Invention: The Guillotine


'Capital Punishment' by Émile Friant (1863–1932) Wikimedia Commons

Stuff to Blow Your Mind hosts Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick have a brand new show -- and they're dropping a full episode of it into the STBYM feed. The show is INVENTION and this episode dives into the history, invention and legacy of the head-chopping French guillotine. What happens when we use our technology to create a more humane form of public execution? Find out, and be sure to subscribe to Invention wherever you get your podcasts.

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Topics in this Podcast: inventions, history, death