Dead Ideas: The History of Extinct Thoughts and Practices

A Society, Culture and History podcast
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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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Last time we delved into the History of History Podcasting, and now we are giving you the full interview with none other than the host of Hardcore History, Dan Carlin. For the rest of the full interviews, check out our Patreon feed at www.patreon.…
Last time we delved into the History of History Podcasting, and now we are giving you the full interview with none other than the host of Hardcore History, Dan Carlin.For the rest of the full interviews, check out our Patreon feed at www.patreon.co…

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Podcast Details
Started
Aug 27th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 31st, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
140
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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