Dead Ideas: The History of Extinct Thoughts and Practices

We explore ideas and practices once believed to be true but no longer. Each dead idea is explored in all its glorious eccentricity. For example, discover miasma, the theory that plague comes from stinky air; or the medical diagnosis of hysteria, which holds that women's wombs wander around their bodies causing trouble. Join us on a fun romp through the history of ideas that didn’t quite stand the test of time.


Miasma II: Court Cases from a Plague Year – Italian History

It's story-time: Play peeping tom with us as we peak into some wild court cases from the plague-stricken Italy of 1630. And be sure to review us to get your portrait drawn! Become our patron on Patreon at Maps, pics, references, and more at Music and graphic design by Rachel Westhoff.

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 2016-10-09  58m