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Ada Lovelace (or Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace, if we're being particular), is often called "The world's first computer programmer," which is quite the claim to fame conside...

This week we take a look at the life and work of MC Escher, an artist more embraced by mathematicians than he was by the art world. His work endures, and his singular style infused...

This week we take a look at inventions that occurred either way earlier, or way later than we all might expect. From crossword puzzles to plywood, we find out the who's and whens o...

#169 - It's Gold, Jerry!

Why has gold been valued since the beginning mankind? Does it have any use outside of being pretty and tiny, or is it really just that humans really, really like things that are pr...

Instead of spoiling what our episode is about this week, I want you to be just as surprised and delighted as I was. It's what the world needs now.  But in the news this week, we've...

We've been off for a few weeks, so what better time to catch up on all the news that's been piling up. Join us as we discuss Portland's reallocation of police funds, NASA's design ...

Almost a quarter of all wild west cowboys were African-American, and they were an indispensable part of building the American West. So linked to the work, the term "cow boy" was cr...

Garbage management has been, and always will be something the human race needs to address. How did (or didn't) they do it in the past? This week we take a dumpster dive into the hi...

How do you go about building underwater? Whether it's a dam, a bridge, or a Chunnel (not a C.H.U.D., you have to figure out how to remove water from where water wants to be. So how...

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