Notes: Episode 112, Alan Turing

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information. 4:32 – John and Alan were the only two children – I didn’t miss any here. 5:26 – I’m still rather confused as to why “public school” refers to a private institution in Britain while what I grew up calling a public school would be called a […]

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112. Alan Turing & Enigma

In this episode we discuss the life of Alan Turing and his impact on both the discipline of computer science and the Allied code-breaking effort in the Second World War. Kevin Miller returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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104. Timekeeping (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the evolution of the modern Gregorian calendar, as well as the engineering developments necessary to create modern clocks. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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103. Timekeeping (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss various ancient calendar methods, as well as the forerunners of clocks across different cultures. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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95. The Satanic Panic

In this episode we discuss the belief in the 1980s that an internationally organized Satanic cult was a threat to society, shaping attitudes toward music, games, psychology, and more. Rebecca Bleskie returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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86. Victorian Occultism (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss modern occultism, from its beginnings in the ashes of the hermetic traditions to its peak fervor under charismatic figures like Aleister Crowley, finally taming into Wicca and modern paganism on a path to the modern New Age movement. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the […]

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85. Victorian Occultism (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss spiritualism – a Christian-based belief system involving contact with the dead that spread across the United States and Europe as part of the same movement that gave rise to Mormonism. We also discuss the cultural reaction to spiritualism and the pervasive phenomenon of stage mediums and private seances. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the […]

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84. Alchemy (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the return of alchemy to Europe through the translation of Arabic texts, the revelation of the 15th century rediscovery of the original Greek texts, and the demise of alchemy as a discipline at the hands of the scientific revolution. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please […]

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83. Alchemy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the Egyptian and Greek foundations of alchemy and how it relates to other scientific and philosophical disciplines of the time before moving into the advances made by the Islamic world. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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74. The Black Death (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the devastating effect the Black Death had when it finally arrived in Europe in the mid-14th century, as well as the massive cultural fallout that resulted. Colin Oliver returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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