SciFriday: The Science of Ghosts

October 23, 2020

We discuss the influence of science on our belief in ghosts, from ancient Greek philosophers to the explosion of 19th century spiritualism.

SciFriday: Care and Feeding of the Dead

October 16, 2020

We’ve been conditioned to believe that the spirits are somehow more active at this season, but it wasn’t always so. This week, we discuss the ancient practice of ancestor veneration, including Celtic Samhain, Roman Parentalia,

SciFriday: The Gates of Hell

October 9, 2020

As Halloween approaches, we turn to the supernatural. This week, we discuss the concept of the gates of Hell.

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