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 1382: Symphysiotomy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:41

Episode: 1382 Symphysiotomy: Surgery and the clockwork mind of Rationalism.   Today, clockwork and surgery.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1380: Indian Telegraph | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:40

Episode: 1380 William O'Shaughnessy and India's telegraph system.  Today, telegraphy comes to India.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3137: The Rite of Spring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:54

Episode: 3137 Igor Stravinski's The Rite of Spring.  Today, a Russian revolution.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3136: Of Lamps and Whales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:51

Episode: 3136 The Whale Oil Myth: The unrelated collapse of whaling and rise of petroleum.  Today, did big oil save the whales?

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2618: Søren Kierkegaard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 2618 Søren Kierkegaard: Christian Existentialist.  Today, an exit.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1379: Frank and Peter Griffin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:44

Episode: 1379 Frank and Peter Griffin: teaching calculus.  Today, an obituary brings back memories.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1378: S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:41

Episode: 1378 The wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald; "Only a lake!"  Today, just a lake! 

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2614: Pixels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:50

Episode: 2614 Engineering Pictures Made of Pixels.  Today, painting with pixels.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1377: Ben Franklin and Music | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:40

Episode: 1377 Benjamin Franklin writes about music and electricity.  Today, Ben Franklin talks about music.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2611: Kepler’s Somnium | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:50

Episode:  2611 Early science fiction: Kepler’s Somnium.   Today, a dream.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1376: Frere Jacques | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:45

Episode: 1376 Frère Jacques: The canonical hours and mechanical clocks.   Today, religious practice and the mechanical clock. 

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3135: Fujita in Brookings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:52

Episode: 3135 Nabuo Fujita returns in peace to Brookings, OR, after have waged war there.  Today, a war comes to an end.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2608: Maria Telkes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:52

Episode: 2608 Maria Telkes: Solar Energy Pioneer.  Today, here comes the sun.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1375: Newton vs. Leibniz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:45

Episode: 1375 Leibniz, Newton, and the great calculus dispute.  Today, we throw Leibniz's cat into the super collider. 

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2606: More Beautiful Books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:50

Episode: 2606 More Beautiful Books: revisiting books by the foot.  Today, the measure of a book.

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