Fuse 8 n’ Kate

Fuse 8 n’ Kate

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Two sisters, one in L.A. and one in NYC, both move to the Chicago area and start a podcast. The premise? Picture books and are they really that great? Join Kate and Fuse 8 (Betsy Bird) as they track down a picture book “classic” each episode and try to determine if it deserves to remain in the canon of children’s literature. Profile image by Andrea Tsurumi When it comes to Arthur there is LOT to pick apart! Thanks, in large part, to the television show from 1996 which (checks watch) is still playing to this day. We go way way way back to 1976 to his VERY post-60s semi-psychedelic origins. Back when he actually looked like the aardvark he claims, to this day, to be. We talk earth pigs, children’s access to unnecessary cosmetic surgery, and how the entire point of the book is for the hero to fail to do something. And if you want a look at the racism debates surrounding the series, we have that as well. Show Notes: Kate wasn’t lying. The “John Legend looks like Arthur” thing is real. Just check out the Bustle article “This Video Of John Legend Dressing Like Arthur & Recreating The Fist Meme Is Everything”: https://www.bustle.com/p/john-legend-dressed-like-arthur-brought-the-fist-meme-to-life-in-a-new-commercial-with-chrissy-teigen-video-8906163 And since we’re doing articles, you may also wish to read “Marc Brown on Arthur’s nose job and other vital issues”: https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/architecture/2012/04/16/marc-brown-on-arthur-s-nose-job-and-other-vital-issues/ For the full Show Notes please visit: http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2021/04/19/fuse-8-n-kate-arthurs-nose-by-marc-brown/

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