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 32m. Bisher sind 234 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 5 Tage.

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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
 
 

Christmas MicroHistories 4: Lucky Finds


This is the FOURTH 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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 2020-12-19  17m
 
 

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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 2020-12-19  16m
 
 

WINGS REVAMPED!


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, take another flight into the historical stratosphere to talk about the expected history of WINGS! Which is all about Aerial combat in WWI, John Aidan Liddell, VC, William Blake ...


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 2020-12-16  31m
 
 

WINGS!


In this episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, scale the heights of historical inquiry to uncover the expected history of WINGS! Which is all about biblical angels, the Christmas story, early modern angels and the Reformation, con...


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 2020-12-14  33m
 
 

Special Christmas Micro-Histories 3: Shoes


This is the THIRD 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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 2020-12-13  17m
 
 

Special Christmas Micro-Histories 2: Evil


This is the SECOND 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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 2020-12-11  16m
 
 

Christmas Special Micro-Histories 1: Bad Luck


This is the FIRST 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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 2020-12-09  18m
 
 

MicroHistory 2: Tattoos!


This is second 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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 2020-12-07  21m
 
 

Friendship renewed!


In this BONUS episode, the Histories of the Unexpected buddies, James and Sam, renew their explorations in the archives to investigate further the wonderfully pleasant expected history of FRIENDSHIP! Which is all about childhood memories, oral history ...


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 2020-12-05  42m