Historical Blindness dredges up interesting and largely forgotten stories from our past, with a specific focus on demonstrating the inscrutability, the ineffability, the unknowability of the past by examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, mass hysteria, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, such as apocryphal accounts that contravene accepted history, thereby raising the question, “Can we trust history as we have received it?” With the purpose not only of calling attention to history’s untrustworthiness but also the fallibility of our own education and memory, we shall also occasionally examine stories from our past that reflect directly upon the events of modern day with the intention of raising the question, “Have we learned nothing from received history?”
This podcast strikes a truly resounding chord… Well thought out, well produced and supremely fascinating. Can’t wait to hear the next one!T.A.A.DListener
Fantastic production values! Lloyd has a great voice and can tell one mean story.jab2011Listener
A powerful story teller. This is one of the greats.Angel cake 2805Listener
I have heard Nathan recount stories from great authors before and am genuinely excited to see he is embarking on this quest and passion.claymohrListener
Historical Blindness the podcast and blog is the brainchild of Nathaniel Lloyd, alumnus of the Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing MFA program and author of a series of historical novels.