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Episode 213: Winter of Wayback, 1952!

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This week we’re delving into 1952, with a story by Hisaye Yamamoto, who published a handful of well-received stories in the 1950s, but wrote rather sparingly in the decades that followed, in part because of the labor of raising a family. But she did continue to write, and in 1988 published a collection, Seventeen Syllables & Other Stories, which pulled together stories she’d written over nearly 40 years.

In addition to Yamamoto’s story, we talk about panty raids, which were apparently taking America’s colleges by storm in 1952. Plus the Nevada nuclear tests, and how Las Vegas used the atomic bomb as a way to market itself to tourists.

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