How It Began: A History of the Modern World

A Society, Culture and History podcast
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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.

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Dusse reviewed this podcast on Jul 2nd, 2017
"At times overly bombastic, but usually really solid stories about the development of the technology and other related things that have made up our world. A bit in the same vein as BBC's "50 Things That Made The Modern Economy", but more in depth."

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Mar 30th, 2017
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Jun 11th, 2018
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