Luminaries is a multimedia exploration of some of histories most influential people. Inventors, leaders, philosophers, warriors, theologians, tycoons, explorers, spies and more are the cast of this unfolding drama. Come with us as we look at the impact of great individuals on our collective history and find out why they capture our imagination.
Amelia Earhart: For the Fun of It
This episode of the Luminaries Podcast follows the adventurous life of America's most famous pilot Amelia Earhart.
H.G. Wells - The Original Futurist
HG. Wells is considered by many to be the "father of science fiction." His most famous works, The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds are recognized all over the world. Wells was a prolific writer in many genres, completing such works as The Outline of History, The Science of Life, and The Rights of Man which laid the groundwork for the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During his life, Wells was a social and political rebel and a prophetic ambassador of technology.
Nikola Tesla: Electric Sorcerer
The second episode of Luminaries looks at the extraordinary life of the Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. Read more about Tesla and see the podcast in pictures at https://luminariespodcast.wordpress.com/2020/01/04/nikola-tesla-electric-sorcerer/
Charles de Gaulle
The maiden episode of the Luminaries Podcast explores the life of the French general Charles de Gaulle. Read the more about de Gualle and the episode in pictures at https://luminariespodcast.wordpress.com/2019/11/10/charles-de-gaulle/