Episode 256: Thanksgiving and COVID-19
In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss this year’s “Covid Thanksgiving.”
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Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- For many families, Thanksgiving will look very different this year. Niki wrote about the myth that the “Greatest Generation” was naturally self-sacrificing. Neil referred to this Takeout article about Sarah Josepha Hale’s role in establishing Thanksgiving. Natalia referenced Depression-era Thanksgiving hacks like “mock duck” and conservative Charlie Kirk’s rant about the left-wing war on Thanksgiving.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia shared Jackie Salo’s New York Post article, “Star SoulCycle Instructors Accused of Sex with Clients, Fat-Shaming, Racism, and More.”
- Neil discussed New Zealand’s recent election results.
- Niki recommended Joe Coscarelli’s New York Times article, “How Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Finally Hit No. 1.”