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Did you know that Europeans used to believe that sheep grew from Mongolian trees? Have you heard about the misbegotten discovery of a new form of water in the 1960s that set off a cold war arms race? Ever seen the gleaming Las Vegas hotel that accidentally shoots heat rays at poolside guests?

The Constant is an audio history of getting things wrong. From ancient science to contemporary blunders, we take you on journeys of misadventure and misapprehension, filling your brain with juicy nuggets of the sometimes comical, sometimes tragical and always fascinating ways people mess things up.

The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong Mark Chrisler

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    • 4.9, 202 Ratings

Did you know that Europeans used to believe that sheep grew from Mongolian trees? Have you heard about the misbegotten discovery of a new form of water in the 1960s that set off a cold war arms race? Ever seen the gleaming Las Vegas hotel that accidentally shoots heat rays at poolside guests?

The Constant is an audio history of getting things wrong. From ancient science to contemporary blunders, we take you on journeys of misadventure and misapprehension, filling your brain with juicy nuggets of the sometimes comical, sometimes tragical and always fascinating ways people mess things up.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

Freya St. ,

Amazing podcast

The Constant is consistently one of the best produced, funniest, and most interesting pieces of podcasting that I have ever heard. The topics are engaging, and Mark Chrisler has a gift for finding the narrative structure to tie disparate historical delights into a cohesive podcast. I wish more podcast hosts had a gift for the kind of storytelling that I can count on from The Constant. Aristotle is the worst.

yrhumbleservant ,

Good show

Started listening from the beginning after getting this recommended through Our Fake History (I think). Enjoy the historical episodes much more than the punditry episodes (snark of current events gets tiring). Keep up the good work.

Gr3ySquirr3l ,

Great!

My new favorite podcast!!!!

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