9 episodes

Based on the original Foxtel series of the same name, this Podcast examines the timely inventions, scientific breakthroughs and brilliant new technologies throughout history which were born and bred on Australian soil. Led by ‘braniac’ Matt Parkinson and a team of experts, this fascinating series delves into the stories behind ingenious inventions and shines a spotlight on Australia's best thinkers, tinkerers and titans of industry.


This is a series of eight podcasts, with each episode providing in depth insights on the inventions featured in the TV series. Aussie Inventions That Changed The World TV series airs on Foxtel's HISTORY channel Mondays at 7:30PM AEST from June 24. There will be a new episode of the Podcast available immediately after the show.

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    • 4.4, 38 Ratings

Based on the original Foxtel series of the same name, this Podcast examines the timely inventions, scientific breakthroughs and brilliant new technologies throughout history which were born and bred on Australian soil. Led by ‘braniac’ Matt Parkinson and a team of experts, this fascinating series delves into the stories behind ingenious inventions and shines a spotlight on Australia's best thinkers, tinkerers and titans of industry.


This is a series of eight podcasts, with each episode providing in depth insights on the inventions featured in the TV series. Aussie Inventions That Changed The World TV series airs on Foxtel's HISTORY channel Mondays at 7:30PM AEST from June 24. There will be a new episode of the Podcast available immediately after the show.

    Super Vision | Ep 8

    Super Vision | Ep 8

    David Hunt chats with film buff Michael Adams to shine a spotlight on the world’s first feature film, ‘The Story Of The Kelly Gang’, and discuss Australia’s prolific feature-filmmaking head-start on the world; an advantage that was lost all too soon to Hollywood.
     
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    • 34 min
    Airborne | Ep 7

    Airborne | Ep 7

    Curators Anni Turbull and Nina Earl chat with Anja Taylor as they reveal rare insights and treasures from aviation hero, Lawrence Hargrave’s, personal collection at the Powerhouse Museum.
     
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    • 27 min
    Food Preservation | Ep 6

    Food Preservation | Ep 6

    Matt Parkinson chats with co-host and historian David Hunt, and colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling from Sydney Living Museums, to discover how European Australians fed themselves before refrigerators and freezers became household items. Matt and David also discuss the meaty post-script to James Harrison’s failed attempt to master the transportation of frozen carcasses from Australia to Britain.
     
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    • 42 min
    Medicine | Ep 5

    Medicine | Ep 5

    David Hunt and Gemma Smart dive into Australia’s psychiatric history that let up to John Cade’s discovery of the psychiatric properties of Lithium. Later David chats Australian medical mavericks with Dr Peter Hobbins.
     
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    • 42 min
    Farm Smart | Ep 4

    Farm Smart | Ep 4

    Sally Dominguez cruises through Australia’s car history with vintage Ute expert Robert Ryan before chatting with GM Australia’s Chief Designer Richard Ferlazzo about the past, present and future of car innovations in Australia.
     
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    • 31 min
    Wartime | Ep 3

    Wartime | Ep 3

    Sally Dominguez shows off the custom-built replica of Worsfold’s Transporter to Dr Kerry Neal from the Australian War Memorial, while Sally learns more about Worsfold’s other inventions. Will Kerry accept the Transporter into the AWM’s collection ?
     
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

ShaunDaPrawn ,

Quality podcast

Really enjoyed all of the insights. Highly recommended.

jonothanos ,

Overproduced. Over the top.

To be honest it felt like I was listening to something from one of those morning shows. Y'know the ones, with the steak knives special and d-list celebrities.

It covered more or less a byline of a subject in 20minutes.

danking_music ,

Fantastic!!!

Great insights can’t wait for new eps

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