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Shelf Life

Shelf Life is a podcast from the Newberry Library about the humanities and the humans behind them. Each episode features a new conversation with librarians, curators, and researchers about anything from the history of the Chicago city grid to the secret lives of famous American authors.

info_outline The Meaning of "Fa-La-La" 05/28/2019
info_outline The Quest for Gutenberg Fragments 05/01/2019
info_outline The War on Bugs 04/03/2019
info_outline To Meme or Not To Meme 03/11/2019
info_outline Mourning Glory 01/28/2019
info_outline The City Logical 01/03/2019
info_outline The 1862 Int'l Exhibition Revisited 11/29/2018
info_outline Don't Bring a Bow and Arrow to a Laser Gun Fight 11/01/2018
info_outline African American Genealogy 09/12/2018
info_outline 15th-Century Paperbacks 07/25/2018
info_outline Telling the Story of Public Housing 06/28/2018
info_outline Splendiferous but Garish 05/29/2018
info_outline America's Erstwhile Coral Obsession 04/25/2018
info_outline Let's Talk about Plant Sex 04/02/2018
info_outline A Brief History of Chocolate 02/12/2018
info_outline Not a Mascot 02/02/2018
info_outline Gigging the Film 01/15/2018
info_outline Star Wars: A New Trope 12/20/2017
info_outline Early Modern Earworms 12/04/2017
info_outline The Rise and Fall of a Typeface 11/13/2017
info_outline The British Were the Underdogs? 10/16/2017
info_outline Let There Be Page Numbers 09/24/2017
info_outline Being a Curator on Instagram 08/28/2017
info_outline The Road in American Culture 08/07/2017
info_outline Chicago Urbanology 07/17/2017
info_outline Activist-Artists in the Archives 06/26/2017
info_outline Brooks Cooks 06/07/2017
info_outline The 95 Theses: You Won't Believe What #32 Is! 05/22/2017
info_outline Violent Femmes 05/01/2017
info_outline 17th-Century Fake News 04/10/2017