One-Time Pod is a podcast that explores the history of cryptography through episodes produced by students in the 2017 and 2018 offerings of this first-year writing seminar. Each episode considers a different code or cipher, how it works, and why it's interesting. The title is a play on the term "one-time pad," a cipher that's used just once and is thus perfectly secure.

You can listen to all the episodes below, or add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast app. For teachers, you can find the podcast assignment and grading rubric here. Thanks to Gilbert Gonzales for the inspiration for this assignment.

Date Title Duration
December 12, 2018 7:00 am Episode 24 - The Panizzardi Telegram
0:14:46
December 11, 2018 12:20 pm Episode 23 - The Voynich Manuscript
0:10:44
December 10, 2018 9:37 am Episode 22 - The Culper Ring
0:11:22
December 7, 2018 7:00 am Episode 21 - The D-Day Carrier Pigeon Cipher
0:10:55
December 6, 2018 7:00 am Episode 20 - The Copiale Cipher
0:12:51
December 5, 2018 7:00 am Episode 19 - Typex
0:10:52
December 4, 2018 7:00 am Episode 18 - The Dancing Men
0:10:09
December 3, 2018 7:00 am Episode 17 - The Fanqie Code
0:14:59
November 30, 2018 7:00 am Episode 16 - Invisible Ink
0:10:29
November 29, 2018 7:00 am Episode 15 - The Somerton Man
0:10:06
November 28, 2018 7:00 am Episode 14 - The VIC Cipher
0:12:56
November 27, 2018 7:00 am Episode 13 - The D-Day Carrier Pigeon Cipher
0:14:57
November 26, 2018 6:21 pm Season 2 Introduction
0:02:25
December 4, 2017 7:00 am Episode 12 - The Baconian Cipher
0:13:40
December 1, 2017 7:00 am Episode 11 - Knitting Codes
0:11:53
November 29, 2017 7:00 am Episode 10 - The Playfair Cipher
0:11:10
November 27, 2017 7:00 am Episode 9 - Finnegan's Wake
0:10:11
November 24, 2017 7:00 am Episode 8 - Purple
0:12:34
November 22, 2017 7:00 am Episode 7 - The Zodiac Ciphers
0:16:37
November 20, 2017 7:00 am Episode 6 - The Buzzard
0:15:36
November 17, 2017 7:00 am Episode 5 - The Pigpen Cipher
0:08:40
November 15, 2017 7:00 am Episode 4 - The Copiale Cipher
0:11:18
November 13, 2017 7:00 am Episode 3 - Sir George Scovell
0:08:52
November 10, 2017 7:00 am Episode 2 - The Dorabella Cipher
0:11:27
November 8, 2017 7:00 am Episode 1 - The Zodiac Ciphers
0:11:37
November 6, 2017 7:00 am Episode 0 - Introduction
Welcome to One-Time Pod!
0:01:49