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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 1512: The Corner Store | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:42

Episode: 1512 The corner store: a retail outlet that is lost but not forgotten.  Today, let's buy candy at the corner store.  

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2748: Land Grant Colleges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 2748 Land Grant Colleges and the Morrill Acts.  Today, college for all.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1511: Lotus and High-Tech | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:44

Episode: 1511 In which the lotus blossom gives a lesson in engineering design.  Today, lotus petals and high-tech.  

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1510: Thomas Sopwith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:47

Episode: 1510 Thomas Sopwith's hundredth birthday.  Today, we meet the oldest airplane designer.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3173: Saint Anselm of Canterbury | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:47

Episode: 3173 Understanding Saint Anselm of Canterbury. Today, unleashing reason.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1509: Roads, Canals, and Railways | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:40

Episode: 1509 Late 18th century competition among roads, canals and railways.  Today, we look at roads, canals, and railways.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2745: Home Economics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 2754 Behind Home Economics.  Today, a different kind of economics.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1508: Alchemy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:43

Episode: 1508  The alchemists and chemistry before the middle 19th century.  Today, we remember alchemy.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1507: Lighter Than Air | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:41

Episode: 1507 Rediscovering lighter-than-air flight.  Today, do you suppose you'll ever get to ride in a dirigible?   

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3172: Dozenels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:48

Episode: 3172 F. Emerson Andrews and the Duodecimal Number System.  Today, a call to action.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1506: The First Mechanical Clocks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:42

Episode: 1506 The invisible invention of the clock.  Today, we look for the first mechanical clock.   

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2743: Book Club | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 2743 The changing book club.  Today, a club.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1503: New Women Fliers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:42

Episode: 1503 The second generation of women fliers comes to maturity.  Today, a new generation of women fliers.   

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1502: The Temptress Moon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:43

Episode: 1502 In which the temptress Moon leads calendar-makers astray.  Today, the moon deceives us.  

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3171: Dave Thomas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:49

Episode: 3171 Dave Thomas and Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers.  Today, we don't cut corners.

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