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Episode 358: Winter of Wayback, 1968, Tom Wolfe


Welcome to our Winter of Wayback season! This year we’re diving into 1968, a year that, like our current moment, has often been described as an inflection point in American politics. What we’d like to know: What was the world of literature like that year? Please join us, over the next several weeks, as we try to find out. This week: Tom Wolfe on surfers, slackers, and the culture of parentally-funded hippies.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 358: Winter of Wayback, 1968, Tom Wolfe

  1. Hey! The player isn’t working. I think the link for the MP3 has the libsyn part twice. No problem with the download link, tho.

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