Buckminster Fuller: The 50-Year Experiment (audio documentary)

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This is a special 90-minute audio documentary look at the life and work of a twentieth-century genius. The story of how the late Bucky transcended failure and despair and devoted his life to serving humanity is one you'll find most compelling. It includes excerpts from Bucky, and people who knew and worked with him. There is also a commentary describing his contribution to our time. Several years in the making, this production makes great listening, and provides much high-protein food for thought. If you're interested in making the world work, you owe it to yourself to give this program a listen. (produced by Phil Catalfo)


R. Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983), affectionately called “Bucky”, was an engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth" and synergetics. He is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome. The carbon molecules buckminsterfullerenes, so named because they resemble geodesic domes, are also known by scientists as “buckyballs.” He is the author of many books including:

To learn more about the work of R. Buckminster Fuller go to www.bfi.org.

Host: Phil Catalfo      Interview Date: 9/15/1982      Program Number: 1740