[Dead Ideas] “Steampunk Rome”, by B. T. Newberg

[Dead Ideas] “Steampunk Rome”, by B. T. Newberg

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For our final series, we’re doing the steam technology of the ancient world that died and had to be resurrected in 18th-century Europe. How close was Rome to being able to construct a working steam locomotive? That may sound silly, but you won’t think so after this episode!

What’s more, we’ve got a whole series coming out on this surprising topic. Here’s what in store:

Steampunk Rome I: An Ancient Industrial Revolution (Almost)
Steampunk Rome II: The Industrial Revolution That Didn’t Happen (And Why Not)
Steampunk Rome III: Hellenistic Science, Hell Yeah
Steampunk Rome IV: The Great Library of Alexandria
Steampunk Rome V: A Pyrrhic Victory: The Death of Ancient Science
Steampunk Rome VI: Rome Industrial – An Interview with Jordan Harbour of Twilight Histories

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

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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