27 January 2021
The Holy Grail of Archaeology
Richard is upset by a bottle of bathroom spray - and angry at Ian Vim for not having faith in his name, but he's also a film star now, so you're lucky he's doing this at all. His guest is archaeologist Dr Sophie Hay.
They discuss the ethics of showing a 2000 year old man's penis on the news, what to do if you're caught in a volcano, Latin graffiti, why the childish Romans were obsessed with cocks, whether pomegranates hold the key to the date of the eruption and whether Richard's four weeks of archaeology make him more qualified than Sophie. Plus ghosts, time travel and what we'd take home with us if we were allowed.