The Gist

Are You a Super-Encounterer?

Pagan Kennedy helps explore the relationship between serendipity and an inventive mind. 

Can you imagine a time before the rolling suitcase?

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On The Gist, Pagan Kennedy explains how writing the New York Times Magazine column “Who Made That?” led her to discover interesting similarities among many inventors. She’s the author of Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World. For the Spiel, we take you to the Westminster dog show.

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