In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the recent scourge of rats in New York City and elsewhere.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- New York City is experiencing a surge in the rat population. Natalia referenced this New York magazine article about now omnipresent dining sheds and the rats they attract. Niki referred to Robert Sullivan’s research on rats and the rat-free idyll that is Alberta, Canada. Neil discussed this article about 19th-century British practice of rat catching and breeding. Niki discussed rat-catching in the 1970s on this episode of her This Day in Esoteric Political History podcast.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed CBS LA’s report, “Holocaust Museum of LA Flooded With Antisemitic Messages After Offering Kanye West A Private Tour.”
- Neil commented on David Masciotra’s New Republic article, “The Growing Religious Alliance to Ban LGBTQ Books.”
- Niki talked about Pat Buchanan and the resurgent embrace of Christian nationalism, as she explores in Partisans.