“Invention is innate to humans,” asserts author Julie Fenster in her new book, The Spirit of Invention: The Story of the Thinkers, Creators, and Dreamers Who Formed Our Nation, written in collaboration with the Lemelson Center. Fenster tells the stories of both heralded and unknown inventors from all eras and walks of life, revealing that the true spirit of invention lies not in the quest for fame and fortune, but in the impulse to create something new.
A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Will Eastman. Audio production and theme music by Will Eastman. Art Molella, executive producer. Maggie Dennis, podcast program manager. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. Julie Fenster was interviewed on 28 April 2009 by Will Eastman. Podcast released 19 June 2009.
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