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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.

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

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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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hoi.polloi ,

A most intelligent podcast

As far as intellectual podcasts go, this group is hard to beat. Distinct voices dryly draw from academic texts on obscure subjects; lending seriously (and comically) powerful imaginations for us to play together with (as it turns out, not so dead) ideas. The snarky title is well picked and matches the humor of the show, which comes across as a geeky but strong, real but distantly felt empathy for beliefs the hosts might have enjoyed rejecting (but with the chivalry of the most well-mannered undertakers).

The harsh echo, the many "uhms" and the dead air kicked my ears out of the show in the first season (the first couple episodes), but this is almost the authentic "living room chat" experience they get to by the second season. I very much look forward to future episodes!

If you are even less devoted to allocutions or you enjoy gossipy controversy within academia, you might also enjoy 'The Clues Chronicle', which is a podcast about corporate news that turns out to be forensically dubious, and which is made by their close friend (myself). Take these together and stir for a dizzying reassessment of the past and now. :)

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