This week, Studio 360 visits the Aspen Ideas Festival — it’s like summer camp for some of the world’s most influential people. In a show taped live at 2009's Aspen Ideas Festival, the writer Susan Orlean remembers the optimism of her late father, who came of age during the Depression. The band They Might Be Giants has a warning about dangerous fads. And inventor Saul Griffith explains how to get kids excited about the future again.
(Originally aired: July 17, 2009)