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50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

By BBC World Service

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Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.

Customer Reviews

9 minute stories about the world around us

I love these little stories about every day things that we encounter all the time. I have so far enjoyed learning about the Diesel engine, the shipping container and the iPhone. Great stuff.


I love these, bite size chunks of some of the most important advances and inventions that have shaped our world.

Great podcast

Really interesting short podcasts on modern day developments and inventions