Season 1

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How We Got to Now

Sound

Explore the impact of sound in the world of medicine and our lives today.

Sound

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How We Got to Now

Cold

Host Steven Johnson examines the effects of man’s mastery of cold on food and Hollywood.

Cold

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How We Got to Now

Light

Uncover a link between gas lamps, electric light and architecture and advertising.

Light

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How We Got to Now

Glass

Uncover a link between art, science and global communication: glass.

Glass

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How We Got to Now

Time

How time advanced navigation, technology, travel and the way we work.

Time

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How We Got to Now

Clean

How clean water has changed our world and the way we live our lives.

Clean