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This week we take a look at inventions that occurred either way earlier, or way later than we all might expect. From crossword puzzles to plywood, we find out the who's and whens o...

#169 - It's Gold, Jerry!

Why has gold been valued since the beginning mankind? Does it have any use outside of being pretty and tiny, or is it really just that humans really, really like things that are pr...

Instead of spoiling what our episode is about this week, I want you to be just as surprised and delighted as I was. It's what the world needs now.  But in the news this week, we've...

We've been off for a few weeks, so what better time to catch up on all the news that's been piling up. Join us as we discuss Portland's reallocation of police funds, NASA's design ...

Almost a quarter of all wild west cowboys were African-American, and they were an indispensable part of building the American West. So linked to the work, the term "cow boy" was cr...

Garbage management has been, and always will be something the human race needs to address. How did (or didn't) they do it in the past? This week we take a dumpster dive into the hi...

How do you go about building underwater? Whether it's a dam, a bridge, or a Chunnel (not a C.H.U.D., you have to figure out how to remove water from where water wants to be. So how...

We all know how the story ends, but how did it begin, and how did it all culminate in one fateful 30-second explosion? And can I get the Hindenburg radio guy to read all my news st...

#162 - Holograms

This week we dive into the strange world of holograms. How do they work? How do you create them? And how do they differ from regular photography or filmmaking? Well, the short answ...

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