podcast about the greatest explorers in history.

    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 1

    George Mallory and the Assault on Everest - Part 1

    In 1921, the British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition would travel to Asia in an attempt to scout out a route to Mount Everest - and a way to its summit. The expedition's star climber was George Mallory - who will be part of three attempts on the highest mountain in the world.
    Website (maps, links, resources, photos): https://explorerspodcast.com/george-mallory/
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    • 37 min
    Marco Polo - Part 5 - The Voyage Home

    Marco Polo - Part 5 - The Voyage Home

    In our final episode on explorer Marco Polo, we take the Venetian merchant on one last mission for Kublai Khan. Marco - along with his father and uncle - were tasked with escorting a princess to Persia. The resulting mission will take the Polos - by ship - to Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and - finally - home. It will complete an epic 24 year, 15,000+ mile journey. 
    Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/map-home.png
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    • 38 min
    Marco Polo - Part 4 - The Grand Canal and the City of Heaven

    Marco Polo - Part 4 - The Grand Canal and the City of Heaven

    In part 4 of our series on Marco Polo, we take the Venetian explorer along the eastern coast of China, following the extraordinary Grand Canal. For this journey, Marco will visit some of the most wondrous - and populace - cities in the world, including Hangzhou - the City of Heaven.
    Website and resources: https://explorerspodcast.com/marco-polo/
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    • 32 min
    Marco Polo - Part 3 - The Mongol World

    Marco Polo - Part 3 - The Mongol World

    In part 3 of our series on Marco Polo, we do a dive into the Mongol World, including a look at the Kublai Khan. We then take Marco on his a trek to the most remote corners of China. 
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    • 31 min
    Marco Polo - Part 2 - The Silk Road

    Marco Polo - Part 2 - The Silk Road

    Marco Polo and his family travel the Silk Road to reach the court of the legendary Kublai Khan.
    Website: https://explorerspodcast.com/marco-polo/
    Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/map3.png
    People and Places

    Marco Polo – Venetian merchant and explorer

    Niccolò Polo – Father of Marco Polo

    Maffeo Polo – Brother of Niccolò, uncle of Marco

    Kublai Khan – Emperor of the Mongol Empire

    Khanbaliq – Capital of Mongol Empire (modern-day Beijing)

    Hormuz – Port at entrance of Persian Gulf

    Badakshan – City on Silk Road located in modern-day Uzbekistan

    Khotan – City in western China (today called Hotan)

    Shazhou – City on edge of Gobi Desert (today called Dunhuang)


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    • 32 min
    Marco Polo - Part 1

    Marco Polo - Part 1

    In part 1 of our series, we first take a look at the journey of Marco's father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo, who traveled to China and met the great Kublai Khan. We then follow the Polo family as they prepare for a return mission into the heart of the Mongol Empire.

    Website: https://explorerspodcast.com/marco-polo/
    Map: https://explorerspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/polo-map1a.png

    People and Places

    Marco Polo - Venetian merchant and explorer
    Niccolò Polo - Father of Marco Polo
    Maffeo Polo - Brother of Niccolò, uncle of Marco
    Kublai Khan - Emperor of the Mongol Empire
    Teobaldo Visconti - Papal Legate in Acre - later Pope Gregory X
    Venice - City State in Italy. Home of the Polos
    Constantinople - Former capital of the Byzantine Empire
    Acre - City on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea in modern-day Israel
    Ayes - City on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea in modern-day Turkey
    Khanbaliq - Capital of Mongol Empire (modern-day Beijing)
    Bukhara - City on Silk Road located in modern-day Uzbekistan
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

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Addictive

I started listening to the podcast due to a friend’s recommendation. Now as soon as I head to work I instinctively start this podcast. Well done and highly recommended - a must for any history lover!

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History and ads

This is done so well and yet the producers have such a need for money, they believe ads every few minutes is more important than the history. Put your ads at the beginning or the end There is a reason no one watches network television anymore. Eg Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

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