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American Innovations
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. From Wondery, the network behind Business Wars,...
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4.6 stars from 4,278 ratings
Enough on covid
Sigh, sick of hearing about covid. I turn to podcasts to escape. Enough already
flyoverview via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/21
Excellent.
Worth the listen. Here is an idea. What about the development of batteries?
Keepingscoreforfun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/21
Excellent!
Another great Wondery show. An exciting combination of Tech and History, based on the Innovations that have defined this Country. Excellent story telling and production skills bring the adventures of our Entrepreneurs to life. Thanks Steven for creating this masterpiece podcast.
Scotty Baby 929 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
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