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RSA Events

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Society & Culture

The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change. 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 494 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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