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DNA science. Artificial intelligence. Smartphones and 3D printers. Science and technology have transformed the world we live in. But how did we get here? It wasn’t by accident. Well, sometimes it was. It was also the result of hard work, teamwork, and competition. And incredibly surprising moments.
Hosted by bestselling author Steven Johnson (“How We Got To Now”), American Innovations uses immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century. From Wondery, the network behind Business Wars, American History Tellers, and Dirty John.

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    • 4.8, 58 Ratings

DNA science. Artificial intelligence. Smartphones and 3D printers. Science and technology have transformed the world we live in. But how did we get here? It wasn’t by accident. Well, sometimes it was. It was also the result of hard work, teamwork, and competition. And incredibly surprising moments.
Hosted by bestselling author Steven Johnson (“How We Got To Now”), American Innovations uses immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century. From Wondery, the network behind Business Wars, American History Tellers, and Dirty John.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Mr.Blood ,

Brilliant & inspiring

Fascinating stories told well with the highest production values. When a new episode drops I push it to the top of my play cue.

Maria Simonelli ,

Great podcast

Great historic podcast
Love the story telling, the links and weaving through time and the narrator
Thanks
But not an American story ... far more global
Also maybe have less ads if you can

bwamewat ,

Absolutely first class listening

A quick and easy way to get an outline on how things work and who was responsible for these incredible outcomes. Looking forward to the last two episodes on DNA and am looking forward to what subject will be tackled next. Keep up the great work.

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