What Invention Deserves Way More Credit Than We Give It?

What Invention Deserves Way More Credit Than We Give It? alashi/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images
What Invention Deserves Way More Credit Than We Give It? alashi/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images

From the Billy Bookcase to the air conditioner, the gramophone to the stacks of paper we needed for the Gutenberg press to work, history is filled with important-but-overlooked inventions. Will and Mango spend this episode giving some less glamorous ideas their due (did you know a bag of concrete is one of the best weapons against poverty?). Featuring a big assist from economist Tim Harford.