Customs. Culture. Context. is a podcast that explores a wide breadth of antiquated customs, concepts and beliefs that are deemed outrageous or immoral and are contrasted with today's society.
This episode will center around the bizarre pseudoscience known as bloodletting. Bloodletting has a fascinating history and a reveals the power of tradition and placebo. We will explore its ancient origins and examine its long descent to being accepted as a pseudoscience. The intro and outro music was provided by Luna Park.
This episode we will be exploring the practices of footbinding. We will discuss the conception of this practice as well as its fall into the realm of the taboo. We will examine the cultural beliefs of China and the various reasons why one would deform their body. Comparisons will be made between modern day body modification and ancient body modification. Intro and outro music was performed by Luna Park.