Cover art for podcast The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong

The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong

110 EpisodesProduced by Mark ChrislerWebsite

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 Co… read more


The Foolkiller Pt 5: The White Whale

Here we are. We've examined arctic explorers, secret armies, zany daredevils, Wisconsin whiz kids and so many more only to come up empty. This is the end of the rope. Can we solve the mystery of The Foolkiller, the submarine discovered in the Chicago River in 1915, or is this one just meant to be a mystery forever. Stick around and find out.

Get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and three months of unlimited access for just $30 dollars by going to
Get 10% off your first month of online counseling by visiting: and entering discount code "theconstant".
Finally, there's where you can enter coupon code "theconstant" for 15% off your first order.
Visit our Patreon here.
For more information, photos and video related to this episode, go to
Music by:
Blue Dot Sessions
Lee Rosevere
Kevin MacLeod

Voice talent from:
Chad The Bird of Chad The Podcast
Sebastian Major of Our Fake History
Bilal Dardai of Unwell: A Midwest Gothic Mystery
Jake Barton of Historium
Chelsey Weber-Smith of American Hysteria
Zachary Davis of Ministry of Ideas
Tamar Avishai of The Lonely Palette
Wade Roush of Soonish
Charles Gustine of Iconography
Kavita Pillay of Subtitle
Phil Ridarelli of The Neo-Futurists
And Heather Chrisler of Virtually Everything Oh God She's Cool

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Listen to The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens