In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the parallels between the 1920s and our current moment.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- As “post-pandemic life” becomes imaginable, predictions of a second “Roaring Twenties” are ubiquitous. Niki referred to her article about the promise and limits of such comparisons for CNN. Natalia drew on historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz’ Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed Rosanna Xia’s Los Angeles Times article, “DDT’s Toxic Legacy Can Harm Granddaughters of Women Exposed, Study Shows”.
- Neil recommended Chloe Angyal’s Washington Post article, “Ballet Directors Talk About ‘Fitness.’ That’s Still Code for Rail-Thin Dancers” and her forthcoming book, Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers is Saving Ballet from Itself
- Niki shared her own CNN opinion piece, “History Shows We Ignore Tucker Carlson at Our Peril.”