Peter Nowak on 'Sex, Bombs, and Burgers'

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Over thirty years ago, Ian Dury concluded what many people already believed…that sex, drugs and rock & roll were all that a brain and body really needed for a happy life. Technology reporter Peter Nowak says Dury was not completely off-base. He analyzes the relationship between war photography and pornography, and looks at how the military has driven food technology.

Nowak's new book is called “Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Shaped Technology As We Know It.” He explains the link between Barbie dolls and the military; space travel and food quality control; the adult film industry and robotic limbs; and lots of other surprises.

 

Guests:

Peter Nowak

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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