Mark Chrisler

The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong

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.

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.

Episodes: 76

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The Cold, Hard Truth, Pt 2

Duration: 1 hr 4 min

The Cold, Hard Truth, Pt 1

Duration: 55 min

The Airship

Duration: 39 min

Use The Accident

Duration: 48 min

True Crime

Duration: 41 min

Light and Shadow of American Life

Duration: 58 min

The Foolkiller Pt 5: The White Whale

Duration: 1 hr 47 min

The Foolkiller Pt 4: The Unusual Suspects

Duration: 1 hr 1 min

The Foolkiller Pt 3: The Man from The East

Duration: 50 min

The Foolkiller Pt 2: Infinite Distress

Duration: 59 min

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