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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 nugget ...
 
Follow Friday is the podcast about who you should follow online. Every week, Eric Johnson talks to creative people about who they follow, and why. Past guests include podcasters like Alie Ward (Ologies), writers like Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post), and YouTubers like Michael Tucker (Lessons From the Screenplay). On Follow Friday, you'll have fun, you'll learn more about your favorite creators, and you'll discover how to make the most of your time online by following the right folks. V ...
 
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Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/mark-chrisler Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday Review the show: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday ~ On The Constant, Mark Chrisler chronicles "a history of getting things wrong" — the many ways that humans have misunderstood the world, or misled others about it. Over the…
 
Patreon: Patreon.com/followfriday Leave a review: LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday (A full transcript of this episode will be available later today on FollowFridayPodcast.com. Please check back!) ~ As a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work regularly appears in The New Yorker, Liana Finck mostly follows other artists and illustrators. But she m…
 
Patreon: Patreon.com/followfriday Leave a review: LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday (A full transcript of this episode will be available later today on FollowFridayPodcast.com. Please check back!) ~ As a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work regularly appears in The New Yorker, Liana Finck mostly follows other artists and illustrators. But she m…
 
Ohio versus Michigan! It's a familiar rivalry. But this week, it's not a football game: it's a war, fought over the city of Toledo. Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhelp.com/theconstant Listen to Follow Friday! Visit our Patreon here. BUY OUR MERCH, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS! Music by: Epidemic Sound…
 
Back us on Patreon: Patreon.com/followfriday Review us: LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday Full transcript: FollowFridayPodcast.com/alasdair-beckett-king ~ "One of my principles is that putting too much effort into things makes them funnier." So says Alasdair Beckett-King, an award-winning comedian whose videos on YouTube and Twitter have repeatedly g…
 
Full transcript: FollowFridayPodcast.com/auralnauts Back us on Patreon: Patreon.com/followfriday Review us: LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday ~ Craven Moorhaus and Zak Koonce owe it all to Bane. Craven, an audio designer, and Koonce, a comedy writer, teamed up as the Auralnauts in 2012 to dub over scenes from The Dark Knight Rises. "Because [Bane] ha…
 
A perfect map is a useless map, but imperfect maps are how myths get made. Get $75 credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/theconstant Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhelp.com/theconstant Get 30 days of Literati for 99 cents by going to literati.com/theconstant Visit our Patreon here. BUY OUR MERCH,…
 
Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/freddie-wong Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday Review the show: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday ~ Podcaster and filmmaker Freddie Wong — the co-founder of RocketJump and co-host of Story Break and Dungeons and Daddies — knows better than anyone that the way we consume m…
 
For our 100th episode, we're going back and remastering some of very first stories. If you're looking for a place to start listening, this is it. Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhelp.com/theconstant Visit our Patreon here. BUY OUR MERCH, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS! Music by: Blue Dot Sessions Lee Rosevere…
 
Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/ann-reardon Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday Review the show: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday On her YouTube channel How to Cook That, Ann Reardon has shown viewers how to make desserts like an iPad cake, a giant Kit Kat bar, and even a chocolate book. But she's also w…
 
(Full transcript available on FollowFridayPodcast.com) Big news: Starting today, for as little as $1 a month, you can support Follow Friday on Patreon! Other than the warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping an indie podcaster out, you'll also get cool stuff when you back us: A shout-out on the show, your name in the show notes, sneak peeks at upcom…
 
Clair Cameron Patterson discovered the true age of the Earth, and in the process, the greatest environmental catastrophe in human history. Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhelp.com/theconstant Get a free trial of Literati by going to literati.com/theconstant Visit our Patreon here. BUY OUR MERCH, YOU FILTH…
 
(Full transcript of this episode available here). If you want to know what's going to win an Oscar in a couple years, you should talk to film and TV producer Franklin Leonard. Since 2005, he and his team at The Black List have circulated an annual list of the best screenplays floating around Hollywood that haven't yet been made into movies. But fil…
 
(A full transcript of this episode is available at FollowFridayPodcast.com) Washington Post humorist and avowed pun enthusiast Alexandra Petri writes columns with headlines like, "Are you a Brood X cicada, or just someone emerging from pandemic isolation?"; "We must get everyone in America a yacht to protect them from gun violence!"; and "I do not …
 
How old is the world? There're only fifteen or twenty ways to find out! Get $75 credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/theconstant Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhelp.com/theconstant Get a free trial of Literati by going to literati.com/theconstant Visit our Patreon here. BUY OUR MERCH, YOU FILTHY…
 
(A full transcript of this episode is available at FollowFridayPodcast.com) For more than six years, Rose Eveleth has hosted one of the best science podcasts around, Flash Forward. In every episode, she takes listeners on a trip to the future to explore "possible (and not so possible)" scenarios, such as: What if we killed all the mosquitoes? What …
 
(Full transcript of this podcast available here). When he's not writing about the media and running a PR agency, Ed Zitron is probably on Twitter, where he's curated a perfect experience for himself: He follows fascinating people who represent what he cares about, and aggressively mutes what he doesn't care for, including words like "doge," "stonk,…
 
Here it is! The Big Bad Boys of Death Ray History: Axis vs. Allies, Marconi vs. Tesla, and barely anything about the mysterious Japanese WWII monkey shortage that is picking the inside of my brain bloody. Get $75 credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/theconstant Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhel…
 
(Full transcript of this podcast available here). On the podcast they co-host, Underunderstood, journalists Adrianne Jeffries and Regina Dellea answer the questions that you can't resolve with a simple Google search. For example: Why does everyone in Japan attribute this one quote to Snoopy from Peanuts? Are America's telephone area codes all part …
 
(Full transcript of this podcast available here). On his YouTube channel Lessons From the Screenplay, Michael Tucker and his colleagues have analyzed the stories of films like The Dark Knight, Get Out, Casino Royale, and the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. On today's episode, Michael explains why he likes having his assumptions challenged by the …
 
This one does what it says on the tin: instantly kills you with a beam of indeterminate provenance! What other podcast can promise that? Aside from Roman Mars, obviously. Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: http://betterhelp.com/theconstant Visit our Patreon here. BUY OUR MERCH, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS! Music by: Blue Dot Sess…
 
Slate senior editor Allegra Frank usually writes about things that have a big cultural footprint — movies like Godzilla vs. Kong, or TV shows like the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But one of her all-time favorite social media accounts has only 45 followers and hasn't posted in two years. "I've read their entire Twitter feed many times," she says.…
 
Nick Quah has been chronicling the growth of the podcasting industry since 2014 in his email newsletter, Hot Pod, and he also offers up regular podcast recommendations in the Vulture newsletter 1.5x Speed. But he's not only listening to the big, prestigious shows you've heard of. "One of my favorite things to do is to pick up a chat show about a su…
 
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