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Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast – Travels on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast is back. For episode number three in the series, we discover the history behind the fascinating Trans-Siberian Railway. We talk to award-winning writer, Christian Wolmar about his knowledge of one of the world's greatest railways.
Trans-Siberian Railway locomotive near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Photo: Yannik Photography/Shutterstock
Trans-Siberian Railway locomotive near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Photo: Yannik Photography/Shutterstock


Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast – Episode three

Welcome back to The Insight Guides podcast. For episode three we are taking a thrilling journey aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway.

We speak to award-winning railway author, historian and broadcaster, Christian Wolmar, who has his own personal connection to Russia. His father was born in Moscow and fought for Russia during World War I.

Christian talks us through the changing political history of Russia, and discusses how the Trans-Siberian Railway affected global relationships. He also delves into his favourite parts of travelling on the train, including the scenic backdrops of Vladivostok.


Subscribe to Insight Guides: the Travel Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud or Spotify and other podcast platforms. The fourth episode of the series is released on the 24th June.

We’d love to hear what you think! Share your thoughts on social media using #insightguidestravelpodcast, and review us on Apple Podcasts. This episode was produced by Jessie Lawson for Reduced Listening. Special thanks to Christian Wolmar.