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There are pieces of the past overlooked in polite society. Dirty History recounts the stories of the dispossessed, the criminals, the hapless victims, and the callous perpetrators through whom we see the most base aspects of our shared humanity. It's an exploration of those things that make us uncomfortable. RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:483035694/sounds.rss
 
Historian and journalist Tony Perrottet unearths sexual stories from throughout the ages. The series is modeled on the "secret cabinets" in Victorian museums, where medieval chastity belts, Renaissance pornography and perverse novels by the Marquis de Sade were hidden. Each episode will answer a burning question: How did Napoleon's penis end up in suburban New Jersey? Are champagne glasses modeled on Marie-Antoinette's breasts? How did you behave at one of Caligula's orgies? And what were Ca ...
 
Beyond Footnotes is a history-themed podcast on local KPSU, sponsored by Portland State University’s Department of History. Beyond Footnotes features interviews with the talented faculty and students of PSU, providing a forum for local historians to share their work with each other and the community. The show was formerly hosted by PSU history graduates, Christian Graham, Emile Nelson, Lily Hart, and Madelyn Miller and co-created by Ryan Wisnor and Joshua Justice of Dive Audio.
 
The latest thinking on health, fitness. exercise, and injuries, with Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks. Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.
 
An atypical piece of writing by Mark Twain, the short bawdy skit documents a conversion between Queen Elizabeth and several notable writers of the time, including Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Beaumont, Ben Jonson, and William Shakespeare. Despite first being published in 1880, the piece remained anonymous for a period of time, until it was later acknowledged by Twain in 1901 as his own. Comprised of humor, descriptive imagery, ribald connotations, and vulgar language, the faux conversation is ...
 
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(Lesley) Plague has taken over settlements throughout history, causing sickness and death to spread among the inhabitants. In 1665, one English town decided to stand against the resurging Plague. For 14 months, the Derbyshire town of Eyam self-isolated. No one was allowed in, no one as allowed out. Neighboring villages supported the isolated town b…
 
On Being an Internet Based Business • The Concept of Bag Appeal • Initiative 71 • Education, Power, and Providence • The Concept of an Educated Consumer • Consumer Interest / Consumer ProtectionTo learn more about District Derp follow them on Instagram @districtderp, or visit their website at https://districtderp.com/Dirty History is produced by Mu…
 
Paul and Howard talk about shoes and their consequences.. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here. Topics: Why do we wear shoes? The evolutionary history of the foot The anatomic consequences of shoe wear Mistakes people make buying athletic shoes The explosion is athletic shoe varieties, from minimalist shoes, to maximalist shoes, and everything i…
 
Civil War. Famine. Cholera. The Yemeni Civil War has been running for 6 years, and the casualties just keep rising. There is no end in sight. But why is there a war? Who's involved? And why do people keep posting about it on instagram? Will explains Yemen's brutal conflict here, in this latest 'Slightly More Informed' episode. Bellingcat Investigat…
 
(Josh) In the Bible, Jesus tells his disciples the following about the end of the world: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angles in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36). Despite this, William Miller, a popular minister in New York, preached that he had calculated the precise day on which the world would com…
 
Leverage the Power of Doubt • The Place of Critical Thinking in Education • On a Definition of Critical Thinking • Comparing Immersion and Infusion • The Application of Critical Thinking to Standing Curriculum • Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions • John Dewey and Reflective Thinking • MOOCs • Online Resources in Education • Discourse in the Age of…
 
Paul and Howard talk about surgical anesthesia with a special guest: Jon Bauman, Chief of Anesthesiology at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Westchester, New York. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here. Topics: What is anesthesia? Are you asleep? Where does your brain go? What do anesthesiologists do when patients are out? Local, regional, and ge…
 
Paul and Howard talk about rotator cuffs, those four muscles around your shoulder that often go awry and sometimes really hurt. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here. Topics: What are rotator cuffs anyway? Tossing, tools, and trees: the evolutionary history of shoulders What happens if part of your rotator cuff goes, you know, missing? Pretty muc…
 
(Lucy) The Aztecs are famous as conquerors, as sometime cannibals, and as, eventually, the conquered of an expanding European empire. This episode goes beyond human sacrifice to look at how Aztec beliefs about the body, religion, and nature were reflected in their practices of medicine and healing. Dismissed as sorcerers by some Spanish observers, …
 
We got lots of questions on our recent episode about air, exercise, and wildfires, so here is a short, deeper dive into the topic. We gave Howard the episode off, so I have a special guest, Christopher T. Migliaccio, a Research Assistant Professor in Immunology at the University of Montana. His main research interest is how environmental particulat…
 
Paul and Howard talk about air, exercise, lung function, and breathing in an age of wildfires and coronavirus. There is a fairly crap transcript here. Topics: Viruses and exercise A primer on lung function during exercise How much outdoor exercise is safe when air quality is lousy Best ways to limit your pollutant exposure Related Readings: Can air…
 
