Who'd Have Thought That?
By About Drought
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The experiences of droughts by people in the UK can vary considerably. From being barely noticed to being so severe they create long-lasting memories that can be recalled in an instant. This is because although water is essential for life and we’d all notice if we did not have a reasonable level of access to it for drinking, cooking, and hygiene, we are fortunate to have benefited from many years of progress in water engineering, which has resulted in our generally having security of supply. Dr Rebecca Pearce has been recording oral histories of droughts from across the UK and has started the 'Who’d Have Thought That?' About Drought Podcast series which explores the oral history collection and newspaper inventory in detail, analysing the social impacts of droughts from 1890 to the present day.
||CleanEpisode 4: The Media Drought||Welcome to episode four in the Who’d had thought …||20 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Water Saving Campaigns in Focus, 1976, 1983, 1995||Welcome to podcast three in the Who’d have though…||20 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Water Saving in the Westcountry in 1976||We hear again from Dr Rebecca Pearce to hear some…||20 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Fire, Heat, and Uniforms||In the Who’d Have Thought That? About Drought pod…||20 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Algal Blooms||This week on the Who'd Have Thought That? About D…||16 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: To Ban Or Not To Ban||Dr Rebecca Pearce is back following an unsettled …||3 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Changing Colour of the Landscape and Archaeological Finds||In Episode 2 of Who'd Have Thought That? About Dr…||27 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Allotment and Garden Special||In this episode, we hear memories from the 1976 d…||20 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|