Episode

4/28 How American Suburbanites Came to Fear Everything w/ Kyle Riismandel

April 28, 2021

Sam and Emma host Kyle Riismandle, senior lecturer at NJIT and author of Neighborhood of Fear: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975–2001 to discuss how the American suburbs became a place where its inhabitants feared everything that came to it. Riismandle explains how Americans imagined, traversed, and regulated suburban space in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

And in the Fun Half: John from San Antonio on the census, the coal miners strike in Alabama, why vaccine conspiracy is similar to birtherism, Joe Rogan’s COVID19 reactionary disinformation, Ben Shapiro wants to institute people who still choose to wear masks, plus your calls and IMs!

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