Tuesday, August 23, 2016
"Inciting Incident" Podcast on History for Atheists
Al Laiman from the "Inciting Incident" podcast enjoyed my chat with Thomas Smith a few weeks ago and decided to have me as a guest on his show. Unfortunately our first conversation failed to record, so we tried again last weekend and the podcast is now up. We cover some of the same ground as I did with Thomas, though I go into a little more detail on the myths around Galileo and the Great Library of Alexandria. We also discuss the likely psychology of why pseudo history appeals to people more than real history and look at the Jesus Myth thesis as a largely online phenomenon related to conspiracy theories.