Clean Slate Films presents an episode of its podcast called Pop Culture Connection.
The purpose of Pop Culture Connection is to help modern audiences understand and enjoy the legacy of 20th century popular culture through media, and how it relates to our own times.
We select a classic radio show episode, remaster the audio, and then introduce the show with commentary on its content. We explain a few concepts, phrases, and jokes that might escape the modern listener in the 21st Century.
Tonight’s episode is Truth or Consequences dated October 31st, 1948. Here are a few things we discuss:
Truth or Consequences, Ralph Edwards, Harlow Wilcox, Boris Karloff, Frankenstein, Halloween, Tim Burton, Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi, Martin Landau, Presidential Election of 1948, Strom Thurmond, Harry Truman, Thomas Dewey, Dixiecrats, Papa and Mama Hush, Mr. Hush, Jack Dempsey, Quiz Shows, Reality Shows, Mental Health Drive, Wash Poles, DUZ, Swan Soap, Soap Flakes, Slang, Trucking, Dancing, Telephones, Communications Technology, 10x Rule, Telephone Operators, Long Distance, Eye Creatures, Fibber McGee and Molly, Myrt, Transcriptions, Pop Culture Shock, Privacy