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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Aug 27, 2019

For 220 years, the Cassini family was among the most powerful and influential scientific dynasties of Europe.  In we look at their work and lives in the period of Louis XIV, the sun King, through the end of the Bourbon monarchy.


Jun 10, 2019

In this episode we look at cartography in the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean Basin with an eye to understanding the role and purpose of maps and mapping.


May 23, 2019

We explore the connection between maps and other cultural ideas and technologies such as language, writing and time to see how the physical artifacts arise out of abstract conceptual constructs.


May 8, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the development and use of basic navigational tools and how they lead to map knowledge in ancient cultures.


Mar 25, 2019

Wherein we look at mapping as a human activity and begin our exploration of the evidence of the earliest maps known.