Writer Steven Johnson examines how to formulate a creative environment in his new book Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation. From Charles Darwin to Google, Johnson attempts to link the social and scientific patterns that fostered "moments of originality."
Then, Mark Vonnegut is a pediatrician working in the suburbs of Boston. He also happens to be the only son of the late writer Kurt Vonnegut. And, he used to be insane. Vonnegut has suffered four psychotic breaks in his life, but it's been 25 years since the last one. He shares stories about growing up, and cracking up, in his new memoir Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So. [Broadcast Date: October 20, 2010]
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