Anthropology is both a fascinating, and controversial topic. This week, join Eric and Bryan as they welcome anthropologist Katherine Schaefers as their guest.
Les Misérables has been drenched in the saliva of so much internet gossip for the past year that it was easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, especially for us musical theatre geeks. I spent quite a significant amount of time pouring over articles, getting casting information (anyone else remember Taylor Swift being offered the role of Éponine?), and feeling anxious when I learned that Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) would have the actors sing live. It almost became a bit more hype than I wanted, and I had to scale back on how much I read beforehand, or how many pictures I wanted to see of Anne Hathaway without hair. It turns out this sort of publicity is rather traditional for the story; Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, from which the 1980s stage musical is derived, was advertised in papers and discussed up to two years prior to publishing. Old habits die hard, I suppose.
Nerds on History’s Eric Bricmont is a guest this week as NoF measures their respective Schwartz’s via a discourse on Spaceballs.
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As it is Martin Luther King Day, Eric and Bryan discuss the impact and timeline of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, as well as other Civil Rights movements around the globe. Enjoy, and don’t forget to like our page on Facebook, as well as check out our new blog on Tumblr!
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