Engines of Our Ingenuity show

Engines of Our Ingenuity

Summary: 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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 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3130: A War of Concrete | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:52

Episode: 3130 A War of Concrete: The Mulberry Harbors and the Invasion of Normandy.  Today, a portable port saves the day.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1361: The Crawler Transporter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:42

Episode: 1361 NASA's Crawler Transporter: Largest land transport vehicle.  Today, we ride the world's largest land vehicle.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1360: Cleaning Ourselves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:42

Episode: 1360 A brief history of bathing ourselves.  Today, let's bathe.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2596: Golf Club Grooves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 2596 Golf Club Grooves: How small changes in technology can cause controversy.  Today’s episode is brought to you by the letters U and V.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1359: Windmills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:40

Episode: 1359 The Windmill: A device that has come, gone, and which may come again.  Today, let's tilt at windmills.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3129: What Went Wrong on D-Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:51

Episode: 3129 What Went Wrong on D-Day: The Paradox of the Allies' Greatest Campaign.  Today, when things go terribly wrong.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1358: William Minor and the OED | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:43

Episode: 1358 William Minor helping us to understand language from an insane asylum.  Today, a great dictionary and an asylum for the criminally insane.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1356: Betting On Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:44

Episode: Betting on science. It's been going on for a long time.  Today, let's bet on science.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3128: Lincoln-Douglas Debates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 3128 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and Lincoln-Douglas Debating.  Today, up for debate.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1355: George Squire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:45

Episode: 1355 Major General George Squire, Muzak, and struggling to be generous.  Today, a story about altruism and Muzak.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2594: Ptolemy's Geographia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 2594 Mapping the World: Ptolemy’s Geographia.  Today, a man and a map.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1357: Testing Airplane Propellers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:41

Episode: 1357 An airplane propeller test facility, twelve years before the Wright Brothers.  Today, we test airplane propellers, 12 years before the Wright brothers flew.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1353: Small Towns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:45

Episode: 1353 In which we visit a small town.  Today, let's visit a small town.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3127: The Long and The Short of Elevators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:48

Episode: 3127 The Long and The Short Of Elevators.  Today, the way to the top.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1351: M. & Mme Blanchard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:39

Episode: 1351 Balloonists Jean-Pierre and Marie Blanchard, the first barnstormers.  Today, we join George Washington at a balloon ascent.


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