Taster of my new talk on the Pod Delusion
The Pod Delusion is a fine, weekly podcast about science, skepticism and other interesting things. And this week, I’ve contributed a short piece on the phonograph – a taster of my talk at the Fortean Times Unconvention. You can hear it on the Pod Delusion site from Friday morning (11 November 2011).
The 7 minute piece starts with some curious words used by Florence Nightingale as she laid down her voice on a wax cylinder for the first time in 1890.
If you enjoyed this taster, you can hear the whole talk at the Unconvention, Camden Centre, London, on Saturday 12 November. During the talk, I’ll also be performing on the theremin and recording a voice from the audience on wax, using an original Edison phonograph.