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.

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Reanimated Corpses I: The Ajivika of Ancient India – Indian History


Ever feel like entering into somebody else's dead body and walking around in it for a while? Of course, you do! Travel with us back to ancient India in the 5th century BCE, where an ascetic religion called Ajivika believed you could totally do this. And be sure to review us on iTunes to get yourself drawn as a comic book character by us! See the website for citations, pics, and more: www.deadideas.net Become our patron on Patreon at www.patreon.com/deadideaspod.


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 2016-09-06  n/a