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. Presented by Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 124 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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The Gift


Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy


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 2016-12-20  21m
 
 

The Smile


Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy


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 2016-12-13  21m
 
 

The Bed


Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy


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 2016-12-06  25m
 
 

The Party


It’s our 10th episode! So blow out the candles, cut the cake and make a wish! You are cordially invited to join the Cultivator of Chronicles, Dr Sam Willis, and the Tim Peake of Time, Professor James Daybell as these history DJs get the unexpected his...


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 2016-12-01  24m
 
 

Boxes


Boxes, coffins, letter, houses, locks and more. Sam and James audio-google their way through the unexpected history of boxes. Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod Histor...


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 2016-11-20  31m
 
 

The Letter


Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, ~Shakespeare, Hamlet’s letter to Ophelia But never doubt the unexpected historical links as the lieutenant of lifetimes, Professor James Daybell, and the investiga...


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 2016-11-11  34m
 
 

Bubble


Like a well-spring of historical facts, bubbling over with unexpected links, Dr Sam Willis, the maitre’d of museums, and Professor James Daybell, the inspector of eons, take you on another intoxicating ride through history. From Oliver Cromwell’s Navig...


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 2016-11-01  22m
 
 

Hair


“There’s many a man hath more hair than wit” But worry not for this is no Comedy of Errors and there’s certainly more to this unexpected history. Let us join our host with the Cranium full of Chronicles, Professor James Daybell, and the Authority of ...


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 2016-10-28  22m
 
 

Lightning


I call the Living I mourn the Dead I break the Lightning (inscribed on the Great Bell of the Minster of Schaffhausen) Join the Preacher of the Past, Dr Sam Willis and the Antidote to Antiquity, Professor James Daybell, as they steer their very own DeL...


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 2016-10-24  19m
 
 

Gloves


All about power and politics, the perfumed glove as a political gift, the history of the hand, and the history of touch. It's also about explosions and the Japanese industrial revolution. Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @Ja...


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 2016-10-11  23m