Highlights

The trippy story of how Stewart got the first photo of the whole earth seen from space that graced the inaugural cover

13:18

Stewart lays out out how the Whole Earth Catalog "conferred agency" and spawned many subsequent efforts

17:18
22:35

Why tools are the most powerful forces to unleash on the world - you can change technologies but not human behavior

30:26

The special role of San Francisco and California to the rest of America - and especially to the East Coast

35:50

Stewart ponders whether the Whole Earth Catalog marked the beginning of a shift to a new kind of 21st-century civilization

38:26
43:15

How climate change gives humans their first self-made planetary problem that can only be solved together as a civilization

43:40

Stewart on why he is optimistic about the next 50 years and how he believes all of us will solve climate change

47:22

Kevin Kelly: How the Whole Earth Catalog was like the first Internet and helped turn the tide from anti-tech to pro-tech sentiment

55:25

Larry Brilliant: How Stewart helped shape the early online world through The Well and his motto "you own your own words"

58:32

Katherine Fulton: How Stewart went counter-counter-culture, cofounded Global Business Network, & educated a generation of business leaders

61:25
65:03

Peter Calthorpe: How Stewart helped create a revolution in the built environment & architecture that is reverberating today even into China

65:11
69:18

Orville Schell: How Stewart's ideas & remarkable network got enmeshed in California government through Jerry Brown's first administration

69:24
74:42

Jane Metcalfe: Stewart's big impact on the founding and early years of Wired magazine, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and techies

74:52
80:55

Fred Turner: How Stewart led an under-appreciated part of the counter-culture that was pro-tech & pro business to the cyber-culture of today

81:08

Rusty Schweickart: How Stewart helped pull space from right-wing dominance to appreciation on the left & inspired today's space entrepreneurs like Bezos & Musk

84:00
87:05

Nils Gilman: The eclectic range of Stewart's intellectual pursuits & his version of the 10,000 hour rule of treating a career as a series of 5-7 year blocks

87:09
90:33

Ryan Phelan: How Stewart prodded geneticist George Church to consider bringing back extinct species which led to founding Revive & Restore

90:39
94:00

Tim O'Reilly: How Tim emulated Stewart with his own media & events ventures - to see the Web blossom as the realization of what Stewart started

94:06

John Markoff: On the difficulty of being Stewart's biographer but the fun of finding gems like Ansel Adam's letter raving about Stewart's "extraordinary photos"

96:49
100:42