28 episodes

A weekly podcast about the greatest land empire ever created.

The History of the Mongol‪s‬ Ben Hill

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 205 Ratings

A weekly podcast about the greatest land empire ever created.

    Tamerlane

    Tamerlane

    Although not a member of Genghis Khan's clan Tamerlane looked to Genghis as he tried to build his own Asian empire.

    • 28 min
    Legacy

    Legacy

    The Mongols ruled Eurasia for almost 200 years but what was the legacy of their empire?

    • 20 min
    The Last Emperor

    The Last Emperor

    Between 1333 Toghon Temur ruled as the last emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. He watched as China was conquered by the Ming and the era of the Mongol empire came to an end.

    • 36 min
    Crisis in the West

    Crisis in the West

    In the 1350's and 1360's the western half of the great Mongol empire began to break apart into a series of smaller states.

    • 27 min
    The Black Death

    The Black Death

    In the 1330's and 1340's the most devastating pandemic in history swept across Eurasia killing up to 50 million people.

    • 33 min
    Cracks in the Empire

    Cracks in the Empire

    In the early part of the 14th Century the whole Mongol empire came under increasing stress as the descendants of Genghis continued to fight over his legacy.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Kingsnake172 ,

Great history lesson

I feel like I’m on the match with them. Great history lesson with so much captivating information I never knew before.

konyga1 ,

Excellent

With just the write amount of information, excellent organization and presentation, this podcast is one of, if not the best I’ve heard so far. It shows how hard he worked to plan each episode. Thank you!!

akpru ,

Mongolian historian!

This was such a great listen, kept me captivated. This is a great view, as it’s informational and unbiased. Such a rich dive into the depths of the Mongolian practices, and now I’m excited to learn more about Marco Polo! Then Kublai Kahn.

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