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A podcast from iHeartRadio & Seeker

Surprisingly Brilliant

15 Episodes • Released Weekly

15 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from iHeartRadio & Seeker

Surprisingly Brilliant

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15 Episodes • Released Weekly

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A new podcast that tells the true stories of the wild experiments, bizarre journeys, and strange ideas that led to incredible discoveries, life-saving medicines, and evidence of where we all came from. Written & Hosted by Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot for iHeartRadio & Seeker.  

Latest Episode

25 Jun 2020 • 48 mins

The Fourth Astronaut

Meet the ‘Rope Mother’ - the lady whose code, weaved into copper wire and magnetic rings, saved the Apollo 11 mission to the moon… Greg tells Maren the story of an incredible person who has not only been called The Fourth Astronaut, but who also pioneered, and coined the term for, ‘Software Engineering’.Experts:Rod Pyle- https://www.planetary.org/connect/our-experts/profiles/rod-pyle.htmlZoe Corbyn-https://www.theguardian.com/profile/zoe-corbynSources Found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lHFJJS5dn-2E1IsAVGoiNkVl-PPNzaWKi8aSoTGs35Q/edit Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers