Chris Jennings

The Industrial Revolution spawned more than just machinery. Author Chris Jennings says it was a catalyst for a pretty old idea: that - with the help of science - heaven could be found on Earth.

Judy Cockerton saw a problem and set out to fix it. At 48, she closed down her toy store and created a village of sixty homes. The catch? They were reserved for seniors and families with foster kids.

Here’s something surprising: the Amish have wildly successful businesses, often without using cell phones, websites or email addresses. Professor Donald Kraybill shares some surprising details about Amish ingenuity.

What would your personal utopia look like? Well, it probably wouldn’t involve furniture making and no sex. Chris Jennings talks 19th century American utopias. Read more....

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