Forgotten History Part 2: The First Film and the Murder That Nearly Killed It

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start with the rather curious way in which George Eastman, founder of Kodak, died.

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Moving on to the main topic, we are looking at the fascinating story behind the first film in history, which was not created to entertain, but rather to learn something that simply wasn’t possible to observe given the limits of human perception. We also delve into how the entire project almost got derailed when the man behind this advancement of technology decided to up and murder someone…

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2 comments

  • This was an awesome brainfood! Latter part of 1800s was batshit crazy. One idea….lets get interviews in brainfood. Check out a podcast called called this week on science. Second fav after you guys. Banter and facts but the interview is always good. They have a slightly longer format but weekly as well. This is feedback not demands. Take care daven karl and simon. You make work more bearable.

  • My father worked for Eastman Kodak for 25 years. I never knew any of this. Way cool!
    I downloaded I-Heart Radio for the express purpose of accessing your podcast show; Pandora doesn’t have it as an option. I have become a Biographics and Today I Found Out junkie and wanted to hear Simon’s commentary whilest still being able to peruse other websites on my phone (as a mom, multitasking isn’t a choice but a must).

    I was not only further satiated with quirky historical tales and tidbits, I got to listen to The American Cohost Guy. You two are perfect together. Excellent pairing of nerdy geekiness. I get a lot of laughs. Thank you.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

    Potential Bonus Fact: According to my parents, Kodak, back in the late 80’s, was sold to an Australian company. It changed names, twice. It was Kodalux and then, Qualex. They still use the name, “Kodak”, but only as a logo/icon, so that customers will recognize them, though the name is no longer their legal identity. That being said, I cannot attest to the legitimacy of that information, as my parents are infamous for their colorful embellishments of the truth and frequent bull-slinging.

    ~Keep up the awesomeness,
    Rebecca

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