Railroads and the Modern Christmas
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 794 , Segment 2
Episode: Dickens, Railroads & Christmas
- Dec 21, 2020 7:00 pm
- 18:03 mins
You probably haven’t heard of Henry Bessemer, but he may be as important as the beloved Saint Nick in our modern Christmas traditions. How this unexpected Christmas hero and his work with railroads made modern Christmas possible. Guest: Ainissa Ramirez, material scientist, science communicator and author of “The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another"