117 episodes

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.

Dead Ideas: The History of Extinct Thoughts and Practices Recorded History Podcast Network

    • History
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Liddler ,

Great topics engaging chat - testeria

After the first undead episode that were only ok, every other episode has been spot on, Stonehenge and anti-witches especially and really enjoying current hysteria.

A very knowledgeable group of friends talking about ideas once taken to be true and now know to not be.
I am not really into the PDT episodes, but that is just me and I can skip them and go onto the narrative ones.

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ThomasC3075 ,

Refreshing and Funny

This podcast is something we don't get a lot of with history podcasts, something light hearted and fun, they use the formula of the Lesser Bonaparte's but with their own formula, well worth listening to, also beer plugs are an automatic 5 stars for me

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