50 Things That Made the Modern Economy


Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of 50 inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.


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Title: Introducing 13 Minutes to the Moon Season 2

Introducing 13 Minutes to the Moon Season 2

March 9th, 2020

Jump on-board a doomed mission to the Moon. Apollo 13: the extraordinary story, told by the people who flew it and saved it. Search for 13 Minutes to… Go to Episode

Gutenberg press

March 2nd, 2020

Johannes Gutenberg's printing press changed the course of human history. It created a new way of doing business, drastically reduced the cost and speed… Go to Episode

Slot machines

February 24th, 2020

First developed by a toy company in the 1890s, slot machines have become one of the most profitable tools of the gambling trade - but many who play them… Go to Episode

Chess algorithms

February 17th, 2020

In 1997, Garry Kasparov, widely regarded as the world's greatest chess player, was defeated by Deep Blue, a computer. But how much did that reveal about… Go to Episode