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.
Dogs: Domesticating Wolves, Inventing Breeds (& Killer Beavers)
How do we go from wolves to modern dogs? And where do Killer Beavers fit into the story?
Humans domesticated wolves long before any other animal (or even any plants). Yet what exactly happened is shrouded in mystery.
We cover ancient origins, the explosion of breeds in the Victorian era, and some very strange experiments in Soviet Russia.
Dallas’s guest today is Greger Larson, an evolutionary geneticist at Oxford University.
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