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Ward may have invented the pinscreen, but just because someone made something doesn’t someone else won’t be happy to take all the credit. This is the story of an inventor and his imposter, and how one man had to fight off a swarm of people looking to profit off of his life’s work. Enjoy.
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Artist and inventor Ward Fleming invented one of the most famous and lucrative toys of the last fifty years. But it was only one step in a personal research project that has spanned the majority of Ward’s life, with implications that extend deep into molecular activity and even deep into the heart of Jupiter. Enjoy!
Extra music for this episode was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.