Episode 062: Outlander

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Episode 046: Summer Blockbusters

That's right - we're talking about visiting Blockbuster Video Stores in the SUMMER! Oh, wait, scratch that. That's old skool. That's not really possible. Unless you live in Alaska. And, also, if you live in Alaska and you go to Blockbuster, you should thank John Oliver. But that's a whole different story..... //html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6570298/height/360/width/640/theme/legacy/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/ We're, of …

Paperbacks, Mockingbirds and the Rise of Accessibility

The year was 1939: average wages in the U.S. were $1,730.00 annually, gas averaged 10 cents a gallon, movie tickets cost 20 cents, and the average hardback book was around $2.75- an astronomical cost by comparison.  John Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath was the bestselling novel of the year (selling 439,000 copies), though book purchases were on …