Ep 360: Getting wired and wireless



Getting wired and wireless

Join us as telegraph and radio begin to make the world a smaller place.

Check out our latest attempt at Episode One.

Take 111, Tricks and kicks

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Ep 359: The digital revolution, and a bit o’ spooky



The digital revolution, and a bit o’ spooky

Join us for a thumbnail sketch of how modern computers came about, and then began to double in capability each year.
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Ep 358: From one tongue to another



From one tongue to another

There are thousands of different languages in the world. Today we talk about the art of translation.

Check out our latest attempt at Episode One:

Wishing for luck and encrypted babies
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Ep 356: The spacecraft crashed, just like we planned



The spacecraft crashed, just like we planned

Join us as we hang out with NASA while they deliberately crash into an asteroid.

Check out take 107 of Episode One.

Beer in space!
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Ep 355: To tell a secret, and keep it too



To tell a secret, and keep it too

Part of communicating is trying to tell someone something without the wrong someone hearing it. We take a look at the history and practice of secret messages.

And here’s our latest attempt at Episode One.

Take 106 of Episode One: Don’t know where to begin
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Ep 354: By flame, drum and song



By flame, drum and song

How did people communicate over distance in the ancient world? We answer this question by examining signal fires, talking drums, and languages composed entirely of whistling.
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Ep 353: Ancient mail, and the oldest known library



Ancient mail, and the oldest known library

Once again, the title says it all. We look at mail in the ancient world, and take a look at the oldest known library.
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Ep 352: Numbers and letters



Numbers and letters

We pick it up from last time and finish the story of our alphabet, along with a look at where our numbers came from.

Check out our latest attempt at Phil’s show.

Part 2 of take 102 of Episode One
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Ep 351: How we learned to write right



How we learned to write right

This time we start from the very beginnings of writing, and move on to just before the invention of alphabets.

Here’s part one of our latest attempted at Episode One.

Positive thoughts, and shaven porcupines

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