Monthly Archives: September 2022

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.
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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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