In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the political controversy over regulating gas stoves.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- The Biden administration raised the possibility of a ban on gas stoves in new construction. Niki referred to this VICE article about the culture-wars issue this became. Natalia cited this Mother Jones article on the affective appeal of gas stoves. Niki also drew on this National Review essay about the racialized impact of the measure.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended the latest episode of Claire Bond Potter’s podcast, Why Now, in which she interviews Ryan James Girdusky.
- Neil shared about the podcast, The Trojan Horse Affair.
- Niki discussed the Chicago Public Library’s collection of Harold Washington’s speeches.