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A podcast about exactly what it says it is: examining the bad ideas, mistakes and accidents that misshaped our world.

The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong Airwave Media

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    • 4.9 • 125 Ratings

A podcast about exactly what it says it is: examining the bad ideas, mistakes and accidents that misshaped our world.

    Everyone Can Sing

    Everyone Can Sing

    Here's a special 4th of July episode designed to make everybody happy and not upset anyone at all in anyway.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Listen Now: Legacy “J. Edgar Hoover”

    Listen Now: Legacy “J. Edgar Hoover”

    From Wondery and Goalhanger Podcasts, Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan tell the
    wild stories of some of the most extraordinary men and women ever to have lived –
    and ask whether they have the rep they deserve.
    Should Nina Simone’s role in the civil rights movement be more celebrated than it
    is? When you find out what Picasso got up to in his studio, can you still admire his
    art? Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant - or both? (And, while we’re at it, was he even
    short?)
    Legacy is the show that looks at big lives from the perspective of now – and doesn’t
    always like what it sees.
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    App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Listen now: LINK: Wondery.fm/legacy_TC
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    • 12 min
    The Inconstant Moon

    The Inconstant Moon

    We're ending this pseudo-series on the golden age of hoaxes with the original mass media fake that started it all.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Of Heroes and Hoaxes

    Of Heroes and Hoaxes

    Napoleon is dead, the cry went out. But he wasn't.
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    • 52 min
    Ducks, Half Sold

    Ducks, Half Sold

    In the 18th century, something started happening to the news...
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    • 50 min
    Two Islands

    Two Islands

    Two classic Constant episodes, re-edited, re-recorded and re-produced. "People this Isle" and "Do Good, Carefully."
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Josh Silver 88 ,

Outstanding

I listen to a lot of podcasts. I’m fairly picky too. The Constant (via Marks talents) is, by far my favourite. Mark wears many hats, he is a dogged research, master orator and accomplished comedian. I spent numerous months listening to the entire library of the Constant. Marks work is informative and entertaining. I would hate to add up all the hours I spent listening to Mark. For sure, it was not a waste of time. I would like to add a funny quip about how Mark takes you on an audible journey and then delivers a great twist or moral sentiment at the end, often leaving me saying, “Mark, you bastard, you did it again”.
The world needs more Mark and more The Constant.
Mark, I know you don’t know me, but I love you buddy. Keep up the great work
Josh

danspodcastreview ,

Five stars

For years this has been the podcast I have to listen to the day it’s released. Each episode has been a delightful convoy along the scenic route of history, lead by a passion for seeing the whole picture and a rare, refreshing sense of whimsy. Not a fan of the new interview-style dynamics, but who am I to begrudge someone their artistic expression and control of their own product? Someone with internet access, that’s who!

PodKiwi ,

A rare gem

Engaging, funny, smart and heartfelt. All you can ask for in a podcast.

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