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December 1-2, 2012

Submitted by alycia on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 14:21
  • Too many deadlines, I listened to program #479 from This American Life, which happened to be about Minnesota, which happens to be where I was born.

    I was really struck, after having read some Ingalls-Wilder this summer, and even before Little Crow used the analogy himself in the episode, by the idea that the locusts who flew in during this period were white folks.
    I found this episode to be a really captivating story about how we conceptualize, memorize and select history (as narratives, or as stories)--one of my favorite rabbit holes to dive into.
    And the MN accents grated on me in a way that only MN accents can.

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