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.
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Rise and Fall of Cinema
What was the first cinema? When were the heydays of cinema-going and where are we now? How has the experience of going to the cinema changed?
Today’s show is about the rise and fall of cinema. Or should that be the rise and fall and rise again of the cinema.
Dallas’s guest is Trevor Griffiths, historian at the University of Edinburgh who studied the history of cinemas and cinema-going in Scotland and beyond.
Edited by Siobhan Dale, Produced by Sophie Gee, Senior Producer is Charlotte Long
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