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Demystified | Deus Ex Machina
If it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.
Ashleigh Stiles
Published 06 May 2020
Demystified by Ashleigh Stiles

Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.

History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time.

Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.

EPISODE 27: DEUS EX MACHINA

Inventors are a cornerstone of human civilisation.

Our greatest gift is the ability to create, to teach, to learn, and to pass our inventions down to our descendants. Leonardo Da Vinci, Nichola Tesla, Ada Lovelace - all titans of human invention.

Our subject of today’s discussion is none of them. He was an inventor, of sorts, but his ideas were so strange that even those who followed him couldn’t fully grasp it.

It’s up to you to decide whether it’s possible to bring an automaton to life, with a genuine soul...

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