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Dead Ideas: The History of Extinct Thoughts and Practices

By 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.

Customer Reviews

The unknown unknowns

Is "weird history" a genre? It should be! This is the podcast that tells you about things you didn't know you didn't know... and does so in a fascinating and funny way. Be prepared to have your mind blown!

intriguing topic

It's always interesting to think about ideas and customs that used to seem perfectly normal to thousands of people but seem totally bizarre to us. This is a great podcast for thinking about why we do things the way we do them and how that's changed over time.

Weird stuff

A room full of weirdos talking about strange stuff. It's like being in your own living room with your friends. Highly intellectual and intelligent viewpoints on strange topics. I highly recommend Dead Ideas.