This is the second of two shows devoted to Halloween. Did you know that there was once a chocolate bar called the Chicken Dinner? That cigarette companies once considered candy to be a threat to discretionary spending? Or that candy was used by the military for safety purposes? We didn’t either, until we read Samira Kawash’s CANDY: A CENTURY OF PANIC AND PLEASURE. We discuss the serpentine history of candy with the Candy Professor herself!
Aurora, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech. We’re shocked by the massacres and the loss of life, but how did we get to this? This is the first of a two part program examining guns at length. Edge of the South Bronx On the edge of the South Bronx, everybody we talk with has an opinion about
In addition to directing some of the most memorable and entertaining drive-in movies of the 20th century (among many other accomplishments), Roger Corman is most recently the subject of a new documentary called Corman’s World, which is now playing film festivals and is set for release on December 16. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Not of
Adam Hochschild is most recently the author of To End All Wars. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Conscientiously objecting and objectifying consciousness. Author: Adam Hochschild Subjects Discussed: What is considered morally permissible in war, mustard gas, deadly military technology, Ray Bradbury’s “The Flying Machine,” the women’s suffrage movement and World War I, Emmeline Pankhurst and the
Michael Crummey is most recently the author of Galore. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if you can rent a motel room in the whale of a belly. Author: Michael Crummey Subjects Discussed: Childbearing in poor families, grisly deaths and irresponsible life decisions, infant mortality in the early 20th century, the relationship between historical investigation and
Isabel Wilkerson is most recently the author of The Warmth of Other Suns. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Warming up to fascinating history. Author: Isabel Wilkerson Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I wanted to ask about one of the key pieces of conflict relating to the Great Migration that fascinated me. You pointed