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Episodes

Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist (Part 2 of 2)

4/18/2020
Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.

Duration:00:30:32

Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist (Part 1 of 2)

4/11/2020
Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.

Duration:00:26:06

Nikola Tesla, Inventor (Part 2 of 2)

4/4/2020
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Duration:00:39:44

Nikola Tesla, Inventor (Part 1 of 2)

3/28/2020
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Duration:00:31:29

Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder of Facebook

3/21/2020
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. He co-founded Facebook, Inc. and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot.

Duration:00:37:10

Warren Buffet, Founder of Berkshire Hathaway

3/14/2020
Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$88.9 billion as of December 2019, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world.

Duration:00:47:28

Elon Musk, Co-Founder of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink & The Boring Company (Part 2 of 2)

3/3/2020
Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an engineer, industrial designer, and technology entrepreneur. He is a citizen of South Africa, Canada and the United States (where he has lived most of his life and currently resides), and is the founder, CEO and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society...

Duration:00:33:50

Elon Musk, Co-Founder of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink & The Boring Company (Part 1 of 2)

3/3/2020
Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an engineer, industrial designer, and technology entrepreneur. He is a citizen of South Africa, Canada and the United States (where he has lived most of his life and currently resides), and is the founder, CEO and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society...

Duration:00:31:55

Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple (Part 2 of 2)

3/3/2020
Steven Paul Jobs (ebruary 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s...

Duration:00:43:09

Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple (Part 1 of 2)

3/3/2020
Steven Paul Jobs (ebruary 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s...

Duration:00:31:10

Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google

3/3/2020
Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. Page was the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company) until stepping down on December 3, 2019. After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001, in favor of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011. He announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015, to...

Duration:00:36:54

Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google

3/3/2020
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin was the president of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc, until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019. Brin and Larry Page will remain controlling shareholders of Alphabet. As of October 2019, Brin is the 10th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$64.1billion. Brin immigrated to the United States...

Duration:00:13:47

Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft

3/3/2020
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the...

Duration:00:38:06

John D. Rockefeller, Founder of Standard Oil

3/2/2020
John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person in modern history. Rockefeller became an assistant bookkeeper at age 16 and went into several business partnerships beginning at age 20, concentrating his business on oil refining. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870. He ran it until 1897, and remained its largest shareholder.

Duration:00:18:42

Larry Ellison, Co-Founder of Oracle

2/29/2020
Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of October 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the sixth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $69.1 billion, increased from $54.5 billion in 2018.

Duration:00:21:21

Andrew Carnegie (Part 2 of 2)

2/18/2020
Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history.

Duration:00:37:34

Andrew Carnegie (Part 1 of 2)

2/17/2020
Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history.

Duration:00:22:02

Alan Turing (Part 2 of 2)

2/17/2020
Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer.

Duration:00:37:11

Alan Turing (Part 1 of 2)

2/17/2020
Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer.

Duration:00:24:56

World War 1 (Part 7 of 7)

1/22/2020
Learn about World War 1 from this reading of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

Duration:00:25:58