Salt Lake City, Utah – In the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind's oldest written story, the gods chose to flood the earth because it was just too noisy. That was 5,000 years ago, before factories, car horns, refrigerators and fluorescent lights filled our lives with their steady hum. The writer Garret Keizer has written a book about noise, and he says it's key to understanding some of our most pressing issues, from social inequality to climate change. Monday, Keizer joins Doug to talk about living in an ever louder world.
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