Forty million patents have been registered over the last 500 years, but only a fraction have made an impact in our lives. Join hosts Matt Hunter and Jeremy MacPherson as they dig up history's lost inventions, the inspired and the insane, to see how yesterday's ideas hold up in today's world. From the 1913 Davis Life Pod to the World's first bulletproof suit, our team examines the original blueprints, builds the prototypes, and then tests which of these strange inventions actually succeed .
The Re-Inventors: Sneak Peek
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Matt Hunter was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. After a short-lived attempt at an office job in the mid-90s, Matt's interest in building furniture and acting resulted in a career path that involves a bit of both. Several years of commercial and television appearances gave way to a two-year furniture-making program in the mountains of British Columbia. Soon after, the big break that every actor/furniture maker hopes for came when Matt was cast as the on-screen contractor on the Canadian lifestyle program "Colour Confidential." After 65 episodes, Matt made the difficult decision to leave the show to pursue his new role as co-host of The Re-Inventors. When he's not blowing stuff up on the show, Matt makes his home in downtown Toronto. He still hopes to one day buy a farm outside the city where he can finally have the wood shop he's always wanted.
Jeremy MacPherson was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, and moved to Ontario as a child. He grew up mostly in Toronto, where he studied illustration at Sheridan College. As a professional illustrator he has created art for billboards, posters, storefronts and prints. MacPherson also has extensive experience as a painter and sculptor with a special effects company in Toronto. His portfolio includes prop finishing, mold making, miniatures, animatronics and puppeteering. He has worked on hundreds of film and television productions including X-Men, Chicago, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and K-19: The Widowmaker, to name a few. MacPherson's extensive experience designing and building custom sets and props is the perfect match for the challenges presented on Re-Inventors. When he's not busy drawing up new plans for old inventions, MacPherson lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.