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The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let’s explore technology’s spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.

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    • 4.8 • 137 Ratings

The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let’s explore technology’s spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2112: Röntgen in 1896

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2112: Röntgen in 1896

    Episode: 2112 In which Röntgen struggles to put fact before fame -- not so easy to do.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2113: Moral Equivalent of War

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2113: Moral Equivalent of War

    Episode: 2113 William James seeks to replace war with its moral equivalent.  Today, we try to replace war.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2111: Rogue Waves

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2111: Rogue Waves

    Episode: 2111 Rogue Waves, In which sea legends become real.  Today, a tall tale turns into dangerous reality.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2712: Yutaka Taniyama and the Taniyama Shimura Conjecture

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2712: Yutaka Taniyama and the Taniyama Shimura Conjecture

    Epispode: 2712 Yutaka Taniyama and the Taniyama-Shimura Conjecture.  Today, a tragic ending.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2577: The Frankfurter Küche

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2577: The Frankfurter Küche

    Episode: 2577 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky's "Frankfurter Küche" — The Birth of the Modern Kitchen.  Today, UH architecture professor, Dietmar Froehlich tells us about Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and her kitchen.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2782: Group Decision Making

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2782: Group Decision Making

    Episode: 2782 Decision Making in Animal and Human Groups.  Today, let's talk about how groups make decisions.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

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This cannot end

I have been listening to this for 3 years and I cannot get enough. I listen to it in the car with my kids, although they are very young they are hearing about the wonders of engineeringand how inventive minds work

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My First Exposure to Science

I remember listening to this show everyday on my way to elementary school. Thank you, John Lienhart for the great memories.

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Each episode is packed with knowledge, like an espresso bean.

Great starting point for exploring new subjects.

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