Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa & South Asia (MEASA) region, themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” – opened its gates on 1 October 2021 and will welcome millions of visitors before it closes on 31 March 2022.

For many visitors, it will be the first time they ever visit a World Expo, so what are these global events, and what is their history? ‘Inside Expo’ is a podcast series by Expo 2020 Dubai and produced by Kerning Cultures Network, chronicling the captivating stories of Expos since the very first one took place in London in 1851.

Discover now the first two episodes of Inside Expo: ‘What is an Expo?’ introducing World Expos and looking at how these events have shaped the modern world; and ‘The world goes bananas for…bananas’, revealing the fascinating story of how this fruit was popularised at Expo 1876 Philadelphia.

Inside Expo is a bi-weekly podcast series by Expo 2020 Dubai and produced by Kerning Cultures Network.

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