February 24th, 2015
Episode 164 of 1419 episodes
Now that it’s being suggested that gerbils – not rats – were the source of the outbreaks of bubonic plague in the Middle Ages, is it time for a cultural image change for rats? Less “you dirty rat”, more “you lovely rat”? Nick Tucker is a former University teacher at Sussex and author of books on children's literature and Lauren Child is a children's author and illustrator who wrote "That Pesky Rat", the story of a homeless brown rat who finds a home.