002: How Permanent Settlements Changed The Human Experience


Ben and Jon talk through the origins of cities, where and why they started and what advantages they brought to early people.  They also discuss the impacts good and bad of shifting into an agricultural and settled society. They touch on the power dynamics created by the creation of property and how people’s lives change when moving into an urban setting for the first time.


Listen to this Episode and Learn:

  • What caused the growth of the first cities

  • The downsides of early civilization

  • What moving into a city means for newcomers