We’re trying to understand how groundbreaking projects happened.
PLATO: The Computer Network That Shaped The Internet
Cola Buskirk joins Craig on this episode to talk about our favorite parts from The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture by Brian Dear.
The Race to Electrify the World
Cola Buskirk joins Tim on this episode to talk about our favorite parts from Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes.
We talk about our favorite parts from American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
We talk about how the Euro came to be and the consequences of merging the financial futures of differing nations.
Las Vegas: Part II – The Strip
We talk about the creation of modern Las Vegas: The Mob, Howard Hughes, Kirk Kerkorian, Jay Sarno, Steve Wynn, and more.
Las Vegas: Part I – The Hoover Dam
We explore how building The Hoover Dam made Vegas
Tim and Craig get into talks that seem pretty straightforward but when you really start to look it’s nuts.
Smart guys smart pod. Put your smart cap on and listen!
Fantastic first episode
We need more discussion about how scientific progress works. This show is much needed.