SYMHC Classics: Freya of Arabia


For Freya: Aerial (balloon) photograph of the Arabian desert, taken by Eduard Spelterini between 1893 and 1924. Public domain

Today revisits a 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. After a childhood spent roaming Europe, Freya Stark began saving money to take Arabic lessons. Once fluent, she traveled into areas few outsiders had ever been, documenting her travels in best-selling books.

The original episode can be found here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/freya-of-arabia.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics