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Apr 12, 2018

While not scientifically proven as a reason why communication and technology fails, there was plenty of evidence in this episode to prove otherwise, including having to record three times.

I'm your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Mercury Retrograde.

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Music for Makers


Mercury | Roman God - Enclyclopedia Brittanica

MERCURY RETROGRADE DATES 2018 - The Farmer’s Almanac

What is Mercury in Retrograde, and Why Do We Blame Things On It? - Mental Floss

Why smart people actually believe Mercury retrograde ruins lives - The New York Post

What does it mean for Mercury to be in retrograde? - Starchild | NASA

How do planets and their moons get their names? - Starchild | NASA

How did Mercury get its name? - Cool Cosmos


Mercury retrograde, explained WITHOUT astrology - Vox Observatory

Mercury and Mythology - European Southern Observatory

Asclepius - Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Craziest Things That Have Happened While Mercury Was Retrograde - Ranker