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.


Reanimated Corpses II: Ajivika Story Time – Indian History

It's story time: it's the adventures of the Ajivika's founder, Makkhali Gosala! We read selected episodes from the Bhagavati Sutra, a text written by one of the Ajivika's rival sects, the Jains. As you can imagine, it is not particularly friendly to Gosala. Hilarity ensures. And by the way, don't forget to review us on iTunes to get yourself drawn as a comic book character! Become our patron on Patreon at Maps, pics, references, and more at Music and graphic design by Rachel Westhoff.

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 2016-09-06  1h10m