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  • #16050

    richardmbooth
    Participant

    I got into history podcasts through the History of Rome by Mike Duncan. Being a Brit I really wanted to listen to something that would interest and entertain me while driving around the UK selling sausage casings (if you ever met anyone else doing that tell me, there is always one!).If you were like me then at school the history teachers didn't bring the subject to life. History isn't just about learning facts and figures. It is also about cultures and how in the end they all relate to who and where we are today. The world hasn't really changed so much in many ways.This is a fantastic podcast. You can tell that Jamie loves his topic. I am only up to number 80 so far and already a lot of the pre conceptions I had about the dark ages have been scrapped. I look forward to getting involved in the debates and meeting many of you.

  • #19657

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Hi Richard, welcome to the community!  You know, I had no idea that selling sausage casings was a thing, but it totally makes sense that it would be.  It's amazing the things I learn on here. :)Anyway, I'm so pleased that you're enjoying the show and that you're enjoying the cultural twist on the show!(Oh, and I edited the subject of your email to match the forum rules... otherwise we'd have 1000's of "hello" posts, haha)

  • #19658

    richardmbooth
    Participant

    Hi,Thanks for changing the title!! That would have made it hard to find!!You would be amazed at the history of natural casings and sausages in general. Below is a link with a brief history for you:http://www.insca.org/index.php/en/history-of-natural-casingsYou might need to fix the link but hopefully you get the idea!! I would really like to trace the origins of the meat industry in the UK some time soon.

  • #19659

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    A good place to start your research might be here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_ManHeh.

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