Vol. 2, Ep. 1 "Idolatry" (Double-Sized Episode, 2008)

 
 

Partial Index of American Inventors (Vol 2, Episode 1)

 Mary Anderson, (1866–1953) – windshield wiper blade

Edwin H. Armstrong,(1890-1954) — FM radio
Clarence Birdseye, (1886-1956) — frozen food process
J. Stuart Blackton, (1875-1941) — stop-motion film
Rachel Fuller Brown, (1898–1980) Nystatin, the world's first antifungal antibiotic
John Moses Browning, (1855-1926) — automatic handgun
Marvin Camras, (1916 - 1995) — magnetic recording
Chester Carlson, (1906 - 1968) — Xerography
Wallace Carothers, (1896 - 1937) — Nylon
Lloyd Groff Copeman, (1865 - 1956) — Electric stove
William H. Dobelle, (1943-2004) - first functioning artificial eye
Richard Drew, (1899-1980) - Masking tape
Thomas Edison, (1847-1931) — phonograph, commercially practical light bulb, motion picture projector, stock ticker, etc.
Philo Farnsworth, (1906-1971) — electronic television
Buckminster Fuller, (1895-1983) — geodesic dome
Elmer R. Gates, (1859-1923) – foam fire extinguisher
Richard J. Gatling, (1818-1903) – Wheat drill; first successful Machine Gun
Bette Nesmith Graham, (1924-1980) – Liquid Paper
Chester Greenwood, (1858-1937) – thermal earmuffs
Tracy Hall, (1919- ) — synthetic diamond
Robert A. Heinlein, (1907-1988) — waterbed
Nick Holonyak, (1928- ) — LED (Light Emitting Diode)
Elias Howe, (1819-1867) — sewing machine
Robert Johnson, (1911-1938) – the Blues
Whitcomb Judson, (1836-1909) — zipper
Jack Kerouac, (1922-1969) – Beat poetry
Margaret E. Knight, (1838-1914) — machine that completely constructs box-bottom brown paper bags
Charles F. Kettering, (1876-1958) — invented automobile self-starter ignition
Stephanie Kwolek, (1923-) — Kevlar
Edwin H. Land, (1909-1991) — Polaroid polarizing filters and the Land Camera
Samuel P. Langley, (1834-1906) — bolometer
R. G. LeTourneau, (1888-1969) - electric wheel, motor scraper, mobile oil drilling platform, bulldozer, cable control unit for scrapers
Willard Frank Libby, (1908-1980) — Radiocarbon dating
Jules Montenier, (c. 1910) — modern anti-perspirant deodorant
Robert Moog, (1934-2005) — the Moog synthesizer
Samuel Morey, (1762-1843) — internal combustion engine
Garrett A. Morgan, (1877-1963) — inventor of the gas mask, and traffic signal.
Samuel Morse, (1791-1872) — telegraph
Les Paul, (1915-) — Multi-track recording
John Pemberton, (1831-1888) — Coca-Cola
Arthur Pitney, (1871-1933) — Postage meter
Henry Perky, (1843-1906) — Shredded wheat
Ira Remsen, (1846-1927) — saccharin
Isaac Singer, (1811-1875) — sewing machine
Levi Strauss, (1829-1902) — blue jeans
Percy Spencer, (1894-1970) — microwave oven
Theophilus Van Kannel, (1841-1919) — revolving door
Louis R. Vitullo, (1924-2006) — developed the first sexual assault evidence kit
Eli Whitney, (1765-1825) — the cotton gin
Paul Winchell, (1922-2005) — the artificial heart
Arthur M. Young, (1905-1995) — the Bell Helicopter