73. The Black Death (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the characteristics of the plague and pre-modern medicine, as well as the Justinian Plague of the 6th century. 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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70. Astronomy (Part 2)

In this episode we pick up after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire to explore advances in astronomy made in India and the Middle East before returning to Europe for the scientific revolution and following great astronomers like Kepler, Newton, and Hubble into the 20th century. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please […]

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69. Astronomy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss ancient astronomy, beginning with a brief foray into pre-history and working our way through the golden age of Greek astronomy. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, and Perry for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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Notes: Episode 49, Conspiracy Theories (Part 1)

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.   10:43 – “Millennialism” is correct as I present it here. What was throwing me off here is something “millenarianism”, which is a less specific belief that there will be societal upheaval of some sort every 1,000 years, and of which millennialism is a specific type. I […]

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49. Conspiracy Theories (Part 1)

In this anthology episode we cover both the moon landing conspiracy theories and the phantom time conspiracy theory. Rebecca Bleskie joins as guest.

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The Rachni Wars

In this episode we discuss the Rachni Wars and the resulting Krogan uplifting, as well as the ensuing Krogan rebellions and eventual deployment of the biological weapon known as the genophage. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 44, Surgery (Part 2)

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.   12:05 – The best I can do on cannabis being used in traditional Chinese medicine to aid both yin and yang is a hard “maybe”. Part of the problems of discussing TCM, just as there are with any traditional medicines, is that you can have well-respected […]

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44. Surgery (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the problems of anesthesia, antisepsis, and blood loss in surgery, as well as some modern surgery milestones. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 43, Surgery (Part 1)

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.   14:02 – Notable victims of bloodletting include King Charles II and George Washington. It was really quite popular, and possibly even more likely to be used on someone well-to-do than a lower class person who couldn’t afford the luxury of a doctor or even a barber […]

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43. Surgery (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss ancient surgery, as well as the first major hurdle to its modernization: a proper understanding of human anatomy. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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