This week is a bonus episode that follows on from Episode 57, in which we talked with Matt Alt about his new book, “Pure Invention.”
This episode is based around an extract from the audiobook of “Pure Invention.” We join in the middle of chapter 5, which is all about the invention of the Walkman. We hear from Matt as he describes a conversation between the two co-founders of Sony, Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka — a conversation that would lead to the creation of the iconic portable music player that completely redefined how we listen to music today.
- Episode 57 — Has Japan’s pop culture conquered the world?
- ‘Pure Invention’: How Japan’s pop culture became the ‘lingua franca’ of the internet
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Audiobook excerpt courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from “Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World” by Matt Alt, read by the author. Photo: Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka, Sony Press Centre.