Episode 7: Eastern War Time

In this episode we question the legitimacy of War Bonds and discuss the deferred dreams they underwrote, thereby priming the post war public for a booming consumer culture. We also learn about how television works, and a few other startling surprises.


00:00     Intro
00:03     Pumped by Justin Mahar
00:27     “Inside Information” letter from a reader
01:33     Sarabande (Partita No.1 for violin solo in B-minor) by Johann Sebastian Bach
02:06     Bobby Jones the Pioneer
04:25     How Legit Are War Bonds? Auto-lite war bonds
07:49     Nuthin But A G Thang Instrumental, by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
08:42     Television ad into discussion about screen time
14:29     Don Perez Freire by Agustin Battios Mangore, performed by Edson Lopes
11:37     Kitchen Safe for deferred dreams
14:56     “World’s First Push-Button Weather” Fedder’s ad
18:14      Mar-A-Lago:  45 and Steve Bannon
19:29     S. Watch, by Sybarite (plus sound effects)
20:17     45 and Steve Bannon (continued)
22:24     King Cotton, by John Philip Sousa performed by the United States Marine Band
22:49     MAGA bonds
24:03     “What’s Your Idea?” Home Economics Radio ad
26:50     Alcoholic Blues, by Billy Murray
27:14     “Gesture Language” story
30:27     Odéon by Ernesto Nazareth, performed by Christoph Lahme

Total runtime: 29:25

As always, if you’re enjoying The Magazine Show, we invite and implore you to go to iTunes , select View in iTunes, and rate and review our podcast! If you write us a review, we will give you a shout out on a future episode, no joke.


This episode of TMS was recorded at Sunset Studio, and edited at the Museum by Liz and James. TMS is produced by Liz and James. Recording equipment generously provided by Gerard. Images are the property of their owners.




Ad for television

kitchen safe

Feeder's Air Conditioning ad

Gesture Language


Bonus: Though our reading of it was cut from the podcast, this Cadillac ad is pretty dope.


Bonus: Enjoy this illustration and ad for Lorette, the reading of which was also cut from the final podcast!


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