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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h5m. Bisher sind 167 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 18 hours 15 minutes


The All-Gay Army: Ancient Greece’s Sacred Band of Thebes: An Interview with James Romm

The Sacred Band of Thebes, comprised entirely of gay male…


 2021-06-07  n/a

 2020-05-30  n/a

Covid Cabana: Top 5 Ways to Have Fun Despite the Coronavirus

This episode goes out to all of you at home…


 2020-03-27  n/a

Fascism II: The Silver Legion: A Real American Fascist Movement – American History

Did you know America spawned its very own homegrown fascist…


 2019-11-18  n/a

Fascism I: What Is Fascism, and Is Trump It? – Modern History

TRIGGER WARNING: Politics. Today we explore what characterized early 20th-century…


 2019-11-04  n/a

Introducing Our New Show: The History of Sex!

It's here! It's finally here! After a full year of…


 2019-10-14  n/a

Best of the Best: Pulp Fiction/Da Derga’s Hostel Mashup – Irish History

It's another best of the best for you! This one…


 2019-08-25  n/a

 2019-06-30  n/a

 2019-05-26  n/a

Gender in Game of Thrones: Its Legacy

What will Game of Thrones be remembered for? I would…


 2019-05-19  n/a