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The stories behind innovations such as TV, radio, phones, airplanes, motorcycles and power tools as well as the inventors including Nikola Tesla, William Harley, Alexander Graham Bell, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker.

Series Cast

  1. Campbell Scott as Self - Narrator

    Campbell Scott

    Self - Narrator

    8 Episodes

  2. Travis Taylor as Self - Engineer

    Travis Taylor

    Self - Engineer

    8 Episodes

  3. Max Hastings as Arno Peterson

    Max Hastings

    Arno Peterson

    8 Episodes

  4. Yohuru Williams

    Self - Prof. of History

    3 Episodes

  5. Adam Richman as Self - Tv Host

    Adam Richman

    Self - Tv Host

    2 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

2021 • 8 Episodes

Season 1 of The Machines That Built America premiered on July 18, 2021.

Home Tech Revolution

(1x8, August 29, 2021) Season Finale

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The Machines That Built America
The Machines That Built America


Status Returning Series


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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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  • Regular cast members (4 or more)
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