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Engines of Our Ingenuity

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The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let's explore technology's spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.

The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let's explore technology's spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.
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The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let's explore technology's spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.

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English


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Engines of Our Ingenuity 1427: Dominique de Menil

11/17/2017
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Episode: 1427 Dominique de Menil, a creative legacy. Today, I learn something at a fancy benefit dinner.

Duration: 00:03:44


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3149: Constants of Nature

11/16/2017
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Episode: 3149 Constants of Nature. Today, the grandest machine of all.

Duration: 00:04:29


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1426: Skyscrapers

11/15/2017
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Episode: 1426 The skyscraper: a Phoenix out of the great Chicago Fire. Today, let's talk about skyscrapers.

Duration: 00:03:39


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2686: Frank and Lillian Moller Gilbreth

11/14/2017
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Episode: 2686 The Story of Frank and Lillian Moller Gilbreth. Today, cheaper by the dozen.

Duration: 00:03:46


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1425: A Transatlantic Cable

11/13/2017
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Episode: 1425 Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable. Today, Queen Victoria sends a telegram to President Buchanan.

Duration: 00:03:39


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1424: La Sylphide

11/10/2017
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Episode: 1424 La Sylphide: an elemental in the Industrial Revolution. Today, a ballet gives us an odd window into history.

Duration: 00:03:42


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3148: Water System Rehabilitation

11/9/2017
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Episode: 3148 Rehabilitating The Nation's Aging Water System. Today, we rehabilitate.

Duration: 00:03:28


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1422: Alexandria

11/8/2017
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Episode: 1422 Technology in Alexandria, ca. 200 BC. Today, a 2200-year-old age of invention.

Duration: 00:03:55


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2683: Taylorism

11/7/2017
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Episode: 2683 Taylorism: early scientific management. Today, Taylorism.

Duration: 00:04:04


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1421: Rocket Boys

11/6/2017
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Episode: 1421 The Rocket Boys, a moving story of adolescence and engineering. Today, a book with a surprising subtext.

Duration: 00:03:54


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1420: The Erie Canal

11/3/2017
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Episode: 1420 The Erie Canal. Today, we ride 568 feet uphill in a barge.

Duration: 00:03:48


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3147: Reason, Religion and Revolution

11/2/2017
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Episode: 3147 The Three R's: Reason, Religion and Revolution. Today, the three r's: reason, religion and revolution.

Duration: 00:03:30


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1419: Another Look at The Plague

11/1/2017
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Episode: 1419 Another way of looking at the 14th century Plague. Today, population reduction by disaster.

Duration: 00:03:59


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2678: Hugh Everett: The Physicist and the Man

10/31/2017
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Episode: 2678 Hugh Everett III: Man of Many Worlds. Today, a tragedy in at least one universe.

Duration: 00:04:05


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1418: The Influence of War

10/30/2017
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Episode: 1418 Does war influence technological evolution? Some surprising facts. Today, we wonder how war influences technology.

Duration: 00:04:15


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1417: A Metaphor Collapses

10/27/2017
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Episode: 1417 In which the medieval clock metaphor finally collapses. Today, a metaphor dies.

Duration: 00:04:12


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2675: Like Mother, Like Son

10/26/2017
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Episode: 2675 Harry and Febb King Ensminger burn and Tennessee’s ratification of the nineteenth amendment. Today, a mother’s influence.

Duration: 00:04:20


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1416: Technology On Hold

10/25/2017
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Episode: 1416 Technology on Hold: ideas that return after a long time. Today, technology on hold.

Duration: 00:04:10


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2672: Self Replicating Machines

10/24/2017
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Episode: 2672 Self replicating machines. Today, remaking yourself.

Duration: 00:04:19


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1415: Right Hand/Left Hand

10/23/2017
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Episode: 1415 Right and left handedness: some new ideas about origins. Today, why do you write with your right hand?

Duration: 00:04:13

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