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Everything Bad is Good for You - How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter

Steven Johnson

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Description:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Mind Wide Open comes a groundbreaking assessment of popular culture as it's never been considered before: through the lens of intelligence.Forget everything you've ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day-from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons-has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. You will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jason Culp

Length:

6h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:27


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:38