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

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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.

Here’s what in store:

Court Eunuchs I: Third Gender of Byzantium
Court Eunuchs II: Call of Duty: Narses in the Nika Riots and Beyond
Court Eunuchs III: When in Rome: Narses and the Reconquest of Italy
Court Eunuchs IV: The Varangian Guard – An Interview with Robin Pierson
Court Eunuchs V: Sex in the City: Stories from Byzantium

Be sure to support the show at www.patreon.com/deadideaspod to get your portrait drawn!

Music and graphic design by Rachel Westhoff. Maps, pics, references and more at www.deadideas.net.

Image Credit: Rachel Westhoff

Dead Ideas is a podcast delivering history with humor. We explore ideas once believed to be true, but no longer. Each dead idea is explore in all its glorious eccentricity. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or at deadideas.net.

The Author

B. T. Newberg:  Since the year 2000, B. T. has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective. He has served as Education Director for the Spiritual Naturalist Society, where he created an online course in naturalistic spirituality (including Naturalistic Paganism!). His writings can also be found at Patheos and Pagan Square, as well as right here at HP.

He also hosts a podcast called Dead Ideas: The Podcast of Extinct Thoughts and Practices. It explores ideas once believed to be true, but no longer.

Professionally, he was an ESL teacher for 12 years and now works in customer service. After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, he currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.

After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.

After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.

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