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Read transcript of Ep 11: Enlightenment

Old English handwriting, protesting the death of a deer.

Follow this link to hear the episode & read the show notes. Transcription by Amy Carpenter.

[Traffic and building noise]

Ian McDonald [in Paris]:

We’re in the courtyard of the brick and stone baroque Hotel Tubeuf in Paris, now being renovated as the headquarters of the National Library of France.

But from here the French East India Company in the 18th Century controls swathes of India, unwittingly connecting the ideas of ahimsa and vegetarianism with the Paris of Voltaire and Rousseau.

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Read transcript of Ep 10: Revolution

Old printed text introducing "A treatise of most sorts of ENGLISH HERBS"

Follow this link to hear the episode & read the show notes. Transcription by Amy Carpenter.

[Sound of birds]

Sherwin Everett:

This is an Indian flapshell turtle. And it was run over by a car.

Ian [to Everett]:

Oh my goodness. So it survived.

Everett:

So it’s got a crack half way down the shell. We’ve done a wiring. We drilled holes alongside the crack. And so the screws [go] into that. [voice fades to background]

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Read transcript of Ep 9: Renaissance

Angled close up of title of old printed work in Latin

Alternatively, follow this link to hear the episode & read the show notes. Transcription by Amy Carpenter.

[A woman sings passionately in Italian, backed by a Renaissance orchestra. Continues in background]

Ian McDonald:

Prosperina, the Queen of Hades, is swayed by the singing of Orpheus and begs Hades to return his wife, in Monteverdi’s 1607 opera.

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Read Transcript of Ep 8: Contacts

Devangari text. (from Bhanuchandra Gani)

Alternatively, follow this link to hear the episode & read the show notes. Transcription by Amy Carpenter.

[A group of men chant. A bell chimes.]

Ian [speaking over the chanting, which fades down]:

Jain evening prayers at Hutheesing temple, in Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat, north west India.
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Read transcript of Ep 7: Heresies

Old Turkik Handwriting (Manichean Sermon)

Alternatively, follow this link to hear the episode & read the show notes. Transcription by Amy Carpenter.

[Buddhist chanting. Starting with musical percussion sounds – tapping and small cymbals. Then a Buddhist begins to chant, then a large group join in.]

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