Rolling Stones fans are legendary: some dedicate their lives to
transcribing guitar solos from fifty year old live concerts, others to chasing down grandfatherly idols for an autograph.
Thomas Frank moved from the University of Virginia to the University of Chicago
to begin graduate school, The Baffler, which self identified as The Journal that Blunts the Cutting Edge, moved there as well.
Toys made of plastic were rare before World War II. Their late twentieth century ubiquity came to symbolize the
excess of consumer society.
In the 1960s, most soda pop was sold in
reusable glass bottles, but in the 1970s these were replaced by cans and plastic. The last Coca Cola plant to produce reusable bottles closed in 2012.
After this podcast was produced, I also learned that Coke had
ended production of Tab.
Moses Asch created Folkways Records in 1948 to document the beautiful and extraordinary diversity of human expression through sound.