The Power of Clubs: From Ancient Rome to Modern Podcasts

TLDR Clubs have long provided people with a sense of identity, community, and support, from ancient Rome to modern podcasts like "Mobituaries". Despite often being met with suspicion, clubs like Christianity and the cult of Mithras have played a significant role in shaping history.

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00:00 Season four of the podcast "Mobituaries" is being announced, featuring stories about fascinating people and things who are no longer with us.
01:59 The podcast hosts compare the experience of listening to the podcast to being ushered into one of the world's great clubs.
03:50 The hosts discuss the bonus episodes that will be released every Tuesday and will focus on interaction and responses to previous episodes, allowing listeners to send questions and comments.
05:31 The hosts discuss the concept of clubs requiring members to win or lose a certain amount of money at gaming tables, and mention the potential for introducing bets and gambling into the podcast.
07:15 Clubs in ancient Rome served as a way for people to find a sense of identity and community in the vast and anonymous city, and cults were also seen as clubs that provided an alternative focus of loyalty but were often met with suspicion by the Romans.
09:01 Various clubs throughout history, including Christianity and the cult of Mithras, have provided people with a sense of community, shared experiences, and support, although they have often been met with suspicion and accusations of debauchery.
10:34 Clubs have existed in various forms throughout history, including informal gatherings like the Piers Gaviston party and more formal orders of chivalry like the round table.
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