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There's a small matter I trip over quite regularly in The Allusionist: dates.
Not the fruit.
Specificially the terminology BC and AD - Before Christ and Anno Domini ('the year of the Lord' ('the Lord' also being Christ)). How did Jesus Christ get to be all up in our system of counting the years?
This month, all the shows in the Radiotopia collective are releasing episodes interpreting Doing Time, to welcome our newest member: Ear Hustle, stories from inside prison, told and produced by those living it at San Quentin. Click here to listen to all the Doing Time episodes, and visit earhustlesq.com to subscribe to Ear Hustle - the first episode arrives on 14 June, and you can hear a preview at the end of this episode.
- Listener Trace sent me this very interesting piece about how language influences your perception of time.
- The case for switching over to the Holocene Era calendar.
- Switching over to the Gregorian calendar was a bit of a pain, especially for Sweden.
- About Greenwich Mean Time.
- How the railways standardized time.
- The French Revolutionary Calendar.
- How the days of the week and months got their names.
- New Year's Day: a moveable feast.
- Mercedonius: an often missing feast.
- There's a transcript of this episode at theallusionist.org/transcripts/adbc.
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