The Engines of Our Ingenuity

Posted by Kimberly Powell on 05/09/2017

The Engines of our Ingenuity

Monday - Friday, 12:06pm

Written and hosted by John Lienhard and KUHF-FM, Houston, The Engines of Our Ingenuity tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity.  The program uses the record of history to reveal the way art, technology, and ideas have shaped us.   Episode topics range from cable cars to Civil War submarines, from the connection between Romantic poets and Victorian science to the invention of the bar code.

The series is broadcast five days a week by over thirty National Public   Radio affiliates nation-wide. It was first aired on NPR member station   KUHF-FM Houston on Jan. 4, 1988. It was made available nationally, three months later. As of May 9, 2017, 3124 new episodes will have been aired and posted on the Engines web site:

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