These are the dramatic stories of the bright ideas and the brilliant men and women whose work has transformed the world over the last century. We tell their life stories, providing an immersive account of how they made their most famous discoveries. We’ll also put you in the shoes of everyday people whose lives were transformed by these innovations, for better and sometimes for worse. Hosted by Steven Johnson. From Wondery, the network behind Business Wars, Tides of History, and Dirty John.