Historical Blindness

Nov 26 2020 37 mins 7.6k

The Historical Blindness podcast is a discussion of interesting and largely forgotten stories from our past, with a specific focus on demonstrating the inscrutability, the ineffability, and the unknowability of the past. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, mass delusion, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, we raise the question, “Can we trust history as we have received it?”









































































































A Very Historically Blind Christmas
Dec 18 2018 35 mins  
Happy Holidays! As promised, my Christmas Special is here, in which I examine the origin of Christmas traditions with special guest Brian Earl of the Christmas Past podcast. Check out his show and his website at ChristmasPast.media. All Christmas music on this episode is from composer Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com, licensed under Creative Commons. Attributions below: "Wish Background" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Oh Holy Night" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Angels We Have Heard on High" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






































































































4.3 • 4 Ratings

Sarah Barkai Oct 01 2020
Great podcast for history and conspiracy nerds, Nathaniel is both knowledgeable and entertaining :)

colorsofthestorm Jul 16 2020
This is quite possibly my favorite podcast ever. I'm always fascinated by historical mysteries or oddities, and this podcast hits all the right things! The host is clearly knowledgeable, and the storytelling is great. I'm always excited when a new episode comes out and I make sure to save it for a time I'll be able to enjoy it best.






Occam'sShavingGe Jul 02 2020
Unsubscribed over the podcast's promotion of a nefarious organisation causing real harm in our society. Black Lives Matter👎🏼 blavk lives matter👍🏼

ctr1881 Jul 09 2020
Love the podcast.