The Great Flood

From tales of Utnapishtim and Noah to Yü and Manu, everyone loves a good mythical deluge. But why are flood myths so important? What sort of natural phenomena could cause the sort of massive flooding likely to resonate through the heritage memories of a flood-traumatized civilization? Join Robert and Christian for a Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration.

The Great Flood

Image Caption: An illustration from a mid-19th century copy of Grand Catechisme des Familles. (Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis via Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: religion, Geology, christian sager, science, myth, history