Wiser World

This is a brief summary of the Indian holiday of Holi. I share about the origins of the holiday, the traditions and celebrations, and the foods that are often made.
*CORRECTION: In this episode I talk about how Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, when in reality the gods and goddesses of Hinduism are actually embodiments of one main god. Thus is appears polytheistic, but the system of Hinduism is monotheistic. 

Special thanks to Aarti and Aditya for their help in answering some questions for this episode!
Here is a short video on the story of Holika.

All other resources used in making this episode can be found here. 

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Song credit: "Heart of Indonesia" by mjmusics 

What is Wiser World?

Did you forget your world history, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot—or never learned it in the first place—and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.

Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the foundational facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events, travel, and global topics.

Episodes are published monthly (1 or 2 episodes a month).
- 101 Episodes are deeper dives into the last 100-ish years of history in a country.
- Know Before You Go Episodes are brief history/culture lessons on travel destination countries.
- The rest are short episodes on various topics, such as holidays, historical moments, religion, etc.