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The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy
The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy

A hands-on history of the most important milestone of technology since the invention of the wheel.

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Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture
Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture

Gender roles, the elusive promises of advertising, and what oil painting has to do with the publicity machine.

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How a Bicycle Is Made
How a Bicycle Is Made

All you ever wondered about how handlebars are bent, why mudguards exist, and where lubricant comes from.

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Happy Birthday, Chrysler Building Spire: The Story of an Epic Architectural Rivalry
Happy Birthday, Chrysler Building Spire: The Story of an Epic Architectural Rivalry

How an architect’s private rivalry resulted in one of New York City’s most iconic public images.

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Story of a Writer: Ray Bradbury on Storytelling and Human Nature in 1963 Documentary
Story of a Writer: Ray Bradbury on Storytelling and Human Nature in 1963 Documentary

“Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer.”

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<em>North</em>: How a Small Arctic Town Became a Global Epicenter of Climate Science
North: How a Small Arctic Town Became a Global Epicenter of Climate Science

A cinematic history of climate change by way of the North Pole.

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