Season 5

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S4 E6 – Illuminating Overlooked Inventors

S4 E6 Illuminating Overlooked Inventors Too many times throughout history, the genius of Black innovators has been overlooked because of discrimination. In this episode, we will meet a journalist and a biologist who are helping to dismantle stereotypes about who

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S4 E5 – Trademarking Vulgarity

S4 E5 – Trademarking Vulgarity  In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a case in which no one dared utter the word at the heart of the dispute. Before that, Simon Tam registered his band name and

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S4 E4 – Vaccination Innovation

S4 E4 – Vaccination Innovation  In 2021, “vaccine” is one of the most frequently used words throughout the country. But there’s a lot we can learn from past American vaccines too. In this episode, we’ll get into the stories of

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S4 E3 – Activism, Art, and IP

S4 E3 Activism, Art, and IP There were dozens of breathtaking protest art pieces that appeared during the George Floyd protests. But visual art, especially protest art, is precarious. What happens if a building owner wants to get rid of

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S4 E2 – Ideas of All Origins: Immigration and Innovation

S4E2 Ideas of All Origins: Immigration and Innovation  Some of America’s most beloved inventions were created by immigrants. But as a nation, our attitude towards immigrants has gone through many phases. Listen as we explore how the mass migration restrictions

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S4 E1 – Food for Our Future

S4E1 Food for Our Future Scientists predict that we’ll reach 9 billion people on the planet by 2050. The question for thirty years from now is… how will we feed everyone? Plant biologists are working hard to invent faster plants

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