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The Curious History of Your Home
Join domestic historian Ruth Goodman as she guides you through the surprising, often epic, stories behind everyday objects in your home. Double-glazed windows? We owe those to a French king’s odd fascination with oranges. The minty fresh toothpaste by your sink? Well, if you lived in Ancient Greece, you’d be washing your teeth with ground-up bones and oyster shells. And wallpaper? It seems innocent enough, but in the Victorian era it was downright deadly. Discover the extraordinary history of the ordinary items all around you, every Tuesday, wherever you get your podcasts. For ad-free...
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4.8 stars from 306 ratings
Ruth Goodman is a wonderful woman who delves into the history of our “everyday items” in the home. From forks to fridges. It did take one or two episodes to get used to Ruth’s way of presenting. But her way to present is quite fun to listen to, in my opinion. Being a listener to history podcasts....Read full review »
MikeTheViking via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 07/15/24
I like Ruth Goodman’s books and the “Farm” TV series so I enjoy this but not quite as much as either of those. I just listened to an episode (Forks) in which she says the American Revolution started in 1773 🤔. I wonder if this is as well researched as her other work?
itsemily via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/24
Ruth Goodman is always an erudite and entertaining speaker, and this is no exception. Perfectly paced with just the right amount of engaging and accessible historical content. Well done to all involved in its production.
Makeasif via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/24
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