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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Cannibalism!


This is the launch of a new challenge! We’ve enjoyed so much our recent lengthier explorations of unexpected subjects in which one topic runs over two podcasts, such is the depth of our research! Nonetheless it raises the important question of...


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   21m
 
 

LOSERS KEEP ON LOSING!


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, continue their rampage through the past on their question to uncover the unexpected history of LOSERS!  Which is all about The Wall Street Crash and the Great ...


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   44m
 
 

LOSERS!


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, scour the archives to uncover the unexpected history of LOSERS!  Which is all about Donald Trump and the 2020 US Presidential Election, it’s about democracy, Jim Car...


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   37m
 
 

Maggots Re-hatched!


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, re-hatch the unexpected history of MAGGOTS!  Which is all about the American Civil War, Ancient and modern medicine, dangerous Sardinian delicacies, the circle of life,...


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   46m
 
 

Maggots!


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, hatch the unexpected history of MAGGOTS!  Which is all about the American Civil War, Ancient and modern medicine, dangerous Sardinian delicacies, the circle of life, forgetfu...


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   31m
 
 

INK RETURNS


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, return to get their hands dirty once more by exploring the unexpected history of INK! Which is all about elections and fraud, Ancient China, the personality of US Presi...


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   44m
 
 

INK


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, get their hands dirty exploring the unexpected history of INK! Which is all about elections and fraud, Ancient China, the personality of US Presidents, spies and the Cold War...


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   36m
 
 

Patients: Back For Another Check-up!


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, reopen the medical textbooks of the past and diagnose the unexpected history of PATIENTS!  Which is all about history from below, smells and noises, introspection, Samu...


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   41m
 
 

Patients!


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, open up the medical textbooks of the past and diagnose the unexpected history of PATIENTS!  Which is all about history from below, smells and noises, introspection, Samuel Pe...


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   37m
 
 

SALIVA THE REFLUX!


In this bonus episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, once again clear their throats and continue to spitball about the unexpected history of SALIVA! Which is all about all about civilisation, politeness and Norbert Elias, chewing ...


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 2020-10-28  38m