Episode 162: Mystery House


The 1873 Winchester Repeater Rifle—capable of firing fifteen shots in just over ten seconds—was the gun of American western expansion. It came to be known as "The Gun That ...

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Image Correspondence #24

This past weekend I flew into PDX for the first time in fifteen years. I didn't recall the carpet from that first trip, but after listening to episode #152, ...

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161: Show of Force

During World War II, a massive recruitment effort targeted students from the top art schools across the country. These young designers, artists, and makers were being asked to help execute a wild idea ...

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Image Correspondence #23

As soon as the teddy bear toy first entered the market, it was a wild success. In episode #40, writer Jon Mooallem tells us the presidential origin story of the teddy ...

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158: Sandhogs

Eighty years ago, New York City needed another tunnel under the Hudson River. The Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge could no longer handle the mounting traffic between New ...

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Image Correspondence #22

Through the years, I've been drawn to photograph barbed wire. It's just one of those materials that is graphically and visually alluring, despite its grim purpose. Barbed wire ...

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