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.
Ejector Seats: Death Defying Invention
“Eject! Eject!” Imagine hearing that and the next second flying out into the sky at hundreds of miles an hour, your life in the hands of a chair. Luckily it’s a very special chair that has rockets, restraining harnesses, parachutes and more.
Today is the story of the invention of Ejector Seats and there’s no one better to tell it than John Nichol, who had to eject while on duty in the first Gulf War. His new book “Eject! Eject!” is out now.
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