It’s Columbus Day! This Geography News Network Article podcast is an historical description of Christopher Columbus‘s role in discovering the Americas. It takes listeners through a journey that begins with his childhood in Genoa, Italy and his quest for financing from the king and queen of Spain. It continues through his voyage to the Americas on the Santa Maria. The podcast also covers the impact that his discovery had on Europe and subsequent world history. Observe Columbus Day with this podcast of Columbus’s voyage! Check out this GNN article on Maps101.com or listen to the podcast below.