Engineering Podcasts – Containers

Engineering Podcasts – Containers

While Serial and S-Town might be biggest podcasts out there – there are a host of fantastic Podcasts out there all about Engineering. Over the next few months, we will be sharing one a week.

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Containers” is hot of the press! Launched last month “Containers” is not just about the stuff; the ships and cranes and warehouses. It’s a podcast about the people who make modern supply chains work. (The not-so-subtle secondary meaning of the title is that these people and places have stories that go far beyond their narrow economic role).

Containers is an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed the economy and ourselves. Host and correspondent Alexis Madrigal leads you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes. At a time when Donald Trump is threatening to toss out the global economic order, Containers provides an illuminating, deep, and weird look at how capitalism actually works now.

If “Containers” doesn’t convince you that Engineering solutions (like the humble shipping container) have the power to radically reshape our world – nothing will.

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You can also read(!) full transcripts of each episode on Medium.

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