LQ Podcast

#36 John Glassie

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Talking to author John Glassie about his book A Man of Misconceptions, which chronicles the odd pursuits of 17th-century scientist and nutball Athanasius Kircher, the misguided decoder of hieroglyphs and the failed inventor of such devices as the sunflower clock.

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