A thrilling podcast about the History of the Modern World. Humanity has been hard at work for centuries to empower itself with better tools and insights, from science and surgery to electricity and the Internet, and this series celebrates the history of those triumphs. Compared to our ancestors, we live like superheroes and sorcerers, endowed with powers they could never have imagined. But how did we achieve all this? Historian Brad Harris tackles that question head on, revealing how the most important scientific, technological, and cultural advancements in history began, and inspiring us to keep reaching for new historical triumphs along the way.


Title Date published
Context 2018-06-11
Money: From Barter to Blockchain 2018-05-15
Measuring Time: The Hidden Mechanism of Modernity 2018-04-10
The Enlightenment: From a Medieval to a Modern Mindset 2018-03-05
The Printed Book: Opening the Floodgates of Knowledge 2018-02-05
Mastering Metals: From Sticks & Stones to Cars & Computers 2018-01-08
Coffee: Sobering Up for The Enlightenment 2017-12-18
Refrigeration: From Ice Harvests to Superconductivity 2017-11-29
What Defines the History of the Modern World? 2017-11-20
The Theory of Evolution: A Triumph of Wonder, from Coal Miners to Darwin 2017-08-03
The English Language: From a Dark Ages Dialect to Global Domination 2017-07-20
The Stock Market: How Democratized Investment Changed the World 2017-07-06
The Internet: From Sputnik to the World Wide Web 2017-06-22
Computers: From Charles Babbage to Steve Jobs 2017-06-08
Electricity: The Beacon of Modernity 2017-05-25
Surgery: How We Learned to Heal 2017-05-11
Monumental Infrastructure: From Stonehenge to the Golden Gate Bridge 2017-04-27
Wolves to Dogs: The Origins of Our Alliance 2017-04-13
Modern Science: From Belief to Knowledge 2017-03-30
Horsepower: From Stallions to Steam Engines 2017-03-30

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