The Industrial Revolutions

Dave Broker

The story of how a primate species created a world full of skyscrapers, airplanes, nuclear weapons, and vaccines. From the mass production of cotton weaving in the first industrial revolution of the 18th Century, to the digital revolution of today, t...Show More

43:18 | Jul 16th

How the French chaos transformed the political, religious, and economic orders of Continental Europe.

38:40 | Jun 25th

In this episode, we explore the underlying intellectual reasons for the American Revolution, and how that Revolution reshaped those ideas into a philosophy that would take over the world as industrialization spread.
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39:35 | Nov 19th

In the days before electric lighting was possible, the people of the time needed to figure out ways to illuminate the world around them.

36:56 | Nov 12th

The development and impact of the electric telegraph!

38:06 | Nov 5th

This week we explore the lives and careers Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Cornelius Vanderbilt – two of industrial history’s most prolific individuals.
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