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Historical Blindness is a podcast about history’s myths, mysteries, and misconceptions. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, pernicious conspiracy theory, mass delusion, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, host Nathaniel Lloyd searches for insights into modern religious belief and political culture. 

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    • 4.0 • 776 Ratings

Historical Blindness is a podcast about history’s myths, mysteries, and misconceptions. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, pernicious conspiracy theory, mass delusion, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, host Nathaniel Lloyd searches for insights into modern religious belief and political culture. 

    Ancient High Technology - Part Two: Electric Boogaloo

    Ancient High Technology - Part Two: Electric Boogaloo

    In the conclusion to this 2-part series, I look at claims about 18-19th century technology in antiquity, such as claims of ancient electrical devices, the Baghdad Battery and the Dendera Light, and Christopher Dunn's claims that the Great Pyramid was a power plant and a hydrogen maser.
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    • 51 min
    Ancient High Technology - Part One: The Archimedean Spiral

    Ancient High Technology - Part One: The Archimedean Spiral

    In the first half of a 2-part series examining claims of lost ancient high technology, I look at specific examples of advanced technology in the past that seems to have been lost to time, with a focus on the legendary inventions of Archimedes.
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    Find a transcript of this episode with source citations and related imagery at www.historicalblindness.com sometime before the release of the next episode.
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    Further support the show by giving a one-time gift at paypal.me/NathanLeviLloyd or finding me on Venmo at @HistoricalBlindness.Some music on this episode was licensed under a Blue Dot Sessions blanket license at the time of this episodes publication. Tracks include "Tarte Tatin," "Game Lands," "Cicle Vascule," "Delicates," and "Cicle Gerano."
    Additional music, including "Wake Up" and "Remedy for Melancholy," is by Kai Engel, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0).
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    • 40 min
    Pyramidiocy - Part Six: Pyramid Schemes

    Pyramidiocy - Part Six: Pyramid Schemes

    In the conclusion of this series on myths and misconceptions about pyramids and ancient Egypt, I finally talk about ancient astronaut claims, addressing the scifi/fantasy brand of pyramidology popularized on the History Channel and Joe Rogan.
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    Find a transcript of this episode with source citations and related imagery at www.historicalblindness.com sometime before the release of the next episode.
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    Some music on this episode was licensed under a Blue Dot Sessions blanket license at the time of this episodes publication. Tracks include "Cicle DR Valga," "Access Road 214," "Black Ballots," "Cicle Vascule," "Tarte Tatin," "Game Lands," "The Gran Dias," "Cherry Heath," "Delicates," "Access Road 442," "Rambling," and "Dusting."
    Additional music, including "Remedy for Melancholy," is by Kai Engel, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0).
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Pyramidiocy - Part Five: The Curse of the Pharaohs

    Pyramidiocy - Part Five: The Curse of the Pharaohs

    In the fifth part of this 6-part series on pyramid myths, 19th-century Egyptomania gives way to Tutmania and the fake news hoaxes of the early 20th century keep Egyptian myths popular among conspiracists, occultists, and psychic grifters.
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    Find a transcript of this episode with source citations and related imagery at www.historicalblindness.com sometime before the release of the next episode.
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    Check out my novel, Manuscript Found!  And check out the show merch, which make perfect gifts! 
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    Some background music, including "Remedy for Melancholy," "daemones," "daedalus," "Wake Up," and "Oneiri," is by Kai Engel, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0).

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    • 46 min
    Pyramidiocy - Part Four: Egyptomania

    Pyramidiocy - Part Four: Egyptomania

    In the fourth part of this 6-part series on pyramid myths, Western culture becomes obsessed with all things Egyptian in the 19th century, and thus the myths of the pyramids evolve and deepen.
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    Find a transcript of this episode with source citations and related imagery at www.historicalblindness.com sometime before the release of the next episode.
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    Check out my novel, Manuscript Found!  And check out the show merch, which make perfect gifts! 
    Further support the show by giving a one-time gift at paypal.me/NathanLeviLloyd or finding me on Venmo at @HistoricalBlindness.
    Some background music, including "Remedy for Melancholy," "daemones," "Comatose," and "daedalus," are by Kai Engel, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0).

    Additional Music:
    "Leaving Home" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 40 min
    Pyramidiocy - Part Three: The Book of Thoth

    Pyramidiocy - Part Three: The Book of Thoth

    In the third of pf this series on the myths of the pyramids, I trace the false stories about the monuments as they pass from Arabic folklore into European pseudohistory and the occult.
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    Find a transcript of this episode with source citations and related imagery at www.historicalblindness.com sometime before the release of the next episode.
    Pledge support on Patreon to get an ad-free feed with exclusive episodes!
    Check out my novel, Manuscript Found!  And check out the show merch, which make perfect gifts! 
    Further support the show by giving a one-time gift at paypal.me/NathanLeviLloyd or finding me on Venmo at @HistoricalBlindness.
    Some background music, including "Remedy for Melancholy," "Wake Up," "daemones," "Daylight PON II," "daedalus," "Comatose," and "Salue," are by Kai Engel, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0).
    Additional Music:
    "Dragon and Toast" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
776 Ratings

776 Ratings

ahahahayes ,

Interesting ideas. Weird delivery.

I do find a lot of your insights interesting. Dont always agree with your conclusions. You talk like you’re very angry, which is funny but is only listenable in small doses. Perhaps consider loosening up. Keep it up,nerd

Toon Link24 ,

I love it!

I really enjoy this podcast. It's a great way to learn history without having to do the reading yourself and the stories are always interesting. I don't know if you already have an episode about it, but could you do one about the Lost City of Alantis. And do you believe it's in the middle of the Saraha desert?

Vereiang ,

Good podcast

This is a very interesting podcast, the host definitely does a lot of research. The host colors most podcasts with his personal biases which can be annoying and off putting.

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