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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 32m. Bisher sind 271 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 5 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 1 hour 36 minutes

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The Bottom


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the unexpected history of THE BOTTOM! Which is all about fashion and femininity and masculinity, political protest, cycling technology, the Reformation, political protest and the invention of comfort! Who knew!

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Puppies!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the unexpected history of PUPPIES! Which is all about family blackmail, breeding and the Victorian quest for pedigree perfection, Renaissance portraits, the rise of the pet, theft and poverty! Who knew!

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   37m
 
 

Reading!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the unexpected history of READING! Which is all about Renaissance book wheels, medieval reading aloud, bibles, sending letters and the concept of privacy, reading glasses, secrecy and codes and snooping! Who knew!

 


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Contempt!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the unexpected history of CONTEMPT! Which is all about William McMahon and Australian politics (courtesy of a superstar listener!), eighteenth-century rebukes, facial expressions, unrequited love, William Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney. Who knew!

 


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   36m
 
 

DANGER!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the unexpected history of DANGER! Which is all about accidents in Tudor England, accident-prone children, the history of health and safety and the industrial ...


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 2021-07-02  43m
 
 

Jam!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis invite you all to indulge your sweet teeth with the unexpected history of JAM! Which is all about WW2, rationing and the Women's Institute (think Jam and Jerusal...


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 2021-07-01  35m
 
 

Teenagers!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the unexpected history of TEENAGERS! Which is all about the lost generation in China during the Cultural Revolution and oral history, teenagers bedrooms and a...


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 2021-06-25  38m
 
 

Cliques!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis invite you all to join them in uncovering the unexpected history of CLIQUES! Which is all about factions at the court of Henry VIII, and the rise and fall of Anne Bol...


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 2021-06-21  38m
 
 

Greed!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the utterly fascinating and genuinely unexpected history of GREED! Which is all about the seven deadly sins and Dante's Divine Comedy, Francis Bacon...


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 2021-06-18  36m
 
 

Poison!


In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the utterly fascinating and genuinely unexpected history of POISON! Which is all about eighteenth-century shopkeepers, assassination attempts on Queen Elizabe...


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 2021-06-11  39m