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