by Stella Wang

Jefferson's Wheel CipherThomas Jefferson is revered as a diplomat, politician, and thinker, but his role as an innovator is lesser-known. One of his many inventions includes the wheel cipher: America's first cryptographic device. In this episode of One Time Pod, the story of the wheel cipher, and √Čtienne Bazeries' invention of an extremely similar device 100 years later, is uncovered.

Narrator: Stella Wang

Thomas Jefferson: Zach Gruber

√Čtienne Bazeries: Cooper Scanlon

Works Cited

Kahn, D. (1973). The code breakers: The story of secret writing. New York: The Macmillan Company.

Wheel Cipher. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/wheel-cipher.

Candela, R. (1938). The military cipher of commandant bazeries. New York: Cardanus Press.

Cypher Wheels. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://people.smp.uq.edu.au/Infinity/Infinity%204/Cypher_wheels.html

Audio Sources

Retrieved from orangefreesounds.com

  • Lounge House Chillout Background Music
  • Magical Harp
  • Tension Music
  • Whistle Noise
  • Mysterious Piano Theme

Retrieved from http://www.patrioticon.org/patriotic-soundfiles.htm

  • Yankee Doodle

More information

http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Bazeries_cylinder

https://www.staff.uni-mainz.de/pommeren/Cryptology/Classic/4_Cylinder/deViaris.html

Image: Jefferson Disk, Wikimedia Commons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_disk#/media/File:Jefferson's_disk_cipher.jpg