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From agriculture to the X-ray machine, Stuff to Blow Your Mind hosts Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore the inventions we created, and how they created us.

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From agriculture to the X-ray machine, Stuff to Blow Your Mind hosts Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore the inventions we created, and how they created us.

    Soap

    Soap

    We’re all probably using a lot more soap these days, but… what is it exactly? How does it work? Who invented it and how has it changed the world? Join Robert and Joe as they explore the invention of Soap. This episode marks the final installment of Invention as a standalone podcast, but invention-based episodes will continue on the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Invention Classic: Chewing Gum

    Invention Classic: Chewing Gum

    Chewing gum is everywhere today, but where does it come from? What did we chew before Bubblicious? How does gum affect us? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Invention. (Originally published 7/8/2019)
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Invention Classic: The Museum

    Invention Classic: The Museum

    We all love a good museum, but how long have we had them? In this episode of Invention, Robert and Joe discuss just what a museum actually is and when the concept seems to have entered human civilization. (7/1/2019)
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Invention Classic: Sun Glasses

    Invention Classic: Sun Glasses

    It’s hard to imagine how anyone looked cool before the invention of sunglasses, but just when did humans pop their first pair of shades? In this episode of Invention, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick discuss everything from the blinding white hell of arctic wastes to the blood-soaked spectacle of gladiatorial combat. (Originally published 1/7/2019)
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    • 50 min
    Invention Classic: Penicillin

    Invention Classic: Penicillin

    A fungal accident in the early 20th century opened the door for the medical wonders of the antibiotic age. In this episode of Invention, Robert and Joe explore what came before and how Alexander Fleming’s discovery changed the world. (Originally published 7/15/19)
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    • 53 min
    Invented Words, Part 2

    Invented Words, Part 2

    Where do new words come from? Robert and Joe explore in the latest episode of Invention.
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    • 58 min

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