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The History of Being Human

Jan 25, 2023

Alexander was a prodigy in all things military and administrative, as unaccountably great in his own field as Mozart was in music or Michelangelo in art. By age 32, he had conquered the mightiest empire ever known and extended the boundaries of his kingdom to the edges of the known world.

Against men, beasts, and entire...


Jan 10, 2023

At the age of 44, Friedrich Nietzsche, one of the most influential philosophers and writers of his age, suffered a psychotic breakdown. For the next 11 years until his death from pneumonia, he evidenced profound dementia and was totally dependent on the care of others.

For many years Nietzsche's decline was blamed on...


Nov 21, 2022

Even King Tut had a mother. Once. And not for very long, it seems.

This episode is actually several mysteries in one. Who was King Tut's mother?  Why did she die, esecially so young? Was it sickness, childbirth, accident, or murder most foul?

A story of 18th Dynasty Egypt, tomb robbers, trauma before and after death,...


Oct 31, 2022

Tutankhamen died at 19 years old. No one is sure why or how.  His tomb, his mummy, and his DNA offer some tantalizing clues, but no definitive answer.  

Here is the life and death of one of the best known mummies, from one of the least known Pharohs, in ancient history; a dive deeper than any other podcast is capable or...


Oct 11, 2022

The third and final member of the Milesian school, once considered the weak little sister of the philosphers, now appreciated in all his Air-udite glory.

This is his story, as we have it, which may or may not correlate roughly to some things he actually said or did.

As a synthesizer of the works of Thales and...