Civilization and the world around us, from the monuments that astound us to the mundane infrastructure that serve us, we rarely think about how it all came together. Welcome to Measured in Metric, where we dive into the stories of the builders, the visionaries, and the influencers that have shaped the world we live in.
S02|12 - St Basil's Cathedral
For the final episode of season 2 we’re heading to Moscow on suggestion of a listener to learn about the history of the famously colourful St Basil’s Cathedral.
S02|11 - Norway's Tunnel Highways
This episode we’re back on the road(s) again! Vivian’s been itching to do another roads episode ever since the Via Appia all the way back at the start of season 1, and today we’re not just exploring one road but an entire road system: Norway’s tunnel highways.
S02|10 - Hagia Sofia
From Basilica to Cathedral to Mosque to Museum, this episode’s monument spans across 1,600 years, multiple empires, and centuries upon centuries of dedicated engineers and architects keeping it in proper repair: The Hagia Sofia
S02|09 - The RADARSAT Constellation Mission
Just how many black rhinos could Canada launch into orbit? What exactly is a satellite constellation? What is the Canadian Space Agency doing to help protect Canadians from natural disasters? With the help of special guest Geneviève Houde, Systems Engineer for the CSA, we answer all of these questions in this week’s episode.
S02|08 - The Port of Buenos Aires
This episode comes via special request from a listener, and is the first engineering project of its kind on the podcast: The Port of Buenos Aires.
S02|07 - The Great Zimbabwe
For our first monument on the African continent we examine the The Great Zimbabwe. This Iron Age city in southern Africa lies mostly in ruins today, but at the height of its power between the 11th and 15th century housed as many as 20,000 people. We’ll discuss what we know about this site today, and how colonialism stands in the way of a more complete picture of its history.
An Informative and fun listen
I was told about this podcast by a colleague. I’ve listened to the first four episodes and looking forward to the forthcoming topics. The conversations are fun and flow well, which make it easy listening. So far, the technical aspects have been covered by Vivian and also described in easy to understand terms by John - which really helps the understanding as some of the elements do go into technical details. Definitely worth a listen if you want to broaden your understanding of engineering as well as learn some key principles that can be applied in the modern day.
Informative and fun!
Really enjoying this podcast - the hosts are really engaging and funny while still being really informative, and the subject matter is super fascinating. It's great to hear more about how these great things were built.