Episode 621: When Luddites Attack

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In the next few weeks, we're going to be doing some stories about machines replacing people.

On today's show, we start at the beginning. We start with the true story of the Luddites, the people who tried to stop progress with sledgehammers.

Music: Jahzzar's "Glass Half Empty" and The Clash's "London Calling." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.

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