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The Allusionist 52 | Sanctuary

Friday, March 10, 2017 8:02
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For the last two weeks, The Allusionist’s Radiotopia stablemate, 99 Percent Invisible, has been looking at Sanctuary Cities.

So, this week, Helen Zaltzman takes a look at the etymology and history of seeking sanctuary. Along the way, she talks to John Jenkins from the University of York and Canon Rosalind Brown and discovers a fed up lion on Durham Cathedral’s front door.

This episode has one of my favourite Allusionist quotes:

John Jenkins:  So you could – and there are occasional examples of people getting out of unwanted marriages by claiming to have killed someone and then fleeing the realm.

Helen Zaltzman: What’s worse: that, or breaking up with someone by text message?

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