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The Allusionist

AD/BC

There’s a small matter I trip over regularly in the Allusionist:
Dates.
Not the fruit.

Specicially, the terms 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?

There’s more about the episode at http://theallusionist.org/abdc. This month, each of the Radiotopia shows is interpreting the theme Doing Time, to welcome the new member of the collective, Ear Hustle. Visit http://radiotopia.fm to hear all the Doing Time episodes, and to subscribe to Ear Hustle – you’ll hear a preview of it at the end of this episode.

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