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The History of Being Human

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...

Aug 20, 2022

Today we take a long, hard look at the great Anaximander, the second member of the Milesian School, and possibly one of the most influential thinkers of all time. 

The first metaphysician, the greatest astronomer of his age, the teller of time and builder of colonies, the man who dared disagree with his teacher and...

Jul 30, 2022

In this episode we begin a series on the beginnings of "Western" thought and science. We start with the catastrophy of the Mycenean Collapse, the Greek Dark Ages, and the Archaic Age, then continue with a discussion of Miletus and its most revered citizen, Thales.

Thales has left his mark on the planet with his work. As...