The Last Archive: The Detection of Deception [the liar behind the lie detector]
- Historian Jill Lapore examines "who killed truth" in this podcast.
- This is the second episode, and it really sold me on the series.
- There is some audio reenactment used to good effect and a fascinating history of the dubious character behind the lie detector test, William Marston.
- I won't spoil it, but there is a pretty stunning reveal towards the end connecting Marston to a very famous comic book character.
The Constant: Foolkiller Part 1- Tears Fallin from the Sky [history of getting things wrong]
- When looking at things we've gotten wrong, there's just so much to choose from! But The Constant never disappoints in what it picks.
- This episode sets up the mystery of a small submarine found at the bottom of the Chicago river, but also details the disastrous decisions surrounding the SS Eastland, a catastrophe overshadowed in our history by The Titanic. It's equally tragic though.
Thoughtful but anxiety inducing playlist around the US election. If you would like to take a break from doomscrolling and instead do some doom-listening, maybe I suggest these three episodes? You will gain some true insight into the possible scenarios of what the next few months and even few years might look like within best case scenarios and worst case scenarios.
1) Soonish: American Reckoning, Part 1 - Civil Wars and How to Stop Them
2) Soonish: American Reckoning, Part 2 - A New Kind of Nation
3) Radiolab: What If?
Some interesting looking new-to-me shows coming up in my feed:
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The Evolution Jog [Medium] What happens if the timeline of evolution takes place over a 5k run?