This week we continue our Spring of Scandal with an essay by Sarah Marshall, first published in the Believer, called Remote Control: Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, and the Spectacles of Female Power and Pain. The essay revisits that particular scandal, and in particular how the public narrative of it formed and then cemented itself in our shared cultural memory.
In the second half of the show, we talk about a recent literary scandal in the romance world, one that has the unfortunate hashtag #cockygate. We also eat a weird Pop Tart, and hope it doesn’t kill us.
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