Extras

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How We Got to Now

Official Trailer

Steven Johnson explores the power and the legacy of great ideas.

Official Trailer

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How We Got to Now

Introducing How We Got to Now on Learning Media

Steven introduces how the series can be used to inspire innovation in the classroom.

Introducing How We Got to Now on Learning Media

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How We Got to Now

Where do good ideas come from?

Rather than a series of 'lightbulb moments', ideas can sometimes take a little longer!

Where do good ideas come from?

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How We Got to Now

About How We Got To Now

Steven discusses the various themes and innovations explored in the series.

About How We Got To Now

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How We Got to Now

Steven's Memorable Moments

Steven looks back at some of his most memorable moments during the filming of the series.

Steven's Memorable Moments

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How We Got to Now

About Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is the Host and Executive Producer of How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson

About Steven Johnson

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How We Got to Now

Measuring Sound

Introducing Harvey Fletcher, the man who invented a meter to measure noise pollution.

Measuring Sound

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How We Got to Now

Episode 6 Preview | Sound

Get a closer look at Episode 6, "Sound."

Episode 6 Preview | Sound

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How We Got to Now

Episode 5 Preview | Cold

See how innovators experiment with ways to control the creation and preservation of cold.

Episode 5 Preview | Cold

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How We Got to Now

The Development of the Ice Trade

Steven tells how Frederic Tudor developed a method of transporting ice to warm climates.

The Development of the Ice Trade

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How We Got to Now

Episode 4 Preview | Light

Host Steven Johnson explores how light has altered sleeping patterns and architecture.

Episode 4 Preview | Light

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How We Got to Now

The invention of the light bulb

How was the first long-lasting light bulb invented?

The invention of the light bulb

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How We Got to Now

The Story of Standardized Time

Steven explains how we developed a global system of standardized time.

The Story of Standardized Time

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How We Got to Now

Episode 2 Preview | Time

Get a closer look at Episode 2, "Time."

Episode 2 Preview | Time

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How We Got to Now

The Development of Chlorine

How did chlorination help purify drinking water in America?

The Development of Chlorine

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How We Got to Now

Episode 1 Preview | Clean

Host Steven Johnson reveals how clean water has changed our world.

Episode 1 Preview | Clean

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