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#198: Baby Alive

December 23rd, 2022 · 89 minutes

John's family archive project produces some remarkable voices from the past.

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Things kick off with a consideration of mouth noises and beloved bits. This leads to a look at entertainment that functions as comfort food. Wanna know what you're playing for?

Lot of great listener Follow-Up this week, including more on British facial expressions, hassles for the proper Lex, and some prior art around "sharrow."

The main topic relates to John's family archive project producing some remarkable voices from the past.

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(Recorded on Tuesday, December 13, 2022)


Vincent Schiavelli - IMDb
What is a STROAD? - YouTube
Strong Towns - YouTube

Videos on the topics of, mostly about the financial viability of cities, and insolvent cities of America and Canada.

Moist and Worried - Corner of the Sky #25 - The Incomparable

Merlin talks about "Free to Be…You and Me."

'Highlights: what we may call today “gender equity,” non-musical, Cincinnati, proto-Terry Crews, my cool baby, sharing media across generations, a (not so) surprising amount of Hamilton talk, the kids are alright, columnists.'

William Katt - "Corner of the Sky" (from "Pippin") - YouTube