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“America’s Babadook”(with Francesca Fiorentini)

This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk about how the old timey sexism of dress codes isn’t actually that old timey at all. Then, Francesca Fiorentini joins Tien Tran and Kiran Deol to talk about ghosts: as in the kind that haunt abandoned amusement parks and the kind that haunt our nation’s history. Then, as always, our hills.

Show Notes:

Thoughts on ghosts:

“15 Tales of Female Ghosts” (Mental Floss, 2015)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/59582/15-tales-female-ghosts

“Ghost Stories Persist in American Literature. Why?” (NYT, 2018)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/books/review/ghost-stories.html

“Reasons To Believe In Ghosts in America” (New Yorker, 2017)
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/reasons-to-believe-in-ghosts-in-america

“Ghost of the Glacier” (GQ, 2018)
https://www.gq.com/story/missing-parents-melting-glacier-swiss-alps

“Backlash” by Susan Faludi (1991)
http://susanfaludi.com/backlash.html