July 10, 2014

Peter Leeson Interviewed at Freakonomics Radio about Trials by Ordeal

  • Peter Leeson

    Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

In this Freakonomics Radio podcast, Peter Leeson discusses his research ("Ordeals") on how medieval trials by ordeal worked, and why it is that the majority of criminal suspects who were forced to grab a hot bar of iron were somehow not burned.

Listen here.