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You Can't Win

Mar 8, 2021

Unfortunately Don has been sick this weekend so we are releasing a popular recent bonus episode for the public feed.


We talk about the historic steppe peoples of Central Asia, such as the Mongol Empire, and how they relate to the diversity of human experience. Tom talks about some of his reading in the area and Don chimes in a bit with his limited personal experience in China's far-west along the Silk Road. Most people know very little about the whole region, including Don, so we thought it'd be fun to discuss a few of the basics.

Mentioned: The Ottoman History Podcast (Making of the Muslim World); Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light by Sachiko Murata (book); ARTGER - Mongolian Food on YouTube.

Intro music by auntie004. Outro by reiyashi.