Historical Blindness

By Nathaniel Lloyd

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Episodes: 182


 Nov 22, 2019


 Mar 27, 2019

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Historical Blindness is a podcast about history’s myths, mysteries, and misconceptions. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, pernicious conspiracy theory, mass delusion, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, host Nathaniel Lloyd searches for insights into modern religious belief and political culture. 

Episode Date
Scatterbrained: The Bible Code Craze
May 21, 2024
"An Idle and Most False Imposition"; The Shakespeare Authorship Question - Part Four: "The Truth Will Out."
May 14, 2024
"An Idle and Most False Imposition"; The Shakespeare Authorship Question - Part Three: Oxford's Ghost
May 07, 2024
"An Idle and Most False Imposition"; The Shakespeare Authorship Question - Part Two: The Baconian Heresy
Apr 30, 2024
"An Idle and Most False Imposition"; The Shakespeare Authorship Question - Part One: Drama's God
Apr 23, 2024
The Oak Island Scheme - Part Two: The Cursed Treasure Fraud feat. Dr. Sean Munger
Apr 09, 2024
The Oak Island Scheme - Part One: The Legend of the Money Pit feat. Dr. Sean Munger
Mar 26, 2024
Before Columbus - Part Two: False Claims
Mar 12, 2024
Before Columbus - Part One: First Contact
Feb 27, 2024
Introducing: Even the Royals
Feb 22, 2024
West of Vinland: The Controversy of the Kensington Runestone
Feb 13, 2024
The Lost Colony - Part Two: The Dare Stones (UPDATED and REMASTERED VERSION of episode 2)
Feb 06, 2024
The Legend of the Bermuda Triangle - Part Two: Dead Reckoning
Jan 30, 2024
The Lost Colony - Part One: The Secret Token (UPDATED VERSION of episode 1)
Jan 23, 2024
The Legend of the Bermuda Triangle - Part One: A Watery Grave
Jan 16, 2024
The Historical Jesus and the Myths of Christ Mythicism (Another Historically Blind Xmas Special!)
Dec 25, 2023
Special Presentation: The Constant's "The War on Christmas"
Dec 12, 2023
The Mushroom Kingdom: The Entheogen Theory of Religion
Nov 28, 2023
Patreon Release: PlyMYTH Rock
Nov 23, 2023
Technological Angels: The Religious Dimension of UFO Belief
Nov 14, 2023
UFO Whistleblowers: An American Tradition, Part Three - Bob Lazar
Oct 31, 2023
UFO Whistleblowers: An American Tradition, Part Two - Bill Cooper
Oct 17, 2023
UFO Whistleblowers: An American Tradition, Part One - Donald Keyhoe and John Lear
Oct 03, 2023
Raging Against the Machine: Thoughts on Technofear and Luddism
Sep 19, 2023
The Hunt for Lost Nazi Gold Trains
Sep 05, 2023
The Piltdown Fraud: Fundamentalists' Favorite Fake Fossil
Aug 22, 2023
The Forging of the Crystal Skulls
Aug 08, 2023
The Source of the Fountain of Youth Myth
Jul 25, 2023
The Search for Cities of Gold
Jul 11, 2023
The Thrust of the Holy Lance of Longinus
Jun 27, 2023
The Quest for the Truth of the Holy Grail
Jun 13, 2023
The Hidden Ones: Sect of Assassins
May 30, 2023
The Myth of the Thuggee Cult
May 16, 2023
The Key to the Secrets of King Solomon (an Encyclopedia Grimoria Volume)
May 02, 2023
The Whereabouts of the Lost Ark of the Covenant
Apr 18, 2023
