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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.0 stars from 188 ratings
Disappointing
These guys don’t really do much work on their subjects on the episodes I’ve listened to. I was young also once and I have sympathy for their predicament however I don’t recommend this podcast.
Nyarl de la Thotep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/22
Political
Guy trying to put 2020’s woke morals on people who lived centuries ago. Has limited knowledge of historical context.
Artbellfan1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/21
Painful
He keeps laughing at the “stupidity” of 18th century people around women issues. Does he not realize how vaginas work? Every month, blood comes out of them. And when they have a baby, it needs to eat. Before tampons/pads, pumping/refrigeration, baby formula, most woman would be leaking...Read full review »
Beccaaz746 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/21
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