How We Got To Now


Season 1, Episode 6 (Sound)

3.0 65 x
Steven Johnson explores the ideas and innovation in sound that changed our lives. Find out how the civil rights movement would have been very different had it not been for the radio. (Final)

Season 1, Episode 5 (Cold)

3.0 42 x
Man conquered fire almost half a million years ago but only in the last 200 years have we learned how to make things cold. Steven Johnson kicks off this incredible journey from North America's first and only ice hotel.

Season 1, Episode 4 (Light)

3.0 43 x
For 40,000 years man's only source of light came from the sun and fire... then 150 years ago the switch is flicked on a light revolution. Steven tells the story of the people who take us out of the dark and into the light.

Season 1, Episode 3 (Glass)

3.0 44 x
Steven Johnson's journey takes him to Venice, a hall of mirrors and the Mars-like landscape of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. He looks at how mirror gave rise to the greatest cultural movement of our time, the Renaissance.

Season 1, Episode 2 (Time)

3.0 53 x
Host Steven Johnson visits the USS Asheville submarine to discover just what a lack of natural light means for a sailor's working day and visits Heathrow to have a go at getting the timings right at air traffic control.
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