by Xinyi Zhang
This episode explores the arguably most complex hand-generated cipher: the VIC cipher. Curious to know how? Tune in to learn about the mechanics of the VIC cipher, the breaking of this cipher and its role in history. It all starts with little Jimmy dropping his nickel...
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Special thanks to Jerry Ji, JoJo Dong, and Leah Strickland for script edits.