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.


Episode 00 WTF Is This Podcast About

Announcing the upcoming release of our first honest-to-goodness episode, coming September 6th! Until then, please enjoy this short intro episode that explains what in the hell this podcast is going to be about. Become our patron on Patreon at


 2016-08-27  4m