Historical Blindness

A Society, Culture and History podcast
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The Historical Blindness podcast is a discussion of interesting and largely forgotten stories from our past, with a specific focus on demonstrating the inscrutability, the ineffability, and the unknowability of the past. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, mass hysteria, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, we raise the question, “Can we trust history as we have received it?”

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In this episode, I look at the Tunguska Event. This is a cosmic horror story about an explosion of mysterious origins in a remote wilderness. I tell the tale of the blast, its aftermath, its investigation over several decades, and the mystery that …
This is not a new episode of Historical Blindness, but it's not a "gotcha" April Fools prank either. In the spirit of the Great Comic Strip Switcheroo of 1997, I and a few other like-minded podcasters are hosting classic episodes on each other's fe…
As a companion piece to my episode on the Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, I look at another influential but dubious anti-Catholic book. In The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop crafts a far reaching conspiracy theory founded on a questionable underst…

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StrangeAnimal reviewed this podcast on Jun 7th, 2018
"Interesting topics told in careful detail, with wry humor."

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Oct 9th, 2016
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Apr 9th, 2019
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