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A thrilling podcast about the History of the Modern World. Humanity has been hard at work for centuries to empower itself with better tools and insights, from science and surgery to electricity and the Internet, and this series celebrates the history of those triumphs. Compared to our ancestors, we live like superheroes and sorcerers, endowed with powers they could never have imagined. But how did we achieve all this? Historian Brad Harris tackles that question head on, revealing how the most important scientific, technological, and cultural advancements in history began, and inspiring us to keep reaching for new historical triumphs along the way.

How It Began: A History of the Modern World Brad Harris, Historian of Science & Technology

    • History
    • 4.9, 348 Ratings

A thrilling podcast about the History of the Modern World. Humanity has been hard at work for centuries to empower itself with better tools and insights, from science and surgery to electricity and the Internet, and this series celebrates the history of those triumphs. Compared to our ancestors, we live like superheroes and sorcerers, endowed with powers they could never have imagined. But how did we achieve all this? Historian Brad Harris tackles that question head on, revealing how the most important scientific, technological, and cultural advancements in history began, and inspiring us to keep reaching for new historical triumphs along the way.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
348 Ratings
348 Ratings
Billanderson41 ,

Unbelievably addicting!!

Much like the history of coffee presented in Season 2, this podcast is very addictive. Harris takes commonplace items and concepts with which we have become overly familiar and makes their history both entertaining and educational. I am blown away with the production value put into this show.

Nute. ,

Wow!

This is one of the best podcast that I have ever listened to. It is informative and entertaining. The quality is outstanding. I learned an incredible amount of history in just this one episode. I’m blown away. You are a treasure!

Hudson Ninja ,

Simply amazing!!!

I can’t believe this material is free! This show has changed my daily routine and I found it accidentally. I can see the world with much more clarity now. You are awesome!!

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