About 2000 years ago the Chinese came up with something really great: paper! Paper has allowed us to share ideas around the globe, record important historical events, build on our past success, create art, architecture, literature, music and more that may live on long on after we're gone.
We also use it to wipe our behinds and are pretty bad at recycling it. This hour we talk about all this and more with an all-star line-up of authors, experts, and historians. On paper, this promises to be a fine show.
- Nicholas Basbanes - Independent scholar, cultural historian, and author of nine books including On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
- Rachel Danzing - Conservator of art on paper in private practice, paper conservation advisor to museums, foundations, and private collectors as well as an adjunct teacher at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts
- Richard Smyth - Writer for The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, BBC Wildlife and more; author of several books including Bum Fodder: An Absorbing History of Toilet Paper
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.