Histories of the Unexpected

Histories of the Unexpected explores the past in ways that you never dreamt possible. Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring our past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects. Like SLIME. Or COURAGE. or APPLAUSE.... Presented by Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 190 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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Mountains Re-climbed!


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, re-climb the majestic heights of the unexpected history of MOUNTAINS! Which is all about freedom, prejudice, vendetta, elephants, the New Deal, female travel writers and the abs...


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Mountains


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, climb the majestic heights of the unexpected history of MOUNTAINS! Which is all about freedom, prejudice, vendetta, elephants, the New Deal, female travel writers and the absence of h...


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   30m
 
 

LAUGHTER ENCORE


In this episode BONUS EPISODE, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, tackle the rib-ticklingly fascinating subject of the history of LAUGHTER! Which is all about the Reformation, class differences, foreigners, poverty, p...


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   32m
 
 

LAUGHTER


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, tackle the rib-ticklingly fascinating subject of the history of LAUGHTER! Which is all about the Reformation, class differences, foreigners, poverty, politeness, awk...


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   33m
 
 

Running Away Redux


Our stalwart Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, return for another instalment on the history of RUNNING AWAY! Which of course is all about the Glorious Revolution and James II, slavery and the underground railroad, the kinder transport, an...


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   35m
 
 

Running Away


Mustering all their bravery and courage, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, stand their historical ground and investigate the frankly fascinating and deeply moving history of RUNNING AWAY! Which of course is all about the Glor...


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   38m
 
 

SHARKS: THE RETURN!


In this bonus episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, take a FURTHER MEATY bite out of the UTTERLY BIZARRE history of SHARKS! Which is all about power and status in ancient China, Pompeii, education, irrational fear, the Spanish Am...


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   33m
 
 

SHARKS!


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, take a bite out of the frankly fascinating history of SHARKS! Which is all about power and status in ancient China, Pompeii, education, irrat...


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   33m
 
 

Humiliation


James and Sam come to grips with the shameful history of HUMILIATION! It's all to do with families, schools, Charles Dickens, the British Empire, medieval punishment, the Arab Spring, head shaving, WWII, the Irish War of Independence, corporal pun...


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 2020-09-17  38m
 
 

Fear


James and Sam come to grips with the terrifying history of FEAR! And it's fascinating; it's all to do with childhood, death and disasters, war and warfare (via shrapnel, civilian bombardment and the nuclear threat), the Great Wall of China, b...


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 2020-09-10  47m