What do Shakespeare's plays and bears have in common? Turns out, many things, and not just from when they appear in the scripts.
Box Office Bears is a multi-institutional project looking at animal baiting in Early Modern England, and lead investigator Hannah O'Regan joins Ben to talk all about it. Listen on to hear all about the bears who were as famous as actors (of the day).
CW: Historic animal cruelty
Want some links? We have plenty:
Hannah O'Regan's profile
Box Office Bears
Information on the Bear's Tibia
Bears! Nature, Culture, and Beyond Exhibition at Lakeside Arts