Episode from the podcastBuild For Tomorrow

Wearing A Walkman Was Illegal

Released Monday, 12th September 2016
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Today's critics say that smartphones separate us. We no longer make the kind of in-person human connections that we once did, they say. Well...
In this episode, take a trip back to the 1980s — when the portable cassette player was accused of turning people into “wind-up non-humans,” laws were passed to keep them on the streets, and one New Jersey man risked jail time for his right to walk with headphones.

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