American Innovations

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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, an...Show More


44:52 | Oct 17th, 2019

On August 6, 1890, a prisoner named William Kemmler became the first man executed in the electric chair. It was designed to be a more humane form of execution, but the gruesome scene in the death cham...Show More
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This is a classic wondery style audio history drama, but it feels a bit more light hearted than other ones by Lindsey Graham. An easy listen...Show More

41:21 | Jul 5th, 2018

The first serious accident from a nuclear reactor happened in the United States in 1960. It wouldn't be the last. And in the coming decades, a new word will be used to talk about accidents of these ki...Show More
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All the nuclear disasters documented. The sound effects and storytelling about the disasters will give you nightmares. 🙉🙈

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05:41 | Mar 24th

Joe Exotic devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But he’s also made a lot of...Show More

44:58 | Mar 19th

In 1967, an unlikely surgeon performs the first human heart transplant – and shocks the world. As others race to replicate his achievement, one surgical team makes a mistake that could spell the end o...Show More

36:52 | Mar 12th

By the early 1960s, surgeons have proven that it's possible to transplant kidneys and lungs. Now, with heart disease still the leading cause of death, they've set their sights on performing the first ...Show More
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