In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the new documentary about the Duggar family, Shiny Happy People.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- The Duggar family, who became famous on their reality show 19 Kids and Counting,is back in the spotlight due to a new documentary. Niki referred to this Washington Post article about Christian homeschooling and parenting, and Natalia cited this Relevant magazine article about Beth Moore. We all drew on this New Republic essay about the fundamentalist leader, Bill Gothard.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia talked about Ruth Marcus’ Washington Post essay, “I Lost 40 Pounds on Ozempic. But I’m Left With Even More Questions.”
- Neil recommended two books, Fintan O’Toole’s We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland, and John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies: A Novel.
- Niki shared about historian Martha Hodes’ new memoir, My Hijacking: A Personal History of Forgetting and Remembering.