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.
Title: Serfdom V: Soviet Workfarm vs. Serf Commune: An Interview with Kristaps Andrejsons – Russian History
April 2nd, 2017
How did the Soviet kolkhoz, or collective farm, stack up against the serf commune? Here to help us understand is Kristaps Andrejsons from the podcast… Go to Episode
October 1st, 2017
Dr. Noah Charney of the University of Ljubljana joins us today to talk about artistic freedom under Tito. Former Yugoslav Srdjan Perisic also joins us… Go to Episode
March 31st, 2019
The end is nigh! Or so they've been saying since the year 1000 A.D. Today, Neil Eckart of the podcast War and Conquest tells us about millenarianism,… Go to Episode
April 28th, 2019
What's it like to make a podcast? Sam Hume of the new show Pax Britannica talks with me about all the ups and downs of podcasting. Check out Sam's show.… Go to Episode