HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON
Cold

Air date: Wed., Nov. 5, 10:00 pm

 

Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered.

 

Cold
Only in the last 200 years have humans learned how to make things cold. Johnson explains how ice entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made ice delivery the second biggest export business in the U.S. He also visits the place where Clarence Birdseye, the father of the frozen food industry, experienced his “eureka!” moment. He then travels to Dubai to see how mastery of cold has led to the possibility of penguins in the desert.

 

 

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