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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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 - @DrSamWillisProfessor James Daybell - @Ja...


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 2016-10-11  23m
 
 

Smoke


This episode is all about the unexpected history of smoke. Which is all about state craft and diplomacy. It's ritualised smoking of the peace pipe. And it's to do with smuggling and public execution. Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillisProfessor J...


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 2016-10-04  19m
 
 

Oranges


Find out about the unexpected history of the orange, how it's linked to the the Gunpowder Plot, and other extraordinary historical connections.Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillisProfessor James Daybell - @JamesDaybellFollow the show's new Twitte...


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 2016-09-30  19m
 
 

Windows


Find out about the unexpected history of the window, how it's linked to the 30 years war, and other extraordinary historical connections.Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillisProfessor James Daybell - @JamesDaybellFollow the show's new Twitter: @Un...


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 2016-09-27  21m
 
 

Introduction


Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring out past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the U...


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 2016-09-22  2m