Episode 95: The Mechanical Turk

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the story of the Mechanical Turk, a chess-playing automaton from over 250 years ago that stunned and mystified with its chess-playing skill and fiercely-guarded secrets.

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Images: Racknitz, Joseph. The Turk. Engraving. 1789. Via Wikimedia.

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