Engines Of Our Ingenuity
By Dr. John Lienhard
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The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let's explore technology's spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 1194: Self-Deception||Episode: 1194 A scientifically illiterate people goes bankrupt on health care||7/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 3076: Optimization||Episode: 3076 Optimization||7/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 3075: Thucydides, Democracy and Hope||Episode: 3075 Thucydides, Democracy, and Hope||7/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 1192: Black Sea||Episode: 1192 In which a deluge transforms the Black Sea — and farming||7/17/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 1189: Theodore Pachelbel||Episode: 1189 The other Pachelbel brings music to Colonial America||7/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 3074: John and Charles Greene||Episode: 3074 John and Charles Deere||7/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 1188: William Billings||Episode: 1188 William Billings, Colonial composer and American original||7/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 2464: Engineering Diapers||Episode: 2464 Marion Donovan: The Woman who Engineered a Better Diaper||7/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEngines of Our Ingenuity 1187: Good/Bad - People/Machines||Episode: 1187 Good people make good machines: Bad people make bad machines||7/10/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
Terrific "driveway" moments
Engines has aired on KUHF in Houston for many years and I've always wanted a way to retrieve the most interesting episodes to play for my literature students at a local college. The best "engines" blend science, engineering, art, music, literature, and common sense into quirky tales that illuminate the best of our human interaction with the world in history and today.
Dr. Lienhard's program is a compelling and interesting look into the history of technology and its impact on our lives. I'm aware of no other program like it, and it's not to be missed!
The Best Few Minutes of My Day
I have been listening to "Engines" for several years, and I do everything I can to hear it every day. Dr.Lienhard's ability to clearly show us how science, invention, art, literature, history, and our present all intermingle to form the world we are in today, as well as our future, always fascinates me. Dr. Lienhard has the same vision as many of the figures he so sincerely admires. Listen to just one of these episodes, and you will be not only hooked, but educated. Bravo, Dr. Lienhard! Bravo!