Steven Johnson, “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World”

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Guests: Steven Johnson

In his new book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World, STEVEN JOHNSON argues that fun and leisure have led to the innovations that have shaped our current age.  He uses examples throughout history, from medieval times to the 19th century, to illustrate just how technological advancements in entertainment were instrumental in the direction the world has gone, and how paying attention to these areas will help predict our future. Johnson is the host and co-creator of the PBS series How We Got to Now, and he joins Marty this hour to discuss his work, his research, and his new book.

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