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The RSA: meeting 21st century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world. We encourage public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues, through our public events programme. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.

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How We Became a World of Consumers

January 28th, 2016

Episode 388 of 454 episodes

Historian Frank Trentmann traces the evolution of our material culture, and reveals how what we consume has become the defining feature of our lives.

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