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.

https://www.historiesoftheunexpected.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 233 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 5 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 2 hours 22 minutes

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Micro-Histories 4: Keys


This is fourth episode in our new micro history series - where we take an historic subject and try to demonstrate how it has a history in just 15-20 minutes!! And without just talking at supersonic speed. Think of it as the historicaI equivalent of spe...


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   27m
 
 

Ribbons: Homeschooling Georgian and Victorian Orphans


James and Sam tackle the touching history of Ribbons in this homeschooling history episode! From the fashion, commemoration, funerals, war heroes and causes, Sam and James rampage around history of ribbons before settling on the moving history of the F...


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   33m
 
 

MicroHistory 3: The Face


This is third episode in our new micro history series - where we take an historic subject and try to demonstrate how it has a history in just 15-20 minutes!! And without just talking at supersonic speed. Think of it as the historicaI equivalent of spee...


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   22m
 
 

Betrayal: Homeschooling Russian Spies During the Cold War


James and Sam tackle the shocking history of BETRAYAL! From the Austrian army officer Alfred Redl who sold secrets about the Austrian army during WWI and British commander Paul Cole, who sold out the French Resistance during WWII to Judas Iscariot and ...


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   29m
 
 

Reindeer - The Homeward Journey!


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, get into the festive spirit once more, pack up the presents of the past and take you on a historical sleigh ride of archival inquiry to unwrap the expected history of REINDEER! ...


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   41m
 
 

Reindeer!


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, int into the festive spirit and take you on a historical sleigh ride of archival inquiry to unwrap the expected history of REINDEER! Which is all about the invention of Fathe...


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   36m
 
 

Christmas MicroHistories 8: Carrots


This is the EIGTH of our special Christmas-themed micro-histories in which we will embrace the task of demonstrating how an unexpected subject not only has a history but is massively important and interesting - in just 15 minutes! We will start with a ...


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   18m
 
 

Christmas MicroHistories 7: Obscenity


This is the SEVENTH of our special Christmas-themed micro-histories in which we will embrace the task of demonstrating how an unexpected subject not only has a history but is massively important and interesting - in just 15 minutes! We will start with ...


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   16m
 
 

Christmas MicroHistories 6: Riots


This is the SIXTH of our special Christmas-themed micro-histories in which we will embrace the task of demonstrating how an unexpected subject not only has a history but is massively important and interesting - in just 15 minutes! We will start with a ...


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 2020-12-21  17m
 
 

Christmas MicroHistories 5: Spite!


This is the FIFTH of our special Christmas-themed micro-histories in which we will embrace the task of demonstrating how an unexpected subject not only has a history but is massively important and interesting - in just 15 minutes! We will start with a ...


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 2020-12-20  17m