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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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,031 ratings
Deep, Awesome and …miss said
It is just what I need! Lovely history that is so interesting. The way these are told just tops them off!📖📚
kitty{}night][dark via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/03/24
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...Read full review »
Josh Silver 88 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/01/24
Dragging Things Out
Making 2 Episodes out of content that used to be one episode. Substance great as ever.
RogerBantley22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/24
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Many men tried to claim the invention of anesthesia as their own. It didn't work out well for any of them. Check out: now to start hiring Visit our Patreon here. You too can get ad-free, early episodes, starting now!​​ BUY OUR MERCH, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS! The Constant is part...
Published 04/23/24
What does every wild west shootout in every movie you've ever seen have to do with the history of anesthesia? You'll find out in the cold open! Then, stick around for the rest. Check out: now to start hiring Visit our Patreon here. You too can get ad-free, early episodes,...
Published 04/09/24
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