25 episodes

From the automobile to the rocket ship, from chewing gum to the TV dinner, from the first face in a photograph to the first voice on the telephone, the world has been forever changed by impossible technologies and startling ideas. But these inventions do not always make the world a better place. These are the stories of The First, a podcast exploring the history of human innovation, focusing less on iconic inventors and more on the forgotten geniuses and everyday people that were responsible for bringing us the tools of the modern world. Brought to you by Greg Young of the Bowery Boys podcast.

The First: Stories of Inventions and their Consequences Bowery Boys Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 327 Ratings

From the automobile to the rocket ship, from chewing gum to the TV dinner, from the first face in a photograph to the first voice on the telephone, the world has been forever changed by impossible technologies and startling ideas. But these inventions do not always make the world a better place. These are the stories of The First, a podcast exploring the history of human innovation, focusing less on iconic inventors and more on the forgotten geniuses and everyday people that were responsible for bringing us the tools of the modern world. Brought to you by Greg Young of the Bowery Boys podcast.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
327 Ratings

327 Ratings

Paris11164 ,

Where are you Greg??

Just finished listening to all the shows and am so disappointed that you haven’t recorded more. Missing ya. I’m also caught up with the Bowery Boys podcast. I NEED more. I’m going to start listening to those over again. Both are truly great listening.

AnnaLeeClevo216 ,

Fantastic new offering from Greg Young !

I am a huge fan of Greg Young and what he does with his other podcast The Bowery Boys: New York City History. I am in no way surprised at how high-quality this new show is and how much I enjoy it already. It was good right from the start as Greg already knows what he is doing. Great research excellent production value hand delivery nice point of view and sense of humor as usual also. Thumbs way up can’t wait for more!

Charangoa ,

Thanks Greg

A really well done, full of well presented facts, entertaining podcast. Greg’s special take on events, culture, history & his awesome voice!!! One of my favorite podcasts

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