Infektion: Operation DENVER and the Engineering of AIDS Conspiracy Legends (featuring Dr. Douglas Selvage)
Apr 04, 2023
Breaking News: The Hitler Diaries Fiasco
Mar 21, 2023
The Specter of Hitler's Survival
Mar 07, 2023
The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping - Part Two: Cemetery John
Feb 21, 2023
The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping - Part One: The Eaglet
Feb 07, 2023
The Business Plot - Part Two: The Bankers Gold Group
Jan 24, 2023
The Business Plot - Part One: The Bonus Army
Jan 10, 2023
A Very Historically Blind Xmas: The Iconic Christ
Dec 20, 2022
"The Mystery of D.B. Cooper" by History Daily (Special Presentation)
Dec 06, 2022
Lilith, the Phantom Maiden
Nov 22, 2022
Omens, Charms, and Rituals: A History of Superstition
Nov 08, 2022
The Revenants: Part Two - VAMPIRES in Fantasy
Oct 25, 2022
"The Blood Gospel" by The Conspirators Podcast (Special Presentation)
Oct 18, 2022
The Revenants: Part One - VAMPIRES in Reality
Oct 04, 2022
The Enigmatic Kingfish. Huey Long
Sep 20, 2022
The Perils of American Democracy
Sep 06, 2022
Stranger Things Have Happened - Part Three: The Philadelphia Experiment and the Montauk Project
Aug 23, 2022
Stranger Things Have Happened - Part Two: Psychic Spies
Aug 09, 2022
Stranger Things Have Happened - Part One: MK-Ultra and CIA Mind Control
Jul 26, 2022
Gun Violence in America: A Cultural History
Jul 12, 2022
The Deluge and the Ark Seekers
Jun 21, 2022
The Secrets of Enoch - An Apocryphal Catechism
Jun 07, 2022
The Myth of a Lost Mound Builder Race
May 24, 2022
No Bones About It! Part Two: GIANTS in the "New" World
May 10, 2022
No Bones About It! Part One: GIANTS in the Old World
Apr 26, 2022
The Lost Empire of Tartaria
Apr 05, 2022
Oswald and the JFK Assassination - Part Four: The Vigilante
Mar 22, 2022
Oswald and the JFK Assassination - Part Three: The Lone Gunman
Mar 08, 2022
Oswald and the JFK Assassination - Part Two: The Activist
Feb 22, 2022
Oswald and the JFK Assassination - Part One: The Defector
Feb 08, 2022
The Coup on Cape Fear - Part Two: Red Shirt Riot
Jan 25, 2022
The Coup on Cape Fear - Part One: The Dark Scheme
Jan 05, 2022
A Very Historically Blind Christmas Carol
Dec 21, 2021
A Defense of the 1619 Project
Nov 23, 2021
Curriculum Controversies in America
Nov 09, 2021
The Demoniacs: The True Spirit of Possession and Exorcism
Oct 26, 2021
False Prophecy: The Mark of the Beast - 666
Oct 12, 2021
The Rise and Fall of the Society of Jesus: Part Two - The Man Beyond the Mountains
Sep 28, 2021
The Rise and Fall of the Society of Jesus: Part One - The Black Legend of the Jesuits
Sep 14, 2021
The Fate of Ludwig II: Part Two - The Mad King (A Royal Blood Mystery)
Aug 31, 2021
The Fate of Ludwig II: Part One - The Fairytale King (A Royal Blood Mystery)
Aug 17, 2021
UFO Disinfo: Part Three - The Bennewitz Deception
Aug 03, 2021
UFO Disinfo: Part Two - The Washington Flyovers and the CIA
Jul 13, 2021
UFO Disinfo: Part One - Roswell, Maury Island and Beyond
Jun 29, 2021
The Beautiful Corpse of Helen Jewett
Jun 08, 2021
Unfit to Print; or A History of Bad News: the Party Press, Penny Papers, and Yellow Journalism
May 25, 2021
EXTRA! EXTRA! Extra-Terrestrial Hoaxes!
