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As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing, we delve into the dangers of space exploration, including those that are surprisingly earthbound. We also discuss the relative merits of not filleting your wife.


As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon mission this month, what better way to honor the legacy of the US space program and the men and women who made it possible, than to spend some time exploring what their work means for all of us today. Over the course of the next three shows, we’re going to delve into the thrilling world of space exploration.

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.


  1. WKRP In Cincinnati Opening Theme
  2. IMDB Review of WKRP
  3. Biography of Hawley Harvey Crippen by Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  4. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  5. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  6. We Reach the Moon: The New York Times Story of Man's Greatest Adventure by John Wiloford
  7. A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin
  8. Report of the Apollo 204 Review Board by NASA


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