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American Innovations

American Innovations

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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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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Daniel Brown

Wonderful podcast! He does a great job of explaining complex concepts in a way that is very easy to follow.

Jul 26th
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Abraham Guarin

too much zip recruiter

Jul 25th
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Benjamin Jordan

Abraham Guarin are you looking to hire quality candidates?

Oct 4th
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Abraham Guarin

too much zip recruiter

Jul 25th
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Chris Horton

Really enjoyed this series. Have read a number of books on the subject before but this speaker and his editors and producers put together something that is fun and informative.

Jul 20th
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Benjamin Jordan

please never stop making these, I'll pay whatever it takes

Jul 9th
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Jatin Pratap

great podcast

Jul 4th
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Adam Arnold

first ever podcast to listen to and i picked a good one.

Jun 29th
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Winston Lin

Great podcast! I love the topics and how they are presented. Keep it up!

Jun 27th
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carl delasi broohm

haven't even started listening yet but I know I love this. can't wait for my next commute

Jun 14th
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Balamurali M

awesome 😂

May 29th
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G Neiman

fabulous stuff! I binged right through it, while gardening outdoors. great way to spend the morning. can't wait for more.

May 28th
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Eyematters

Outstanding content and production.

May 17th
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Vallen Maes

I'm so stoked for more.

May 14th
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Angelica Smith

Amazing podcast already. Keep it up!

May 11th
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Nicholas Estrada

this is awesome!

May 10th
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