Apr 26, 2018
Story: THE ROGUE TYPESETTER who terrorized Victorian London. The mystery of the Harcourt Interpolation. Easily the most exciting moment in the history of type compositing.
Topic: Duverger's Law and the American two-party system. Why does Germany's parliament have eight parties while we only get two parties that everyone seems to hate anyway? It has a lot to do with two thorny rules about how we elect our representatives...
Cocktail of the Month: Gin Gimlet, the first drink I ever ordered in a bar. Hear that delightful tale of 20 year old teetotaling me trying to order a drink in a sticky-floored college bar. Under pressure, I folded.
Thanks: SSgt. Katie Schmid, all the bands that contribute music (Waxeater, IfIHadAHiFi, The Sump Pumps, Oscar Bait), Zachary Sielaff, Question Cathy, and all Patreon supporters, subscribers, and listeners.