65 minutes | Mar 24, 2021

Episode 23: Millennials Meet M*A*S*H (Part One)

Attention all personnel, we’re doing something a little different for the next two episodes. In early January, Sarah was sucked into the antiwar brilliance of ‘70s T.V. comedy M*A*S*H -- and inspired Joy to come along for the binge-watching ride. Fresh off being emotionally devastated by the famous final episode, Sarah and Joy sit down to tackle the big questions: How, in the ever-living fuck, was this unapologetically anti-imperialist show so insanely popular in America? And why, in 2021, are we STILL not heeding its overtly anti-war message? This conversation also provides insight into Joy’s deployment experience and (potentially) illuminates some of Sarah’s questionable decisions. Stay tuned for part two! Featuring covers of “Suicide is Painless” (Johnny Mandel/Michael Altman) and “I Bombed Korea” (Cake) performed by Joy Damiani. READING RECS Korean Americans urge Biden to officially end the 70-year Korean War https://www.nknews.org/2021/03/korean-americans-urge-biden-to-officially-end-the-70-year-korean-war M*A*S*H' Finale, 35 Years Later: Untold Stories of One of TV's Most Important Shows https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/mash-oral-history-untold-stories-one-tvs-important-shows-1086322 30 Surprising Facts About ‘M*A*S*H https://www.history101.com/30-surprising-facts-about-mash/ Why the Real Hawkeye Pierce Hates M*A*S*H https://www.history.com/news/why-the-real-life-hawkeye-pierce-hated-mash Color Photos from Actual M*A*S*H Units https://www.considerable.com/entertainment/retronaut/the-real-mash/ Korean War History Site https://koreanwarlegacy.org/chapters/ Uncovering the Hidden History of the Korean War (Jacobin) https://jacobinmag.com/2020/06/korean-war-seventieth-anniversary-north-korea-south The Korean War: Forgotten, Unknown and Unfinished (Truthout) https://truthout.org/articles/the-korean-war-forgotten-unknown-and-unfinished/
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