How the World Kept Cool When "The Ice King" Ruled

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Mar 5, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 19:42 mins

Before the refrigerator, or air conditioning or electric fans, ice was a hot-–or rather, cold-–commodity. We’re talking with Jonathan Rees about the surprisingly complex workings of the ice industry, and the “Ice King” who started it all by shipping New England ice all around the globe. Guest: Jonathan Rees, Professor of History, Colorado State University-Pueblo, author, "Refrigeration Nation," "Before the Refrigerator," and "Refrigerator"