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From Viking Sails To Spacesuits: Cloth In Human History

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Have you ever felt yourself “hanging by a thread” or described something as being “cut from whole cloth?” These idioms have worked their way into our speech in part because fabric is such a part of our daily lives. Cultural historian and author Kassia St. Clair joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what we can learn about cultures from something as simple as cloth, which she writes about in “The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History.”