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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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D-Day Special Episode


James and Sam tackle the unexpected history of D-Day in tribute to the 75th anniversary the Normandy landings. It's all to do with the Cold War, 9/11, pockets, decoys, memory, prayers and the debts we owe to a generation of men and women.


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 2019-06-06  42m
 
 

Writing! ...including Dr Peter Toth and the British Library exhibition Writing: Making Your Mark


James and Sam discuss the unexpected history of Writing! It's all about invention, revolutions, torture, injury, priorities, practicing, shadows, boxes, borders...and so much more! This episode includes an interview with Dr Peter Toth, the curator...


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 2019-06-04  41m
 
 

Romans!


Sam and James tackle the unexpected history of the Romans! Yes, emperors, the development of civilisation and armies all have a fascinating history but so too do walls, tattoos, collecting, fattening, recycling, walking, poison, the kiss, posture, sola...


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 2019-05-29  39m
 
 

Shipwrecks: The Vasa


Join Sam and James as they talk about the unexpected history of shipwrecks - through the fabulous example of the Vasa, a Swedish ship that sank in 1628. It's all about gender bending hats, trousers that become dresses, sail ripping cannon balls an...


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 2019-05-20  35m
 
 

World War 2


Sam and James discuss all of the unexpected aspects of WWII, which is all about rubble, carrots, blood, pockets, suicide, gates, Zen Buddhism, furniture, cancer, Mozart, King Arthur, cows, mothers, puppets, handkerchiefs, and much, much more! It's...


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 2019-05-13  34m
 
 

Vikings


James and Sam explore the UNEXPECTED history of the Vikings. Who knew that the Vikings are all about graffiti, break-ins, criminal profiling, colour, teeth, keys, birds, nicknames, saunas, silk, mischief, staffs and goading!


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 2019-05-06  37m
 
 

The Family


Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of the family. For more exclusive history documentaries & interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer:...


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 2019-01-27  29m
 
 

Privacy


Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of Privacy. For more exclusive history documentaries & interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer:...


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 2019-01-20  28m
 
 

Secrets


Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of Secrets. For more exclusive history documentaries & interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer:...


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 2019-01-06  26m
 
 

Christmas: Part 2


Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of Christmas in the second episode of this two part series. For more exclusive history documentaries & interviews, subs...


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 2018-12-24  25m