This podcast investigates the curious history of invention and innovation. Did Thomas Edison take credit for things he didn’t actually invent? What everyday items have surprising origins? And would man have ever got to the moon without… the bra?
Each episode host Dallas Campbell dives into stories of flukey discoveries, erased individuals and merky marketing ploys with the help of experts, scientists and historians.
Expect new episodes every Wednesday and Sunday.
Colours: from Cave Paint to Nanotube Black
There’s a theory that the invention of paint had something to do with the dawn of humanity. We are on a never-ending quest to create brighter, better colours. From grinding rocks, to crushing bugs, concocting chemicals and now manipulating nanotubes – a mind-boggling array of beautiful pigments and dyes litter our history.
Today’s guest is Kassia St Clair, author of international bestseller The Secret Lives of Colours.
Produced by Freddy Chick, Senior Producer is Charlotte Long
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