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.
Sebastian Arciszewski • Find That Pod • Oct 1, 2021
"I secretly rage with jealousy at how good they are and how perhaps my one-day dream of being a podcaster will come close to coming with a concept this good."
Calen Cross • Bello Collective • Dec 2, 2020
"A story about a submarine at the bottom of the Chicago River teaches us about media, the study of history, and why people believe what they believe. Most of all, in typical The Constant fashion, it is a really entertaining story."