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Decoder Ring

An Anthropology, Society and Culture podcast featuring Willa Paskin
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Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.

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14 episodes
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1 episode

Recent Episodes

Pillow Talk
Over the last half century the decorative pillow has been crowding out our sitting and sleeping spaces, multiplying across our beds and couches decade by decade. For some, decorative pillows are a fun design accent, for others a symbol of useless o…
Chuck E. Cheese Pizza War
The King was an  animatronic lounge singer who performed in Chuck E. Cheese locations in the 1980's and early 90's, but then he disappeared. The King was a victim of a conflict known as the pizza wars, when Chuck E. Cheese faced off against its riv…
Videomate: Men
Videomate: Men is a VHS tape released in 1987 featuring 60 single men pitching themselves as dates to women on the other side of the TV screen, who could connect to these eligible bachelors from the comfort of their homes. In retrospect, Videomate:…

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Sarah Breau reviewed this podcast on Mar 13th, 2019
"This is one of the few podcasts I listen to that I like to listen to a second time. These deep dives into recent popular culture history are entertaining and enlightening. Highly recommended."
hrissaido reviewed this podcast 25 days ago
"Sheds light on subjects I never thought to think about before, like the evolution of artwork in hotels and video dating. Insightful and amusing"

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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 25th, 2018
Latest Episode
Jun 11th, 2019
Release Period
Monthly
No. of Episodes
15
Avg. Episode Length
39 minutes
Explicit
No

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