Episode 18 of the Hauger History Podcast: The Mongols were more than Barbarians. Did you know they extended roads and canals, and opened the country up to trade? It wasn't all bad, it wasn't all good. As we find: history is the same. There is a give and take, and we take a look at the Mongol influence on China circa 1200 in this 7th grade edition of the Hauger History podcast.