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From The Bad Ideas Dept.: It's A Show About Towels!

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Seriously: a show about towels.

There's the history of towels, towels in Christianity, Terrible Towels, Towel Day.

Oh, and there are actual towels too.

Because when has a bad idea ever stopped us before?

GUESTS:

  • Marcel Danesi - The author of Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An Introduction to Semiotics
  • John Dankosky - Executive editor of the New England News Collaborative; host of The Wheelhouse and NEXT on WNPR
  • Mike Pesca - Host of the daily Slate podcast The Gist
  • Jackie Reeve - Bed and bath writer for Wirecutter; her blog about quilting and crafting and cooking and traveling and things is The Orange Room
  • Jem Roberts - Comedy historian and the author of The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Colin McEnroe, Carlos Mejia, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired, in a different form, on December 6, 2018.

Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident.

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