How Venice Invented the World
From the Time to Eat the Dogs Podcast with Michael Robinson
Time to Eat the Dogs is a podcast about science, history, and exploration. Each week, Michael Robinson interviews scientists, journalists, and adventurers about life at the extreme.
When it comes to exploration, the city of Venice is famous for Marco Polo, but not much else. Yet the spirit of exploration runs deep in this city, a place of mapmaker’s, capitalists, and young explorers. In this episode, Michael talks to Meredith Small, author of Inventing the World, about the city of Venice and its importance to the history of travel and exploration.
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Meredith Small is professor emerita of at Cornell University and visiting scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.