American Innovations

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Subscribers: 2874
Reviews: 15
Episodes: 49


 Nov 21, 2022

Benjamin Bernard
 Apr 27, 2021
I love it. everything about this podcast is excellent.

Jade
 Dec 4, 2020
Excellent podcasts, very interesting and educational. One of my favorites.

Bruce Wayne
 Nov 18, 2020
Enjoyable podcast on tech history


 Sep 7, 2020

Description

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.

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Episode Date
Listen Now: The Big Flop
Apr 02, 2024
The Mystery of Stuxnet | Cracking the Code | 1
Dec 16, 2021
Man with No Memory | The Accident | 1
Nov 11, 2021
Predator Drone | From Albatross to Amber | 1
Oct 14, 2021
Pushing Painkillers | An Untapped Market | 1
Oct 07, 2021
Social Media | Find Your Friends | 1
Aug 12, 2021
Fracking | The Source Rock | 1
Jul 15, 2021
Cryonics | Immortality On Ice | 1
Jun 17, 2021
Storm Chasers | Tornado Alley | 1
May 27, 2021
Hacking | What’s in the Blue Box? | 1
Apr 29, 2021
Breaking The Sound Barrier | A Bullet With Wings | 1
Apr 08, 2021
Lie Detector | The Heart of a Liar | 1
Feb 25, 2021
Mission To Mars | Seeing Red | 1
Jan 14, 2021
Year In Review | When Will I Get the Vaccine? | 1
Dec 17, 2020
Telephone | Call Waiting | 1
Nov 26, 2020
Auto-Tune: From Cher to Kanye | 1
Nov 19, 2020
The Fight Against AIDS | The Epidemic Begins | 1
Oct 22, 2020
Keeping Cool | A Chilly Reception | 1
Aug 27, 2020
Video Games | Electric Dreams | 1
Jul 30, 2020
Radar | Welcome to Tuxedo Park | 1
Jul 02, 2020
Ferris Wheel | Wheel in the Sky | 1
May 28, 2020
Enemy of All Mankind | A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt | 1
May 21, 2020
Chewing Gum: Snapping and Stretching | 1
May 07, 2020
Dynamite: The Controlled Explosion | 1
Apr 02, 2020
Fighting Coronavirus: Bruce Gellin On How COVID-19 Could Change Vaccine Development | 1
Mar 26, 2020
Organ Transplant: The Kidney Twins | 1
Mar 05, 2020
Valium: Miltown Magic | 1
Feb 06, 2020
Electronic Television: The Picture Radio | 1
Jan 16, 2020
Kodak Roll Film: As Convenient as a Pencil | 1
Nov 28, 2019
The Modern Ambulance | 1
Nov 21, 2019
Electric Chair | War of the Currents | 1
Oct 17, 2019
Skylab: NASA’s Best-Kept Secret| Apollo’s Leftovers | 1
Sep 26, 2019
Corn Flakes | The Brothers of Battle Creek | 1
Aug 22, 2019
The Heimlich Maneuver | 1
Aug 15, 2019
Innovation Fails: DeLorean | Driven to Succeed | 1
Jul 25, 2019
The Birth Control Pill | But Can It Be Done? | 1
Jun 13, 2019
Star Wars' Cinema Technology | 6842 Valjean Ave | 1
May 16, 2019
Airplane | The Flight of the June Bug | 1
Apr 18, 2019
XX Factor | The Woman Who Put Man on the Moon | 1
Mar 14, 2019
Coca-Cola: The Cocaine Clinician | 1
Feb 21, 2019
Rubber: The Miracle Material | Bouncing Ideas | 1
Jan 31, 2019
Virtual Reality I The Sword of Damocles | 1
Dec 13, 2018
Conquering Pain | The Frolic | 1
Nov 15, 2018
Preventing Paralysis | Marching Towards a Cure | 1
Oct 18, 2018
Thinking Machines | Artificial Intelligence | 1
Aug 30, 2018
Nuclear Energy | E = MC Squared | 1
Jun 14, 2018
Where Are Past Seasons?
May 10, 2018
Life's Building Blocks | Lost Pioneers | 1
May 10, 2018
Introducing: American Innovations
Apr 26, 2018