HFM 139 | James Holman: The Blind Traveller

June 6, 2016


In the early 1800s there was no English explorer greater than James Holman. He travelled almost 20 times farther than Marco Polo. He travelled among 200 different cultures, charted undiscovered parts of Australia, and by October 1846 had visited every inhabited continent.

He did all this despite being completely blind.

How did he travel the world when any sort of international exploration was exceptionally dangerous? Learn how in this episode.


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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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