How Air Conditioning Changed Everything

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Most of us here in southern California can’t imagine living without air conditioning, but it took a long time to sell America on the idea. We take a look at the long prehistory of air conditioning and the contraptions people created to cope with the heat before Freon.

Credits

Guest:
Salvatore Basile - Author of COOL: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott