Babies!

Friday, February 18th, 2022

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis get all festive ONE MORE TIME and inspired by the Christmas Story offer another Christmas special on the unexpected history of BABIES! Which is all about fictional round robins and David Sedaris, literary depictions of the nativity via John Donne, Christina Rossetti, G.K. Chesterton and John Milton. ! It’s also all about the abandonment and persecution of babies, and the material culture of birth and early childhood: from birthing chairs, high chairs and rattles, to portraits and wooden dolls, via wolves teeth and magical amulets! Who knew!

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