The Love Canal Disaster | Bad Ideas #55

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/Bad_Ideas_Love_Canal.mp3 In 1890 William T. Love had a dream of a city powered by electricity, and supplied by ships that would traverse the canal he intended to build around Niagara Falls. But things went badly for Love, and he had to abandon his dream with the town unbuilt and the canal only partially dug. But…

Mark Rothko and the Harvard Murals | Bad Ideas #53

When Harvard commissioned Mark Rothko to paint a mural for their new building it probably seemed like a good idea. But shortly after the famous artist delivered his work the brilliant colors had already begun to fade. Why? That’s the story we’re telling this week on Bad Ideas. Some of this episode information came from:…