Michael Palin drops by the As It Happens studio


The Royal Canadian Geographic Society honoured former Monty Python member Michael Palin with a gold medal for his contribution to geographic literacy.

In 1988, Mr. Palin stepped out the door with a crew from the BBC to re-create Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days as a travel documentary. During the 25 years since, his books and travel documentaries have taken him to all corners of the earth and given millions of viewers and readers a unique perspective on the planet.

Michael Palin joined us in the As it Happens studio and he told guest host Jim Brown how he became involved with travel, the legacy of being a Python, his memories of Canada and how he ended up singing the lumberjack song to a bewildered yak herder in Bhutan.  

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