In 1988, Lienhard launched Engines of Our Ingenuity [EOI], a series of weekly or so 3.5-min radio broadcasts, later turned podcasts, wherein he discuss aspects of engineering and thermodynamics history, in a fun and easy to listen to manner.
In 2015, the Engines of Our Ingenuity series had produced over 3,000+ episodes.
On 15 Nov 2020, Lienhard did an EOI on “Stahl, Phlogiston, and Anima”.
Lienhard completed his BS at Oregon State College, and MS at University of Washington, and his PhD at University of California, Berkeley, all presumably in mechanical engineering.
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The following are quotes by Lienhard:
- “To ‘learn’ is to incur surprise. I mean really learning, not just refreshing our memory or adding a new fact. And to invest is to bestow surprise. I mean really investing, not just innovating what others have done.”
- — John Lienhard (c.2010), Publication 
- Lienhard, John. (c.1995). “Sonya Kovalevsky” (Ѻ), Engines of Our Ingenuity, Episode 225, UH.edu.