This week we take a look at a man named John Harrison, who revolutionized naval navigation in the early 1700s through clocks — at first inventing a gyroscopic-like containment system for a giant pendulum, then refining an oversized “pocket watch” that Captain Cook himself used to navigate — all the while battling a 50 year war for the financing and recognition he deserved. Also discussed: Oregon’s new bottle deposit, Tualatin Cracker Barrel, real-life Robocops, graphine skin that can feel, Senate allows your browser history to be sold, parrots high on drugs, tequila clouds, an astonishing update on “The Storyteller” from our episode “Dinner in the Dark,” and a day camp for dogs. If you don’t love it, my name ain’t Admiral Sir Cloudsy Shovel!

Day Camp for Dogs!

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