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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, 18 Bewertungen

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.

    Video Games | Ping-Pong

    Video Games | Ping-Pong

    Nolan Bushnell's Computer Space was the world's first commercial video game, but it failed to win over the masses. Now Bushnell’s plotting his comeback … and his comeback has a name: Atari.

    • 39 Min.
    Video Games | Electric Dreams

    Video Games | Electric Dreams

    Call of Duty, Fortnite, Animal Crossing.... The video game industry generates billions of dollars each year. But not so long ago, video games were mostly played by the programmers who made them. On our new season, we’re telling the story of how video games broke out of university computer labs and found their way straight to the heart of popular culture.

    Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here.

    • 38 Min.
    Fighting Coronavirus | Back to School

    Fighting Coronavirus | Back to School

    Back-to-school season is here, but students across the country aren’t going anywhere. Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s education correspondent, returns to the show to shed light on the greatest educational crisis of our time. How can we safely reopen schools? And what can we learn from countries that have tried – and failed?

    Listen to Anya’s stories for NPR at https://www.npr.org/people/302894536/anya-kamenetz.

    • 18 Min.
    Radar | The Superpowers of Modern Radar

    Radar | The Superpowers of Modern Radar

    Since World War II, scientists have continued to use radar to explore what we can’t see or hear ourselves. And their uses have become increasingly creative. On this episode, we’re talking to three people involved in some of the most fascinating applications of radar today.

    First up, Steven talks to Sara Kiley Watson about ground-penetrating radar, which provides archaeologists with breathtakingly clear pictures of underground cities. Next, Dr. Jyotika Virmani tells Steven about what oceanographers are learning as radar helps them plumb the mysteries of the ocean floor. And finally, engineering professor Youngwook Kim shares a surprising new way radar can aid in search and rescue missions. Read Sara Kiley Watson’s article in Popular Science, “Scientists explored a buried Roman city without digging up an ounce of soil”: https://www.popsci.com/story/science/falerii-novi/
    View radar images of Falerii Novi, a buried Roman city: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/sacred-topography-0013831
    Lean more about the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s efforts to map the ocean floor: https://schmidtocean.org/cruise-log-post/mapping-earths-ocean-seafloor/


    Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here.

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    • 29 Min.
    Radar | The Rad Lab

    Radar | The Rad Lab

    As German bombers raze England’s cities, American scientists race to build the world’s first air-to-air radar system. But building the system is only half the challenge. If the scientists succeed, they’ll also have to fit the world’s most cutting-edge technology inside the nose of a B-18 – a space that’s smaller than a shoe box.

    • 36 Min.
    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

    Blood Ties Season 2 is out now!

    Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.  

    After the sudden death of Michael and Eleonore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. 

    Listen today at wondery.fm/bloodties_ai.

    • 11 Min.

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4.8 von 5
18 Bewertungen

18 Bewertungen

Sidai316 ,

Wonderfully told stories

Really enjoy the simplicity but effectiveness that SBJ tells his stories. The cut aways to conversations provides a realness to the history that other history podcasts could really learn from.

Personal favorite: The Kellogg Brothers 🤓

Ferdinand1123456 ,

Awesome, immersive style of storytelling

I simply loooove the way that this podcast is told. It lets you immerse into different, exciting stories and makes you feel like you are there, watching the protagonists from an invisible specators perspective.

I especially enjoyed the episodes on the Star Wars sound and special effects.

Thanks a lot for this great podcast! :) Keep up your great work.

urbs789 ,

Good explanations

Good explanations

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