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Author: Wondery

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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, American History Tellers, and Dirty John.

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Joe Kaufman

ks

Feb 18th
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James Kellett

Knowledge meets commonsense very enlightening.

Feb 2nd
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Jeremiah Evertsen

what are these other people smoking? lol, get a life and stop raging on bill nye you loosers

Jan 31st
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Alexander Burrell

My phone decided to notify me about this. Bill Nye the gender is a spectrum with no basis in science guy. Thanks castbox, this is exactly the guy I don't care to hear from.

Jan 30th
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Vincent Rush

Bill Nye the Fake Science guy...but then again...he's rich and has a podcast.

Jan 30th
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Remingtone Taber

Bill Nye "the progressive socialist guy"

Jan 30th
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Robert Klinck

ah, science it's everywhere around us,yet some in America don't believe, but ancient believes, there fine with. Ah America.??

Jan 30th
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Lynn Davidson

Robert Klinck Science isn't the problem. It's pseudo science used to advance a left wing agenda.

Jan 30th
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Enrique Casablanca

Bill Nye used to me my hero when I was a kid. Then I grew up and watched his special in the past few years, what a scum bag. Nothing backed by science and spreading government propaganda. Bill Nye should he ashamed.

Jan 30th
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Donnie Cardenas

pig

Jan 30th
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
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Kenny Hagadorn

thanks!

Jan 3rd
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Anatoly Fomin

Best podcast. I hope will be more storeys. Thanks, Autor.

Dec 20th
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Balamurali M

Must watch for anyone who is interested to know how artificial intelligence has evolved. All the big names I have seen in research papers are being mentioned in the podcast.

Dec 19th
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Balamurali M

Focusing on single topic and explaining it in a chronological order makes this podcast amazing

Dec 19th
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Matt Trinko

Too many ads

Dec 4th
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Anatoly Fomin

Matt Trinko You should understand. Adds is actually what's pays for the podcast.

Dec 20th
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Matthew Fabiszak

An additional section regarding muon catalyzed cold fusion would have been excellent. Otherwise, this was excellent content! Thanks for the info and I look forward to listening to more content.

Nov 6th
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Storytime with Aaron

Too many commercials 😔

Sep 7th
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Tyler Dyer

expecting the entire population to become vegetarian is a fool's dream. humans eat meat. we just do. it's a great source for high proteins witch stimulates brain development aiding in human evolution. you have the luxury of choosing to eat meat or not because your ancestors ate meet for thousands of years. you can't do that on peanuts. I think factory meat farming is a horrific unnecessary evil. The industry needs to change having animal welfare and efficiency the top priority. we need many small farms outside every city, support local farms, organic grass fed animals. and people need to change there eating habits. smaller portions of meat, less often maybe. give your food the respect it deserves. if the global population is going to rise we need to localize recorces. every industry needs to streamline, adapt new technology and update with their carbon foot print in mind. efficiency is the key to a good future on a crowded planet.

Aug 13th
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Ben Pagano

I was excited for this and pulled up her book, ready to purchase after this episode. Meat and dairy reduction being only briefly mentioned in here made me decide not to. I can't wrap my head around someone committing to a green future while still consuming meat and talking so little about the impact of 1800 gallons per 1lb of beef. We must not forget to mention the food and land resources that have to be funneled into livestock as well. The greenhouse gasses emitted from livestock wasn't even mentioned. Seems like we missed a lot of easy bullet points when it comes to water footprint activism in agriculture here.

Aug 10th
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Joan S. Salelles Mateu

Very interesting sujects! I'm using it to improve my English listening skills. Would it be possible to have the transcriptions?

Jul 28th
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