Author: Graham Barlow

Patrons-only episode: ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ review

Damon and Graham dedicated a whole episode to reviewing the classic Wuxia film, which has cropped up a number of times previously on the podcast. We finally get to the root of why Damon doesn’t like the film and find out a little bit more about the original novel the movie is based on and the birth of Communism in China.

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#25 Ogedei Khan

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By unknown / (of the reproduction) National Palace Museum in Taipei – Dschingis Khan und seine Erben (exhibition catalogue), München 2005, p. 304 https://theme.npm.edu.tw/opendata/DigitImageSets.aspx?Key=元太宗, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4126253

Ogedei was the least well-known of the three Mongol “superkhans”, but actually the one who drove the empire to its greatest scope and extent, the largest land area conquered by anyone, ever. He ushered in a new era of prosperity to the Silk Road and laid the foundation from which Kubilai Khan would later found the Yuan Dynasty in China.

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