Dispatches from the Head

WTF - Adam Parfrey on the history of black magic in science.



Full episode out 3/25



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Ben March 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm


Wow.  A lot to wrap my head around from this podcast.  Gonna have to listen to it a few times to “catch” all the things referenced here and look ‘em up.

Keep ‘em coming.

Karen Miller March 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm


Wow!  One of the best shows I’ve heard so far.  Love this stuff and you’re so damn smart it makes my eyeballs hurt.

Chris McCaleb March 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm


Hey Marc,

I’ve now listened to the Adam Parfrey interview six times to completion.  I started to recognize the patterns upon first listen, and used a 45-character cipher to decode the hidden messages (started by assigning the number “1” to the word “culture,” number “2” to the word “publish,” and so forth, which I believe was your intention).  I then took the numbers and re-transcoded the images into symbols and words, and by the sixth listen I was really able to hear the tones and add them to the numerical pattern cipher.  So I wanted you and Adam to know clearly - the MESSAGE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, and I will await further instructions.

Just kidding, man.  Great conversation.  Long time fan of the show - thanks for keeping it going!