In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the long American tradition of June weddings.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- June wedding season is upon us, and after two years of delayed celebrations, it is especially packed. Natalia referred to this Harper’s Bazaar photo essay about representation and same-sex marriage, and to this Buzzfeed article, which is useful despite repeating a myth about bathing practices being related to June wedding date selection. Niki referred to this Atlantic article on the relationship between marriage, weddings, and adulthood.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended Molly Worthen’s New York Times guest essay, “400 Years Ago They Would Be Witches. Today They Can Be Your Coach.”
- Neil shared about the HBO Max series, “It’s A Sin.”
- Niki recommended Rebecca Traister’s article for The Cut, “The Institutionalist: Where Did it All Go Wrong?”