How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson

Preview of 'Cold'

In the episode 'Cold', Steven travels to the farthest points on earth to explain how innovators experimented with ways to control the creation and preservation of cold climates and products.

 
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This six-part series, hosted by the popular American science author and media theorist, Steven Johnson, explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. Topics explored in the series include why and how ideas happen, and their sometimes unintended results, including how the search for clean water opened the way to invention of the iPhone, and how the nagging problem of overheating in a New York printing business led to the invention of air conditioning, which inspired mass migration and a political transformation.
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