May 11, 2021
Hidden Bodies: A Brief and Incomplete History of Astronomical Discovery
Apr 27, 2021
Anti-Vaccinationism, a Historical Hindrance to Herd Immunity
Apr 13, 2021
The Story of Chevalier d'Eon and the Inadequacy of the Historical Analysis of Transgender Identity
Mar 30, 2021
Written in Stone: The Archaeological Frauds of Pre-Columbian Trans-Oceanic Contact Theories
Mar 09, 2021
The Abode of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Part Two: Diaspora
Feb 23, 2021
The Abode of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Part One: Conquest
Feb 09, 2021
The Epistle of Prester John
Jan 26, 2021
Patron Minisode Release: Little Caesar Lost
Jan 19, 2021
Hermes Trismegistus, Father of Alchemy (An Encyclopedia Grimoria volume)
Jan 05, 2021
A Very Historically Blind Christmas III: The Epiphany of the Magi
Dec 22, 2020
The Eleventh Hour: Presidential Pardon Power
Dec 08, 2020
Patron Exclusive Release: The Thanksgiving Mythos
Nov 26, 2020
Circuit Riders, Midnight Appointments, and Packed Benches: A History of the Supreme Court
Nov 24, 2020
The Smoke-Filled Room: Contested Elections in America
Nov 10, 2020
A Rediscovery of Witches, Part Two: The Moon Goddess and the Cunning Folk
Oct 27, 2020
A Rediscovery of Witches, Part One: The Hammer and the Horned God
Oct 13, 2020
The Illuminati Illuminated, Part Two: The Order in America
Sep 29, 2020
PATREON MINISODE: A Dark Day Indeed
Sep 22, 2020
The Illuminati Illuminated, Part One: The Order's Origins
Sep 15, 2020
The Murder of Lord Darnley, Part Two: The Casket Letters (A Royal Blood Mystery)
Sep 01, 2020
The Murder of Lord Darnley, Part One: The Vipers' Nest (A Royal Blood Mystery)
Aug 18, 2020
The Jansenist Miracles of Enlightenment France, Part Two: The Convulsionnaires
Jul 28, 2020
The Jansenist Miracles of Enlightenment France, Part One: The Thaumaturges
Jul 14, 2020
The Feat of the Flying Friar: St. Joseph of Cupertino
Jun 09, 2020
In the Footsteps of the Wandering Jew: Anti-Semitic Canards in the Coronavirus Era
May 26, 2020
Cocoliztli: The Mystery Pestilence
May 12, 2020
Blind Spot: Drake's Plate, a Brazen Plot
Apr 14, 2020
The Unbelievable History of the Ancient and Honorable E Clampus Vitus
Mar 31, 2020
Gnostic Genesis (An Apocryphal Catechism)
Mar 17, 2020
Zoroaster, the First Magus (An Encyclopedia Grimoria Volume)
Mar 03, 2020
The End of Edward II, Part Two: The Hermit King (A Royal Blood Mystery)
Feb 18, 2020
The End of Edward II, Part One: The Iron Virago (A Royal Blood Mystery)
Feb 04, 2020
A Very Historically Blind Christmas II: Father Christmas
Dec 16, 2019
PATREON MINISODE: Alfred Russel Wallace; Man of Science, Man of Pseudoscience
Nov 26, 2019
Shadow of the Werewolf, Part Two: The Salve and the Sabbat
Oct 29, 2019
Shadow of the Werewolf, Part One: Killer on the Road
Oct 15, 2019
The Chronological Revision Chronicles, Part Three: The Hardouin Conspiracy and the Newton Piracy
Oct 01, 2019
The Chronological Revision Chronicles, Part Two: The Velikovsky Catastrophe
Sep 17, 2019
The Chronological Revision Chronicles, Part One: The Fomenko Timeline
Sep 03, 2019
The Wrong Side of History: Holocaust Denial and Its Fallacies
Aug 13, 2019
Nazi Occultism, Part Three: The Hunt for a Hyperborean Heritage
Jul 30, 2019
Nazi Occultism, Part Two: The Death's Head Cult
Jul 16, 2019
Nazi Occultism, Part One: The Myth of the Aryans
Jul 02, 2019
The Monster of Loch Ness: Delusion or Denizen of the Deep?
