Falken's Maze: An 80s Guide to History

Setec Astronomy (Part 3 of 3)

Episode Summary

In this third and final episode on cryptography, we explore Allied code breaking efforts during WW2 and their connection to one of the Internet’s most bizarre cryptographic mysteries. We also learn that anagrams are the bombe (and yeah, it's really spelled that way).

Episode Notes

In this third and final episode on cryptography, we explore Allied code breaking efforts during WW2 and their connection to one of the Internet’s most bizarre cryptographic mysteries. We also learn that anagrams are the bombe (and yeah, it's really spelled that way).

In Falken's Maze, technologist and former professor Jason Thomas explores the intersection of technology, history, and culture. Created for listeners nostalgic for the 80s but who also want to understand the complexities of today, our show demystifies the world's most compelling technologies and events through 80's movies, music, and television.

This is where history, tech, and retro pop collide.

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Find us online at www.falkenspodcast.com.

References:

  1. Alfred Mosher Butts Biography by MIT
  2. History of Scrabble by Hasbro
  3. Sneakers (Setec Astronomy) Clip
  4. Cicadas & Security, Part 2: When a Verified PGP Key Takes You on a Trip to the Desert
  5. Cicada 3301: An Internet Mystery (Video)
  6. The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay
  7. Bletchley Park: Why it Matters by Bletchley Park Trust
  8. The Enigma Machine Explained by Simon Singh
  9. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh

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