Today's recommendation is Making Oprah. "In a new WBEZ podcast, Oprah Winfrey tells the behind-the-scenes story of her iconic TV talk show, along with producers, staffers, TV executives, and ratings rival Phil Donahue. The three-part series chronicles the show’s scrappy roots in Chicago, its rise to daytime dominance, and the powerful sway Winfrey came to … Continue reading #FF Making Oprah
Prussia Meanwhile, over in the region that would become modern Germany, there was a place called Brandenburg, a small state in the Holy Roman Empire. Brandenburg’s prince was one of seven electors who chose the Holy Roman Emperor (meaning they had some power). In 1640, Frederick William became “the Great Elector.” He noticed that the … Continue reading #TBT The Spread of Absolutism
I know, I know. Podcasts are so TRENDY right now. Everybody loves Serial (season 1), or This American Life, or Radiolab. Trendy or not, there’s a reason podcasts can be such a powerful form of media. Back in March of 2015, after three years of intense and nonstop work, I suddenly had a lot of … Continue reading Why Podcasts?
Ok. So. I started a blog again. It's been a long time coming. What am I going to write about? Great question. Why do you think it has taken me so long to get this thing going? I have to start somewhere, so I guess I should just start with what’s on my mind, right? … Continue reading Oh, Hello.
“Why should I bother reading this?” Honestly, maybe you shouldn’t. I mean, I want you to read it. And I hope you like it. And I hope it is a positive resource for people. But if you’ve got other priorities (like, good ones...not just scrolling through fb and instagram, AHEM), then maybe you should focus … Continue reading Why should I bother reading this?
Just Be Better. I really think this fits in most situations. Someone is annoying the heck out of me? JUST BE BETTER. The 2016 US campaign season? JUST BE BETTER. I’m too lazy to get to an appointment on time? JUST BE BETTER. Customer Service for your cable company? JUST BE BETTER. See what I … Continue reading What’s in a name?