The Silk Road: everything you wanted to know

HistoryExtra podcast


The Silk Road is one of the most famous trade routes in history, a vast interconnected network along which not only goods but ideas, knowledge and culture flowed. Sam Willis joins Rebecca Franks to discuss its remarkable history and answer listener questions on the subject, spotlighting unforgettable ancient cities, Marco Polo’s colourful tales of travel and asking whether the Silk Road ever entirely disappeared.


The HistoryExtra podcast is produced by the team behind BBC History Magazine.

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