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Episode 1. Consumers, Tinkerers, Rebels

By The Making Europe Podcast Series

In this episode, the Making Europe book authors Ruth Oldenziel and Mikael Hård, bring to you the fascinating stories of mid-19th-century train users, and how these impacted our travelling experiences today. Look at the making of Europe through the lens of consumers, tinkerers and rebels – ordinary people who in their usage, adaptation and rebelling of technologies influenced the ways in which Europe was made and experienced. Let Ruth Oldenziel and Mikael Hård talk you through the key takeaways of their book and gain unique insights into the work of these passionate scholars. The Making Europe podcast series complements the Making Europe book series. This episode is based on the Making Europe volume “Consumers, Tinkerers, Rebels – The People Who Shaped Europe”. For more information and extensive show notes, please visit:

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