Paul and Howard talk about healthy aging, from cell death, to diet, to centenarians, and exercise in-between. Financial geek that he is, Paul sneaks in a little riff about pension fraud too. There is a fairly crap transcript here. Topics: Healthspan vs lifespan, squaring the curve Cellular housekeeping and whether it can be catalyzed Diets -- good,…
 
Paul and Howard talk about the doubt industry, medical skepticism, and Dr. Google as a force for good. Sometimes. Maybe. Topics: How views of medicine have changed over the last hundred years What is causing the current wave of medical skepticism? Data democratization vs ... other stuff Effect sizes, blockbuster therapies as parachutes, and the dec…
 
Paul and Howard talk about sports injury imaging, from x-rays and MRI, to ultrasound. Topics: What are the main tools for imaging injuries? When are these tools most useful? When are they not? Why Paul thinks he should be on a frequent imaging program The future of imaging, from machine learning, to handhelds, to potentially doing it less routinely…
 
“In Praise of Idleness” • Leisure in a Constructive Sense • Recreational Guilt • The Remembered Self • Productivity Bias • Instrumental Tasks • On the Value of Conversations • Shit Canning Street Epistemology • Mass Media and Critical Thinking • A Hypothetical Philosophy Curriculum • Making Sense • Defining Critical Thinking • Metacognition • Podca…
 
We pick up where Part 1 left off. Now we dive into pastiches and adaptations (and you all know what a difficult time Mike and Geordie have coming up with anything to say about film and TV!) More great stuff from our guests Peggy Perdue and Matt Burke. With a musical finale! The post The Final Problem Part 2 (Still not so final) appeared first on I …
 
Paul and Howard talk about their own current injuries, how and why they happened, why it's frustrating, and what they're doing to get past it. Maybe. Topics: What happened to Paul (plantar fasciitis) and to Howard (stress fracture) Why these injuries happened How we respond to injuries, a phases of grief model, with some shouting Getting to the oth…
 
(Lesley) In 1562, Spaniard Diego de Landa destroyed 5000 documents recording 800 years of Mayan religion, culture, and history. The Spanish claimed to be fighting black magic and only 4 pages survived their destruction. In this episode, Lesley tells the story of the burning and the consequence of these actions. Interested in our tips for Teaching w…
 
Paul and Howard talk about injuries, how and why they happen, and why they keep coming back. Topics: Why injuries happen Acute vs chronic injuries The origins of overuse problems Training errors and injury cycles Becoming a resilient athlete Readings: Running. Back to Basics. Base Building Training Errors and Other Causes of Tendinopathy in Runners…
 
What does America's current First Lady, Melania Trump, have in common with the consorts of history's great dictators -- Mussolini's mistress Clara Petacci, Eva Braun, Evita Peron. Imelda Marcos? Nina Burleigh, author of "The Trump Women: Part of the Deal" reveals all! A fascinating insight into everything that is screwed-up with US politics today.…
 
Recorded in the FOH Buckinghamshire Outpost via a secure line to the Beckenham Bunker, our intrepid hosts run their mouths (again) about recent political events. This could potentially be our last episode if we are to take cultural trends seriously, so listen fast before we are ourselves “toppled”! Full site and more episodes at footnotesofhistory.…
 
(Christine and Elizabeth) In our last episode we discussed revolutions in the United States and France, and this time we turn our eyes toward China and Russia. Here, our Summer Special crossover concludes with Christine and Elizabeth chatting with Pod Academy’s Gil and Rutger about 1965’s Dr. Zhivago and 1987’s The Last Emperor. Want Footnoting His…
 
Paul and Howard discuss how medicine is changing, and how some common procedures and ideas that were once accepted practice are being abandoned. They also talk about the merits of shouting at your legs, and whether it's possible to mainline red wine. Topics: Why some procedures become accepted practice, despite poor evidence The "six weeks" myth in…
 
In the 18th century, castrated Italian singers were sex symbols sought out by women across the courts of Europe. The most famous, Farinelli, lived like a rock start and has even had his own modern biopic. Learn why castrati were the bedroom idols of the era -- and listen to the only known recording of a castrato, made in the Vatican in 1902.…
 
Here we go! Part 1 of what will surely a very long Reichenbach fall indeed! Thanks to our special guests Peggy Perdue and Matt Burke who bring welcome new voices to this, part one of the final episode of Season 2. Happy listening! The post Ep. 26 – The Final Problem Pt. 1 – with Guests Peggy Perdue and Matt Burke appeared first on I Grok Sherlock.…
 
A survey of the forgotten milestones of modern love -- from the 1556 "discovery" of "the seat of a woman's delight" by Renaldo Columbus (no relation to Christopher) to the 18th century birth of "sex as we know it," the invention of pornography (1864), the first use of the word "homosexual" (1892), Virginia Woolf's vision that that the sexual revolu…
 
(Christine and Elizabeth) How do modern films portray revolutions? What are some of the things regularly included - and just as regularly left out? In the first of this special pair of episodes Elizabeth and Christine step away from their scripts and join Gil and Rutger of Pod Academy for a Summer Special conversation about 2000’s The Patriot and 2…
 
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