Humanistic Paganism

Category: B. T. Newberg

[Dead Ideas] “Court Eunuchs”, by B. T. Newberg

Did you know that Byzantine culture recognized three genders? We talk about that and more in our new series on court eunuchs. Follow the spectacular rise and fall of these beardless Byzantines.

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[Dead Ideas] “Viking Shieldmaidens and Badass Women”, by B. T. Newberg

We’re continuing to explore the Viking world, and today we ask: did Viking women really fight? Were they truly badass?

In this episode, we bring you historical and archaeological evidence, and plenty of stories of women in the Viking Age.

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[Dead Ideas] “The Topless Renaissance”, by B. T. Newberg

It’s our first-ever dead fashion: the Reniassance trend of showing one boob! Believe it or not, that was an actual fashion among court ladies in France and beyond. That’s right, we’re really classing it up today. We’re talking about the topless Renaissance.

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[Dead Ideas] “Viking Berserkers”, by B. T. Newberg

They were the howling, shield-biting badasses of the Viking Age! Who were these frightening fighters? What were they really like? We’re exploring not only that but also the entire Viking world in which they lived in our new epic series on Viking berserkers!

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[Dead Ideas] “Dead Contraceptives, feat. Kelly Nussbaum”, by B. T. Newberg

We have a very special episode today: the first ever not hosted by me! Join guest host Kelly Nussbaum and me (as co-host) as we talk about all the ways women have tried to keep the bun out of the oven.

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