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DNA science. Artificial intelligence. Smartphones and 3D printers. Science and technology have transformed the world we live in. But how did we get here? It wasn’t by accident. Well, sometimes it was. It was also the result of hard work, teamwork, and competition. And incredibly surprising moments.
Hosted by bestselling author Steven Johnson (“How We Got To Now”), American Innovations uses immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century. From Wondery, the network behind Business Wars, American History Tellers, and Dirty John.

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    • 4.6, 2.5K Ratings

DNA science. Artificial intelligence. Smartphones and 3D printers. Science and technology have transformed the world we live in. But how did we get here? It wasn’t by accident. Well, sometimes it was. It was also the result of hard work, teamwork, and competition. And incredibly surprising moments.
Hosted by bestselling author Steven Johnson (“How We Got To Now”), American Innovations uses immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century. From Wondery, the network behind Business Wars, American History Tellers, and Dirty John.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

JT Rothwell ,

Fascinating and well-researched

They pick very interesting historical topics, collect detailed research, and weave together an engaging, even suspenseful story that sheds new light on the origins of great ideas. The production value is extremely high.

FiveAAAAs ,

Tell the whole story

This podcast is very good, however their is a tendency not to tell the whole story. Margret Sanger was eugenicist and her racial beliefs were appalling.

threeD@ys ,

Great!!

Very well done. 5 stars not enough.

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