Jun 11, 2019
Leviathan, the Great Sea Serpent, Part 2: Into the Chaos Waters
May 28, 2019
Leviathan, the Great Sea Serpent, Part One: Here Be Dragons
May 14, 2019
Blind Spot: The Great Dying and the Chicxulub Crater
Apr 23, 2019
Terror over Tunguska: The Siberian Blast of 1908
Apr 09, 2019
Blind Spot: A Tale of Two Babylons
Mar 26, 2019
Maria Monk and Her Awful Disclosures
Mar 12, 2019
Patron Exclusive Blindside Episode: Murder in the Red Barn
Mar 05, 2019
Blind Spot: The Jowers Affair
Feb 26, 2019
The Killing of Dr. King, Part Three: Ray's Reasons
Feb 12, 2019
The Killing of Dr. King, Part Two: The Legend of Raoul
Jan 29, 2019
The Killing of Dr. King, Part One: A Dream Defied
Jan 15, 2019
A Very Historically Blind Christmas
Dec 18, 2018
A Conversation with Mike Dash
Dec 04, 2018
Blind Spot: Tracking the Devil in Devon
Oct 30, 2018
The Diabolical Features of Spring-Heeled Jack
Oct 16, 2018
The Myth and Mystery of Christopher Columbus
Oct 02, 2018
Blind Spot: Charles Dellschau and His Extraordinary Sonora Aero Club
Sep 18, 2018
The Phantom Airships of 1890s America
Sep 04, 2018
The Memorable Arrest of Martin Guerre
Aug 21, 2018
The Campden Wonder; or, The Supposed Murder of William Harrison
Aug 07, 2018
Blind Spot: Little Dauphin Lost
Jul 24, 2018
The Bastard Princes in the Bloody Tower; Part Two, The Skeletons Under the Stairs
Jul 10, 2018
The Bastard Princes in the Bloody Tower; Part One, Pretenders to the Throne
Jun 26, 2018
Blind Spot: Babes in the Wailing Wood
Jun 12, 2018
The Lost Youth of St. Martin's Land, or Woolpit's Green Children
May 29, 2018
Blind Spot: The Beloved Disciple and the Authorship of John
May 15, 2018
Eustache Dauger, the Secret Prisoner in the Velveteen Mask (aka the Man in the Iron Mask)
May 01, 2018
Blind Spot: The Secret of Rennes-le-Château and Abbé Saunière’s Riches
Apr 17, 2018
The Priory of Sion and the Quest for the Holy Grail, or Lincoln's Links and Plantard's Plans
Apr 03, 2018
The Marian Apparition of Guadalupe and Her Fantastical Portrait
Mar 20, 2018
The Turin Shroud: Divine Likeness or Bogus Relic?
Mar 06, 2018
Blind Spot: The Great Los Angeles Air Raid and the Secret Memos of Majestic 12
Feb 20, 2018
Blind Spot: Three Men Gone from Eilean Mor, the Missing Keepers of the Flannan Isles Light
Jan 23, 2018
The Carroll A. Deering, Ghost Ship of Cape Hatteras
Jan 09, 2018
Blind Spot: The Terrible within the Small; or, The Fabrication of the Learned Elders of Zion and the Forgery of Their Protocols
Dec 26, 2017
Bloody Libel; or, the Slaughter and Sacralization of Young William of Norwich
Dec 12, 2017
The Specter of Devil Worship, Part Two
Oct 31, 2017
The Specter of Devil Worship, Part One
Oct 24, 2017
Jubal Early's Lost Cause
Oct 10, 2017
Blind Spot: The Loss of Theodosia Burr Alston
Sep 26, 2017
The Trial of Levi Weeks for the Murder of Elma Sands
Sep 12, 2017
Blind Spot: Swift's Lost Silver Mine and Dorr's River of Gold
Aug 29, 2017
Joseph Mulhatton: The Liar Laureate of the World
Aug 15, 2017
Blind Spot: Tutelary Spirits
Aug 01, 2017
The White Ladies of German Lore
Jul 18, 2017
Blind Spot: The Lady of the Haystack
Jul 03, 2017
Kaspar Hauser, Part Two: Princeling
Jun 20, 2017
Blind Spot: Princess Caraboo of Javasu
Jun 05, 2017
Kaspar Hauser, Part One: Foundling
May 23, 2017
Blind Spot: The Oberfohren Memorandum and the Ernst Confession
May 09, 2017
Firebrand in the Reichstag!
Apr 25, 2017
Blind Spot: The Codex of Rohonc
Apr 11, 2017
The Found Manuscript of Wilfrid Voynich
Mar 23, 2017
The Dancing Plague
Feb 24, 2017
The Lost Colony - Part Two: The Dare Stones
Jan 23, 2017
The Lost Colony - Part One: The Secret Token (UPDATED and REMASTERED VERSION)
Dec 23, 2016