Monday, May 09, 2005

Our guest this last week was Steven Johnson, who's latest book is Everything Bad is Good for You, How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter. Described by himself and others as a polemic, the book puts forth the argument that today's entertainment actually plays a vital role in the development of an increasingly complex and capable individual. As a whole, we are able to handle more, and more difficult, mental tasks largely because of how popular culture has trained us to be better prepared for this modern world.

Listen to the interview

5/14 Update: It looks like Cory likes the book too!


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