Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Katie Goldin (‘Creature Feature’ podcast, @ProBirdRights) for a look at why Snoopy is secretly incredibly fascinating.
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LINKS FOR THE GUESTS:
- Katie Goldin on Twitter
- ‘Creature Feature’ podcast (iHeartRadio)
- When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide (Audubon)
RESOURCES USED TO INFORM THE EPISODE’S LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
- U.S. Department Of Arts And Culture
- The True Native New Yorkers Can Never Truly Reclaim Their Homeland (Smithsonian)
- Mapping Manahatta: 10 Lenape sites in New York City (6sqft)
- “Finding Lenapehoking” (YouTube / Hudson River Maritime Museum)
- The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952: Vol. 1 Hardcover Edition by Charles M. Schulz
- My Life with Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz, edited by M. Thomas Inge
- Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz by Stephen J. Lind
- Object Record: Permanent Charles M. Schulz Personal Effects: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, 02/22/1937 (The Charles M. Schulz Museum)
- 70 Years Of Peanuts: Character Timeline (The Charles M. Schulz Museum)
- It’s Not Just You: Garfield Is Not Meant to Be Funny (Smithsonian SmartNews)
- How Charlie Brown and Snoopy stole our hearts (The Economist 1843 Magazine)
- Peanuts Creator Charles Schulz Didn’t Like the Classic Comic’s Name (TIME Magazine) — additional fact: Schulz’s new cartoon syndicate was concerned about lawsuits from other strips with “Li’l” in the title, such as ‘Li’l Abner’. So that was part of their motivation to find a new name to replace ‘Li’l Folks’.
- Astronaut Snoopy’s 50-Plus Year History with NASA (PBS SoCal)
- 50 Years Ago: Charlie Brown and Snoopy in Lunar Orbit (NASA)
- The Fourth Crewmember: Armed with their checklists, the Apollo astronauts literally read themselves to the moon. (Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine)
- Five Things On Board NASA’s Artemis I Mission (Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum)
- How space exploration has changed, 60 years since JFK’s ‘We Choose the Moon’ speech (NPR)
- Racing to Space: Gagarin and Shepard (Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum)
- Silver Snoopy Award (NASA)
- Spacesuited Snoopy doll floats in zero-g on moon-bound Artemis 1 mission (Space.com)
One timeline of Snoopy art:
One example of a Charles M. Schulz Li’l Folks strip featuring a dog:
The 1st Peanuts strip:
The 3rd Peanuts strip:
A “Silver Snoopy” pin:
About the show
A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his co-host Katie Goldin for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way!
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