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Sunday, December 02, 2012

DaVinci Machines

Two weeks ago, I took my family to the DaVinci Machines Exhibition, which has just opened in St. Louis. I was so impressed that I asked one of the curators, John Rodgers, to join me on KTRS to talk about it.

We discussed many of the remarkable ideas Leonardo DaVinci conceived, from the parachute to the airplane to the helicopter (400 years before the Wright Brothers) to armored vehicles and other military machines to the first autopsies, in which he sketched the earliest maps of the interior of the human body. I also asked John about the Mona Lisa and some of the nonsense in Dan Brown's "The DaVinci Code."

The exhibition is worth a visit, and you'll enjoy the conversation, too. Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!