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The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong
The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong
Mark Chrisler

Did you know that Europeans used to believe that sheep grew from Mongolian trees? Have you heard about the misbegotten discovery of... more

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Episodes

Let's Talk About Sex, Babies (Remix!)

We're remaking one of the all-time classic Constant episodes, this time with decent audio! Check out: indeed.com/theconstant now to start hiring Visit our Patreon here. You... more

13 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
The Holy She, Part 2

Did a woman secretly manage to become pope, only to be revealed by a badly mistimed labor in the streets... more

30 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
The Holy She, Part 1

Did a cross-dressing woman manage to worm her way into the papacy, and was she discovered when she gave birth... more

16 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Presenting: Historical Blindness

Find Historical Blindness at https://www.historicalblindness.com/ or wherever you listen to this podcast. We'll be back with a new year of... more

02 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
A Very BMJ Christmas

They celebrate the season a little differently down at The British Medical Journal. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online... more

19 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
99% Conspicuous

The James R. Thompson Center is the most hated building in the city of Chicago. And it has to be... more

05 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Rock Bottomless, Part 2

We can go deeper. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/theconstant and get on your way to... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
Rock Bottomless, Part 1

This week, we're going deep. How deep? No one knows! Check out: indeed.com/theconstant now to start hiring Get 15% off your MasterClass subscription by... more

07 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
The Werewolf

A beastly history of the beasts that stalked Europe for centuries. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a... more

24 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Psych Out, Pt 3: Repeat After Me

In which a psychic horse causes the greatest crisis in scientific history. Check out: indeed.com/theconstant now to start hiring Want a month trial of... more

10 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Introducing: Southern Gothic

The Baynard Mausoleum is the oldest surviving structure on Hilton Head Island, but eerily, the family once interred inside is... more

07 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Psych Out, Pt 2: Pick a Card

In which a talking, psychic horse gives JB Rhine the idea for a new field of science: parapsychology. Thanks HelloFresh! Go... more

19 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Psych Out, Pt 1: Lady Wonder

A horse is a horse, unless, of course, that horse can tell the future. Thanks HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/50constant and use code 50constant... more

05 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Everything Aristotle Has Said is Wrong & The Reflex

Early episodes of this show sound like crap! So this week we're remaking a couple of old favorites. Thanks HelloFresh! Go... more

22 Aug 2023 · 55 minutes
The One from Nowhere

In 1900, three lighthouse keepers went missing, starting a phony mystery that long concealed a real one. Go to drinkAG1.com/constant to... more

08 Aug 2023 · 53 minutes
Burning Men

There's a party in 14th Century Europe, and everybody's invited! Thanks HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/constant50 and use code constant50 for 50%... more

25 Jul 2023 · 56 minutes
The Captain and The Serpent, Part 2

What's that out there in the distance? A fish? A whale? A SEA SERPENT?! No, it's just the conclusion to... more

11 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Captain and The Serpent, Part 1

Murder! Monsters! Lifeboats! This one's got it all. Go to drinkAG1.com/constant to get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D... more

27 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Red Mercury, Part 2

Buckle up your crazy belts, 'cuz we're going off the rails on a crazy train to crazy town! Thanks Athletic Greens.... more

06 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Red Mercury, Part 1

In 2004, three men were arrested in London. Their crime was attempting to purchase material to build a nuclear bomb.... more

23 May 2023 · 56 minutes
A Pickle for The Knowing Ones

This is The Tale of Lord Timothy Dexter: The Luckiest Asshole in History. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online... more

09 May 2023 · 57 minutes
I Have Come from Hell

On the morning of May 8th, 1902, Ludgar Sylbaris awoke in jail alone. And then the world ended. This episode is... more

25 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Happy Place

The special spring break surprise is here! Join Heather for a journey into the sad side of the happiest place... more

11 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
This Means War (Volume 2)

Watch yourself: the wars only get stupider from here. Want a month trial of Shopify for just a dollar? Grab it here! Visit www.omahasteaks.com and... more

28 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
This Means War (Volume 1)

At its best, war is terrible, wasteful, regrettable and necessary. At its worst, it's just fucking stupid. Check out: indeed.com/theconstant now to start... more

14 Mar 2023 · 51 minutes
The Earliest Englishman (Part 2)

A mystery story where one of the suspects writes mystery stories? How could you go wrong! Visit www.omahasteaks.com and enter "theconstant" at check... more

28 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
The Earliest Englishman (Part 1)

In December, 1912 a lawyer and a paleontologist made an amazing announcement: The missing link was real, the missing link... more

14 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
Link Missing (Part 2)

After Charles Darwin published Origin of Species, the scientific world spent the next fifty years searching for an alternative theory... more

31 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Link Missing (Part 1)

What is a man? A miserable pile of secrets, of course. But in the 19th century, a debate arose about... more

17 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Are Whales Fish?

To start off the year, we're looking back at an old favorite that plays a significant part in an upcoming... more

02 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
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The special spring break surprise is here! Join Heather for a journey into the sad side of the happiest place on Earth. Want... more