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The Curious History of Your Home
The Curious History of Your Home
NOISER

Join domestic historian Ruth Goodman as she guides you through the surprising, often epic, stories behind everyday objects in your home. Double-glazed... more

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Episodes

The Medicine Cabinet

A radical apothecary causes a stir during the English Civil War. Wise Women offer mysterious advice on how to rid... more

10 Jun 2024 · 38 minutes
Introducing: D-Day: The Tide Turns - Episode 1

This is a taster episode of a brand-new podcast from the Noiser network. Host Paul McGann follows the real people... more

05 Jun 2024 · 53 minutes
Beds

Archaeologists in South Africa discover the world’s oldest bed. In Victorian London, homeless people have to choose between sleeping on... more

03 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
Beer

In ancient Mesopotamia, people invent straws to better enjoy their favourite tipple. The Romans turn their noses up at barbarian... more

27 May 2024 · 40 minutes
Cats

Fed up with mice pilfering their grain, farmers in the ancient Middle East turn to a new ally. In early... more

20 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Gardening

Stories of the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon beguile generations of listeners. An Indian emperor builds paradise on Earth in memory... more

13 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Coffee

A herder in 9th century Ethiopia discovers a stimulating plant, after observing his goats behaving strangely. The pope weighs in... more

06 May 2024 · 38 minutes
Forks

In medieval Italy, a woman’s death is blamed on the two-pronged utensils she uses at her wedding banquet. In 17th... more

29 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
Dish Washing

A high stakes summit between Henry VIII and his French counterpart leaves behind a mountain of dirty dishes. The decline... more

22 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
Lights

In the hills of northern Spain, lamps help an anthropologist and his young daughter make an incredible discovery. Rushlights illuminate... more

15 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
The Curious History of Your Home
The Medicine Cabinet
The Curious History of Your Home