I found this via the LIS News site: The Faceless Historian. I love this stuff (being a history major at uni and all…). He pursues themes via a variety of seemingly-disconnected themes. this episode he links the philosophy of Epikouros (not just a foodie) to Franciscan friars who deposed a Pope to LSD, using the theme High on Life. As an aside, anyone with a passing interest in Greek philosophy should read this and this. It reminds me a little of the show Connections that I loved as a child where, for example it would be shown why WWI was caused by Dutch merchant vessels having control of the north Atlantic trade to the Americas in the seventeenth century.
The Faceless Historian’s latest post may be found here.