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Innovation Hub features today's most creative thinkers - from authors to researchers to business leaders. It explores new avenues in education, science, medicine, transportation, and more. Guests have included Michael Pollan, Sal Khan, Marissa Mayer, Clayton Christensen, Jared Diamond, Paul Farmer, Sherry Turkle, and Brian Greene.More from Innovation Hub »

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Full Show: A Mental Reset

Lice-infested beds, unwashed surgical tools, and cut-off fingers - healthcare in the 1800s was a bloody affair. We take a look at the man who changed all that. Then, how much power does a protest really have? Zeynep Tufekci explores whether they have the power to change politics. Finally, there's a common thread in art, music, storytelling, and even business-creation: creativity.

Getting The Creative Juices Flowing

Creativity is a defining quality of humanity. So where did it come from? And how do we use it today?

How Joseph Lister Made Surgery Safer

How did surgery transform from a disgusting, unclean trade to what we know today? The answer: Joseph Lister.

Why Protests May Be Less Powerful In A Connected Age

What's the difference between the 2017 Women's March, and the 1963 March on Washington? Zeynep Tufekci explores protests in an internet age.

Why Protests May Be Less Powerful In A Connected Age

Full Show: The Formula For Success

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Why Buying Time Makes You Happier

Everyone has their eye on the latest iPhone. But would we be happier if we spent our money on things that saved us time? Harvard Business School's Ashley Whillans has the answer.

What's The Use Of A Liberal Arts Degree?

Choosing between an engineering and philosophy major? Here's some help.

Is China Pulling Ahead In The Global Race To Achieve?

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When Fringe Ideas Go Mainstream

Where do fringe ideas come from? It turns out these "unpopular" positions might have been here all along - and may actually be pretty popular.

The Future of Making Babies

We may be moving baby-making from the bedroom to the lab. Hank Greely walks us through the future of reproduction.

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