Monthly Archives: May 2019

Regurgitator, Unit

Thank you to our Co-Producer patron Chris Marlton for selecting this week’s topic!

This 1997 Australian alternative rock record was a massive success in its home country, but is something we (the hosts) were totally unfamiliar with. We look at how music subjectively builds identity for some “young people” to understand why Unit is so important to adults looking back on their outsider adolescence.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 422: Catastrophes of Literacy

Guest: Daniel Kalder, Author of The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy.

First broadcast May 3, 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-3rd-how-to-write-a-book-iii-catastrophes-of-literacy-episode-422/

“If you’re writing a book about dictators…there’s all kinds of strategies to bring the reader along so they are not suffering.”

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Supercontext: HULK

Thank you to our Co-producer patron Kevin Wetter for selecting this week’s topic!

This 2003 superhero film adaption went through ten screenwriters during its production and suffered poor critical reception. We look back before the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we now know it and ask why the formula of Greek tragedy mixed with Cold War paranoia failed to work.

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