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Nuts! a documentary film about John Romulus Brinkley

Nuts! Why John Romulus Brinkley still matters

I am so looking forward to Penny Lane’s new documentary on John Romulus Brinkley, coming here to San Francisco in early July. Titled Nuts! it chronicles “Doctor” Brinkley’s rise as the Depression era midwestern mega-quack who championed the grafting of goat glands into the gonads of his patients. To promulgate this astoundingly bad cure for male sexual […]

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Great radio history books for the holidays

Great radio history books for the holidays

If you are a total, gob smacked radio fan like me, you never tire of reading history books about the subject. Here are some of my faves: Anthony Rudell’s Hello everybody! The Dawn of American Radio is a wonderful introduction not only to the beginnings of American radio, but to the culture of the 1920s […]

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