Season 9, Episode 8

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London retains just seven percent of taxes raised, compared to cities like New York (50 percent) and Tokyo (70 percent). Mayor Sadiq Khan says the city should have a larger say in how this revenue is used. (Photo: Taylor/Getty)

It used to be a global capital of innovation, invention, and exploration. Now it’s best known for its messy European divorce. We visit London to see if the British spirit of discovery is still alive. Guests include the mayor of London, undersea explorers, a time-use researcher, and a theoretical physicist who helped Liverpool win the Champions League. Dan Schreiber from No Such Thing as a Fish rides shotgun.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “Can Britain Get Its ‘Great’ Back?