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Patented: History of Inventions
Patented: History of Inventions
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This podcast investigates the curious history of invention and innovation. Did Thomas Edison take credit for things he didn’t actually invent? What... more

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Things vs. Humans: the spiteful behaviour of inanimate objects

If you can never connect to a printer, if furniture jumps out to stub your toe, if when you do... more

27 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
First Ever Submarine

400 years ago on the River Thames a mad genius showed off the world's first submarine. A crowd of thousands... more

24 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
Inventing Fire: the First Spark of Humanity

Fire is the unsung hero of human evolution. We could not have turned into the big-brained, deep-thinking animals we are... more

20 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Rise and Fall of High Heels

For most of their history, High Heels were resolutely masculine. The most manly of manly footwear. How did they turn... more

17 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes

What do all incredibly cool people have in common? They wear Sunglasses. Whether you're Miles Davis or Audrey Hepburn, James... more

13 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
Deep-Sea Submersibles & the Titan Disaster

The Titan submersible implosion was a tragic example of marine exploration going wrong. Today Dallas speaks to one of the... more

10 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes

Why are men in charge? Who invented Patriarchy?Was it chest-thumping primate ancestors? Was it spear-wielding hunter gatherers? Was it at... more

06 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
Donald Hebb: Brainwashing in the Cold War

In 1950, a new word ‘brainwashing’ entered the English language. From the paranoia of the Cold War a new type... more

03 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Medieval Swords

No invention conjures up the 'Old World' as much as the Sword. It's an utterly iconic object that whisks us... more

30 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Marie Curie

In a leaky shed in Paris, Marie Curie turned two tons of pitchblende (aka special rocks) into a single test... more

27 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
Patented: History of Inventions
Things vs. Humans: the spiteful behaviour of inanimate objects
Patented: History of Inventions
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