Season 8, Episode 36

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Sometimes ideas depend on technology: “mapping the universe” would have been impossible with standard refracting telescopes — then came solid-state detectors. (Photo: Smithsonian Institution Archives/Wikimedia Commons)

Whether you’re mapping the universe, hosting a late-night talk show, or running a meeting, there are a lot of ways to up your idea game. Plus: the truth about brainstorming.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “Where Do Good Ideas Come From?