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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, 215 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
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

AlasPoorYorkie ,

New Fave Podcast

Found this through Our Fake History. Burned through the back log in what felt like a week. Funny, informative, and a great perspective. Perfect for people who love history and the comedic ignorance of man.

Mellbill ,

Great podcast

Great podcast. Great story telling really takes you down the rabbit hole of history and bizarre events

Snow Biscuit ,

A gem

I can’t remember how I found this podcast, but I’m glad I did; it is one of my favorites! Mark Chrisler’s writing and delivery are intelligent, funny and engaging, and the stories are always interesting (edit: except “A Dreamcast Deferred,” which might be interesting to gamers, but was not to me), though often tragic. I’ve had to unsubscribe from several podcasts because I couldn’t stand the monotone delivery, constant ums and uhs, double subjects every other sentence, “already” pronounced as “ardy,” and grating vocal fry. Thank you, Mark, and thank you, Mark’s English teachers, for a wonderful podcast!

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