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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 281 ratings
Fantastic podcast!
I can’t recommend this podcast enough - it’s funny, fascinating and entirely entertaining. Thrilled to have discovered it!
HistoryHeiress via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/10/20
Best podcast for every history buff!
astrapia via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 09/29/19
Love it!
What a wonderful and quirky look at history through everyday objects. Highly recommended if you love history and if you don’t, this will get you hooked!
Want Data! via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 07/30/19
Recent Episodes
It's one of the best episodes ever! The amazing history of brothers and sisters - or the absence of them...Brother Sam and Brother James spend some time talking about the history of planks (what!!!) before cracking on with SIBLINGS! They're all about religion, William and Harry (and many other...
Published 02/24/20
Sam and James go back to the question of DEATH so much is there to explore! It's all about pickaxes, toads, wizards, witches, the Garter Principle King of Arms (great title), Elizabeth I's funeral procession, silk, false teeth, control, wardship, BODYSNATCHING, death as a business... It's a...
Published 02/20/20
Join the Histories of the Unexpected team for a mad ramble through the history of...death. It's a creepy one alright. And you'll never think about death the same way ever again. Guaranteed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Published 02/09/20
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