Rain!

Friday, February 18th, 2022

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis run for cover to discuss the unexpected history of RAIN! Which is all about superstitions, rain-making, rain dances and prayers for rain, Jonathan Swift and the etymology of ‘It’s raining cats and dogs’, Hollywood rain scenes in Singing in the Rain, the sixteenth-century Spanish explorer, Francisco de Orellana, Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas, WWI and the trenches, and much much more. Oh yes, and of course, COP26!

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