4.21.14: Why We Make Things, Bowling, Fast-Food & Lincoln's Beard
Things are important. They help us get places, allow us to sit back and relax, provide entertainment, memories, sustenance, and warmth. I used to vow intense dislike for the word "things" ("It's so vague; what does it mean?!"). But truthfully, things - and the many uses of the word - are important. On today's Word of Mouth, we're exploring a lot of things. Really. From making to eating to growing, things can do so much for us. Hop on the "thing" bandwagon and listen up. As Oprah would say, "You get a new thing! You get a new thing! Yes, you get a new thing!"
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Why We Make Things and Why It Matters
- Peter Korn talks about his book, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Crafstman.
The Rise and Fall of Professional Bowling
- Who knew professional bowling has such a fascinating history? Zachary Crockett joined us to talk about his article "The Rise and Fall of Professional Bowling".
Extreme Fast-Food Trends
- Producer Taylor Quimby and Clay Wirestone of Mental Floss discuss extreme food trends in the fast-food market.