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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h5m. Bisher sind 167 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 18 hours 15 minutes

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Halloween in Ireland in 1886 – PDT3K – Irish History


Snap-apple! Dumb cake ceremony! Singeing your hair with candles! Never…


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 2016-10-23  57m
 
 

Still Arguing Against Miasma in 1901 – PDT3K – American History


In our latest installment of Public Domain Theater 3000, we…


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 2016-10-16  49m
 
 

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


It's story-time: Play peeping tom with us as we peak…


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 2016-10-09  n/a
 
 

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


It's story-time: Play peeping tom with us as we peak…


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 2016-10-09  58m
 
 

Miasma I: Plague and Mutated Air in Renaissance Italy – Italian History


Beware the foul air that causes plague! Put on your…


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 2016-10-02  n/a
 
 

Miasma I: Plague and Mutated Air in Renaissance Italy – Italian History


Beware the foul air that causes plague! Put on your…


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 2016-10-02  1h11m
 
 

“Savage” Man: Imagining Prehistory in 1873 – PDT3K – Modern History


We're back with Public Domain Theater 3000, where we read…


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 2016-09-25  1h6m
 
 

Ginormous Stone Circles II: Making Sense of Stonehenge – British History


Fun time, folks: We explore the many nutty and less-nutty…


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 2016-09-18  n/a
 
 

Ginormous Stone Circles II: Making Sense of Stonehenge – British History


Fun time, folks: We explore the many nutty and less-nutty…


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 2016-09-18  1h11m
 
 

Ginormous Stone Circles I: Stonehenge Builders of Neolithic Britain – British History


Do you feel like schlepping 4- to 25-ton stones across…


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 2016-09-11  n/a