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Since the dawn of time, humanity has dreamed of one thing: making a little robot head that talks in a funny voice. Alasdair and James chart the history of that dream, from Friar Bacon’s diabolical brazen head to Professor Faber’s ill-fated “Euphonia”. With more body-horror than you would normally expect in an audio-based medium, it’s the story of some of the strangest head-cases England has ever seen.
Check out the full livestream on YouTube to hear from a mechanical man of our own creation – we call him Neal Iron:
Meet Neal Iron
Watch The Whole Darn Stream
Speaking Machines from YouTube
The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.
Featured image from Conjuror’s Monthly Magazine, 1906.
Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.