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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

Refrigeration: From Ice Harvests to Superconductivity

Released Wednesday, 29th November 2017
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Historian Brad Harris reveals what empowered us to wield cold. 
While most of the achievements of technology seem based on our conquest of heat, the unsung technological hero of modernity is refrigeration. It’s on-demand cold is critical in preserving the unprecedented cornucopia of foods we eat. But refrigeration does so much more...
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