In which we treat you to the dramatic conclusion of our serial story, The Unmarried Wife. This episode also concludes Season One of The Magazine Show. We hope you've enjoyed listening as much as we've enjoyed making this podcast! Stay tuned for future projects. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro with acoustic interlude by Gerard, our patron … Continue reading Episode 12: Denouement: The Unmarried Wife
Or Listen on iTunes! This week, we continue to deliver high drama with Part Two of The Unmarried Wife! And please note: Next week's episode will conclude both this exciting story and Season One of The Magazine Show podcast, so don't miss it! SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro with Tinta Verde by Agustín Bardi performed by Bert Alink 00:23 Dromedary … Continue reading Episode 11: As Comfortable as an Old Shoe
Or Listen on iTunes! In this drama-filled episode, we present Part One of The Unmarried Wife, sponsored by Lady Esther's face powder! We also learn arcane facts about “Tragic Wedding Nights” from the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sex. Gather round to hear the tales! SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro with Divertimento, Op 22 - II Capriccio by Joseph … Continue reading Episode 10: Introducing The Unmarried Wife
Or Listen on iTunes! In which we explore some leading cults in the Cult Industry, and the mythos surrounding them; hear a bit about about MAGA Bonds; and review both William Gaddis' J R and Bret Easton Ellis' The Deleted. We also begin to explore the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sex. Somehow, it all connects. Super fun times! SHOW … Continue reading Episode 9: What’s Your Cult of Choice?
In this episode we explore the Easter issue of Family Circle from 1953, and learn that Cat Pictures have been a thing for a very long time. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro with Capriccio in E major, by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Papalin 00:28 Fun-Filled Toilet Tissue ad 01:50 I'm Waiting for … Continue reading Episode 8: So Sweet to Come Home to
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. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro 00:03 Pumped by Justin Mahar 00:27 … Continue reading Episode 7: Eastern War Time
This week we learn what constitutes a man with Pipe Appeal, and get the Low Down on Ruthless Roth: The Dirtiest Man in America. We are introduced to the new modern milk carton, and we begin to see the the emergence of newer printing inks and techniques, particularly in some really fantastic ads for food. Delicious! Below are show … Continue reading Episode 6: The Man with Pipe Appeal
This week we read about the budding new vacation hotspot, Miami— and the beginning of the Florida boom. And of course, we continue our exploration of advertising and the various items people were buying back in the 1950s. From Chesterfield cigarettes and baby bottle nipples to olive tablets and Super Lasteen lipstick, this episode has it all! Scroll down for … Continue reading Episode 5: O! Where it’s Fun to be Old!
Welcome back to The Magazine Show, where we delve into the delightful, quaint world of once-upon-a-time magazines and culture, bringing you insight into another era. Meet Benjamin Franklin's brother Roy, be amused at some advertisements, and finally, hear the chilling tale of Ceramic Pete, an accidental arsonist. Scroll down for our usual show notes, and below those you'll find … Continue reading Episode 4: Propaganda is Everywhere
Welcome to another episode of The Magazine Show! This week you'll learn about the power of hypnotism, the embarrassment of the girl who needs Mum, and all about the the exciting career of being a Meat Cutter! And so much more. Below are show notes, and follow along with us with the photos of advertisements … Continue reading Episode 3: I Can Hypnotize Your Friends