Wisebuddah has launched a brand new audio documentary series from Sunday Times best-selling author Bill Bryson, Appliance of Science, made for Audible Studios.
The original series sees Bryson partner with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Over 6 episodes, the podcast takes listeners object by object through some of the institution’s less well-known inventions and discoveries, uncovering the weird and wonderful human stories behind them.
Bill Bryson, host of the series, said: “The Science Museum is one of my favourite places in London. With its huge halls with aeroplanes and trains, rockets and spaceships dangling from the ceilings, it’s a feast of invention and discovery. There are over 300,000 objects in its collections – and each one has a part to play in the great narrative of scientific discovery. But what really interests me are the human stories behind those objects and their invention and appliance in the real world. In this series we hear about an unlikely teenage inventor and his portable x-ray kit, the giant mirror from the Great Rosse telescope that was polished daily by Irish farm-workers and the quest of John Harrison to create a life-saving clock that solved the problem of longitude. With the help of a wonderful group of curators from the London Science Museum, we’ll uncover dramatic tales behind the little-known objects in their collection. Think of it as a museum in your ears.”
Bill Bryson’s Appliance Of Science joins a host of original podcasts, documentaries and series released by Audible in recent months. Other notable highlights include Jon Ronson’s chart-topping The Butterfly Effect, the critically acclaimed Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel, Martin Sheen’s The Home Front and Dom Joly’s Big American Vacation.