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Sound

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

Cold

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

Light

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

Glass

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

Time

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

Clean

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

About How We Got to Now

How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered. Airs Wednesday, October 15 - November 12 2014 at 9/8c for the first episode and 10/9c thereafter.

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