Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.
Companies that Built the World: Hewlett-Packard - Episode 258
Hewlett-Packard, perhaps better known as simply HP, has taken an interesting journey to get to where they are today. We might know them for their laptops and printers that never seem to work when we need them to, but this wasn't always the way for Hewlett-Packard.
William Hewlett and David Packard (picking which name came first on a coin flip) started the company with a drill press and a few dollars in a rented garage. Years later, their first customer, Disney, got them well on their way to success. The two men had a storied existence from building this iconic company, to serving in World War 2, and even helping to serve in the United States government. All this while building out one of the leading tech giants in the world.
Sit back and enjoy the history of Hewlett-Packard and learn what a significant impact HP has had on the world.
Notre Dame Restoration - Episode 257
On April 15, 2019, one of the world's most recognizable structures, the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, caught on fire, suffering significant damage. A restoration project has been underway ever since, with hopes of the cathedral reopening in some capacity by 2024.
We dove in to try and understand what caused the fire to start in the first place, the hurdles that have to be overcome in the Notre Dame restoration project, and better understand the technology and engineering used to restore this amazing cathedral to its formal glory.
How Does Wheat Get Processed? - Episode 256
Wheat is a common ingredient in many of our favorite foods, and although it is easy to head to the store and pick up a loaf of bread or a doughnut, the grain production process isn't as simple.
The wheat production process, when boiled down, hasn't changed a lot over the centuries. Threshing, winnowing, and grinding all still occur, but to do so on a large scale is really where technology and engineering have made their mark. Learn the basic process from the time wheat is planted to hitting the supermarket shelves and everything in-between.
Top 10 Fake Materials - Episode 255
When it comes to engineering, the material that you choose goes a long way in how your design is going to function. The same holds true for the materials used in our favorite movies, video games, and books! Even if they don't exist in real life...
We've decided to explore some of the amazing materials that exist in some of these fictional universes that we could only wish exist here on Earth, and of course, ranked our top 10!
See where your favorites like adamantium, vibranium, mythril, and more rank on the official top 10 fake materials list.
Great Inventors: Steve Wozniak - Episode 254
When you think about Apple, obviously you think of Steve, right? No, not that one. Steve Wozniak, lovingly known as Woz. You have probably heard of Woz, but do you know how important his role with Apple was? Some might argue that he was more important than his more well known counterpart, Steve Jobs.
Sit back and enjoy this brief walkthrough of Steve Wozniak's life (thus far), how he got started with Apple, or how Apple really started with him, his other inventions like the universal remote, and so much more!
How Do GMOs Work? - Episode 253
There is a lot of debate about GMOs being healthy, as well as if GMOs are actually a sustainable method of food production. We're not here to debate if they are good for you or not (science has no conclusive evidence to say they are not), but we are here to discuss what they are, how they work, the method to make it happen, and the impact that GMOs are having on the agriculture industry!
Sit back, learn a little, and enjoy the banter
Great podcast by some guys who don’t take themselves too seriously. Fun to listen to and learn, along with some occasional insults and good humor. Their topics run the gamut of all things engineering or things close to engineering (or sciency or whatever). It’s entertaining and a great way to end the workday drive home. Definitely recommend!
Great listen! Learn, laugh and relax.
This is probably one of my favorite podcasts. These cats are funny, smart and witty. I’m an engineer and this is perfect when I want to learn about a topic at a high level (and sometimes even a deeper level). I vote they create a patreon page, everyone give them big time podcast money and let them make 3-4 episodes a week. This 1 podcast a week is terrible for my lack of patience. And I’ve heard almost every podcast once, several twice.
Greatest Podcast Ever
I Love this podcast. I listen whenever new episodes come out! I love it because it’s like a science comedy paradox and Luke’s Rants are awesome! Love you guys James and Luke!