Humanistic Paganism

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[Dead Ideas] “Russian Serfdom II: Serf World: Life on Serf Commune – RPG”, by B. T. Newberg

What was life like on a Russian serf commune? Experience it today in our very first role-playing game episode! That’s right, we’re doing this as an RPG for an even more immersive experience. Be sure to support the show at to get your portrait drawn!

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[Dead Ideas] “Russian Serfdom I: You Got Serfed! – The Rise of Serfdom in Russia”, by B. T. Newberg

What is serfdom, and why did Russia take it up just as it was dying out elsewhere in Europe, then keep it all the way up till the mid-19th-century? This institution of near-slavery is the focus of our new epic series. Today, find out how you got serfed!

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Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part Three: Preparing to Encounter the Specters by Émile Wayne

Part Three will move us from the speculative and theoretical discussion of specters into more practical, ethical considerations. First, we need to think about why these encounters are necessary, and how to prepare for an ethically sound, constructive encounter.

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[Dead Ideas] “Buddy Genghis: Christian King of the East Prester John”, by B. T. Newberg

Why did medieval Christians think the Mongols were Christians coming to team up with their Crusader bros to kick some Muslim butt? Well, it had to do with a fake news story about a certain legendary king called Prester John……

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[Dead Ideas] “Geis VII Finale: Quentin Tarantino’s The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel”, by B. T. Newberg

This one has it all: romance, plunder, mimes – and it all ends in a bloodbath! This story is without doubt the Pulp Fiction of medieval Irish literature, so here it is: The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel, told in the style of Quentin Tarantino! With a soundtrack by Brooklyn band Twin Guns!

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