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Noel Armstrong
The History of Being Human
History, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, psychology, anthropology. The podcast that attempts to resurrect sense and meaning from the dust of a billion factoids.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 180 ratings
Love this show, can’t listen to anything else at the moment! Much Love, AF
adrwfree via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/20/21
Best podcast, ever
This is just a wonderful, funny, brilliant podcast. The series on the historical Jesus was utterly fascinating and totally new to me. The stuff in Mao was terrific but really it all is. I don’t like the interview pods, but just listening to Armstrong tell stories and speculate and...Read full review »
Crowell iTunes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/21
Who couldn’t like this show?
Truly. One of the best podcasts out there. I listen to shows multiple times. Great presentation, narration, humour and choice of topics. Noel is my hero. I turn all my friends onto this podcast.
Travellervet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/21
Recent Episodes
Published 01/15/22
A late entry into the worst people ever compendium, Tomas de Torquemada, the first and greatest Grand Inquisitor of The Spanish Inquisition.  A man who began with a broad national mandate to root out heretics and insincere converses, and ended so loathed by everyone in Spain that he needed armed...
Published 01/15/22
In this episode we conclude our series on the inquisition with the story of Joan of Arc with her three "trials:" 1. The Examination at Poitiers (link to a summary: 2. The 1431 Trial of Condemnation before the Inquisition...
Published 12/12/21
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