Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download and subscribe to Histories of the UNEXPECTED by History Hit Network, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Histories of the UNEXPECTED

By History Hit Network

To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.


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. Series Producer: Dan Morelle

Customer Reviews

Tré Magnifiqué

This is the most fabulous podcast I've ever listened to on history. These guys are scathingly brilliant!!!

I'll pass

The two hosts randomly bounce from trivia to trivia that they've looked up on Google (while they're recording). It does not give the impression that it is well prepared or insightful. The talks quickly move from one item to another, not allowing for much reflection. Some of it has no historical basis, just fanciful suppositions by the hosts. It sounds like it is recorded in someone's living room, because it is. For a 20 minute episode, the first three minutes are used up with introduction and banter. Not much good to say about these. I've listened to half of them.

Quirky in a good way

Really like this podcast. Not just educational but entertaining. I laugh at the way the hosts interact with one another and their off-kilter way of showing how so much of the world is inter-connected. Perfect way to pass the time whilst learning a little something.