In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the controversy over the decision to stop publishing six Dr. Seuss books.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Theodore Geisel’s estate has removed six of his Dr. Seuss books from circulation, causing ire among conservatives citing it as an example of “cancel culture.” Natalia referred to writer Michael Harriot’s Twitter thread, this 1945 Frank Sinatra short film, “The House I Live In,” and Sophie Gilbert’s Atlantic article about Seuss’ embrace by progressive activists. Niki drew on this BBC piece about Seuss’ radicalism.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed Jack Harris’ Los Angeles Times article, “Jeff Grosso: The Life and Death of Skateboarding’s Soul.”
- Neil recommended Elon Green’s book, Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York.
- Niki shared Soraya Nadia McDonald’sarticle at The Undefeated, “Billie Holliday Deserves Better.”