From the automobile to the rocket ship, from chewing gum to the TV dinner, from the first face in a photograph to the first voice on the telephone, the world has been forever changed by impossible technologies and startling ideas. But these inventions do not always make the world a better place. These are the stories of The First, a podcast exploring the history of human innovation, focusing less on iconic inventors and more on the forgotten geniuses and everyday people that were responsible for bringing us the tools of the modern world. Brought to you by Greg Young of the Bowery Boys podcast.


Title Date published
The First Apartment Building in America (A Stuyvesant Story) 2018-01-03
The Lost Highway: America's First Cross Country Road 2017-12-21
How Electric Light Changed Christmas Forever 2017-12-07
The Plant Doctor: The Extraordinary George Washington Carver 2017-10-06
The Real Housewives of Early America: The Story of the First American Cookbook 2017-09-21
The Rebel: America's Founding Inventor 2017-08-25
Lightning Strikes: Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia Experiment 2017-08-11
Franklin Gothic: The Invention of Benjamin Franklin 2017-07-28
The Secret History of Soft Drinks: A Tale In Four Flavors 2017-06-20
The Devil and The First Broadway Musical 2017-06-01
The Bowery Wizards: A History of Early American Tattoos 2017-05-19
The First Song Ever Recorded 2017-05-05
Josephine and the Dish-Washing Machine 2017-04-21
Nikola Tesla and the Wireless World 2017-03-26
The Big Story of Old Bet: The First Circus Elephant 2017-03-13
Unimate and the Rise of the Robots 2017-02-24
The Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Revolution: The Story of the First Bikini 2017-02-10
This Morbid Invention: The First Electric Chair 2017-01-27
The Cow and The Country Boy (The First Vaccine) 2017-01-13
Making the Pledge of Allegiance 2016-12-16

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