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Journalist Scott Christianson’s latest book, 100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod, charts human evolution from the Babylonian days of Pythagoras’ Theorem to the construction of our very own World Wide Web. Bob talks to Christianson about his influential 100 Diagrams and our human need to create more.
Next, A Royal Affair portrays the insane Danish King Christian VII, his young Queen Caroline Mathilda, and their physician Struensee, a man of enlightenment and idealism. The royal couple finds Struensee’s ideas irresistible and the result is a ramshackle attempt to reform the European nation with progressive laws. Writer and director Nikolaj Arcel and co-screenwriter, Rasmus Heisterberg, will discuss the true story and the film’s production.
Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we’ll hear from the family of a service member who is stationed overseas. [Broadcast Date: November 9, 2012]