EPISODE #4 - Hammurabi's Code

John's first solo episode is a deep dive into Hammurabi's Code and its relevance in today's society.

Show notes

00:00 - Introduction: Why try a solo episode? 
03:30 - Low-carb boozin’
04:47 - What makes Hammurabi's Code so unique and fascinating? 
10:42 - Who were the Babylonians? 
14:30 - Values and value systems
17:51 - Part 1 - “Tough on Crime” - Death penalties, Restitution multiples, Property laws, Assault crimes.
31:08 - Part 2 - “Crimes Against King and Government”
33:11 - Part 3 - “Selling your wives and children to pay off debt”
34:08 - Part 4 - “Women as Property”
42:02 - Part 5 - “Family, Inheritance, Adoption, and Love (or lack thereof)”
49:43 - Part 6 - “Babylonian Slavery, fugitive slave laws, and “maid-servants” that have born children”
56:03 - Part 7 - “Jerry Springer Style Babylonian Love Triangles”
1:00:36 - Recap & Summary of Hammurabi's Code
1:04:55 - Wrap Up and Grappling with Modern Demons