This podcast tells the long, strange story of one of England's oldest Christmas carols: The Boar's Head Carol. IF Associate Professor Laura Saetveit Miles interviews University of Oxford's Owen Rees, professor of music and director of the Queen's College Chapel Choir. Learn about where this venerable juletide music tradition came from, and even how books can protect you from wild animals.
Image: Bringing in the Boar's Head at The Queen's College, Oxford, from the "Illustrated London News," 24 December 1846. From https://spellerweb.net/cmindex/Boars/QueenBoar.html