This week, Dr Joanne Paul chats with academic, author and broadcaster Dr Emma Wells. Emma is an ecclesiastical and architectural historian/buildings archaeologist, as well as public historian, specialising in the late medieval/early modern English parish church/cathedral, pilgrimage, the cult of saints, and the ‘senses’, as well as built heritage more generally. Joanne asks Emma what first got her excited about the world of public and academic history, and shares the impact her Grandmother had on her appreciation of the built environment, english parish churches in particular. Emma also talks about how she regards building as primary sources themselves, and speaks in detail about her upcoming book ‘Heaven on Earth: the lives & legacies of the world’s greatest cathedrals’. A Viral History Podcast. Hosted by Dr Joanne Paul, Produced by Paul Bradshaw, and Researched by Isabel Wilson.