The Olympic Games first began in the ancient Greek city-state of Olympia. For all its fame, the city suffered a mysterious fate, destroyed by an unknown natural disaster. Now it looks like tsunamis were the culprit...despite being 30 kilometers inland.
I've never actually been but I hear the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. Apparently, there's some really fast internet there too. An FCC report says that Olympia beats every US city in download speed at 21Mbps. That's nearly double second place.
Steven Levy, Wired senior writer and the man who found Einstein's missing brain, joins us to recollect his gadget-laden life back in 1979. He starts, fittingly, with the last typewriter he ever owned.