Invention

9 EpisodesProduced by iHeartRadio

From agriculture to the X-ray machine, Stuff to Blow Your Mind hosts Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore the inventions we created, and how they created us.

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The Death Ray, Part 2

January 21st, 2019

57:07
From ancient myth and the inventions of Archimedes to the work of Tesla and countless sci-fi authors, the concept of a death ray is a powerful …

The Death Ray, Part 1

January 14th, 2019

1:21:39
From ancient myth and the inventions of Archimedes to the work of Tesla and countless sci-fi authors, the concept of a death ray is a powerful …

The X-Ray

January 7th, 2019

47:39
Just try to imagine modern medicine without x-rays. How did we ever get by without them and who is responsible for this amazing technological …

Sun Glasses

December 31st, 2018

47:03
It’s hard to imagine how anyone looked cool before the invention of sunglasses, but just when did humans pop their first pair of shades? In this …

Toothpaste

December 24th, 2018

53:56
Toothpaste is a vital substance in our war against tooth decay, but when did we first rub this stuff into our teeth and gums? In this episode of Invention, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick squeeze out the history and …

Chopsticks

December 17th, 2018

56:32
Chopsticks are such an intuitive and precise eating utensil, it’s easy to assume they’ve been with us. But as Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore, …

Guillotine

December 10th, 2018

54:12
The 18th century Guillotine represents the absolute pinnacle of mechanical decapitation. In this episode of Inventions, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick …

The Vending Machine

December 10th, 2018

42:30
Automatons that sell goods on behalf of humans? Vending machines are so ubiquitous in our world that we tend to overlook the weirdness and wonder of the advancement. In this episode of Invention, Robert Lamb and Joe …

Invention Trailer: Daedalus

December 3rd, 2018

1:36
From agriculture to the X-ray machine, hosts Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore the inventions we created, and how they created us.
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