I came across the 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy podcast while browsing Overcast. It’s a short podcast about 50 inventions, ideas, and innovations that helped created the modern economy. Each episode is about 10 minutes long with just enough information.

I would highly recommend the podcast 🤓. I learned a lot about processes and things that I hadn’t gave much thought to.


  • iPhone - Explores the technologies, components, and entities that made the iPhone a possibility.
  • Paper - The establishment of such a small thing increased literacy, access, and comfort.
  • Gramaphone - The synthesization of our voice into an analog medium.