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Major funding for Been There/Done That is provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies with additional funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 

Program Archive
December 2002

12/7/02
The Unknown: Magicians, Anti-aging Curesand the Deep Sea.
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Host Marty Goldensohn investigates the secret of "The Turk," the famous 18th century chess-playing machine; looks for the truth behind the Sasquatch and little green men with Father Fanthorpe, (researcher of all things paranormal); and cracks the myths behind modern anti-aging cures. A visit with a woman who hears colors, and remodeling your house, Munsters-style.

 

12/14/02
Living On The Land: Return To A Firefighter's Rural Roots, The Science Of Getting Lost, A History Of Cremation, And The Ultimate Escape To Mars.
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Host Marty Goldensohn journeys back to the land. Writer Michael Perry goes home to rural Wisconsin - population 485, the science behind our sense of direction (or lack there of), and America's obsession with the lawn. Also, blast off to Mars -- colonizing the Red Planet, the indie film "The Truth About Tully", and more.

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Susan FolwellThe work of Susan Folwell, a Native American artist, at the 2002 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.

 

12/21/02
A Musical Extravaganza From The BTDT Archives -- The Cabaret Comeback, A Defense Of Muzak, And One Man's Love Affair With Vinyl Records.
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An hour of song and dance. We'll celebrate elevator music and sample some of Muzak's sweetest sounds. Also, Tom Moon on the art of writing a good song, an evening at the Cabaret, and why vinyl records still rock. Plus, how La Traviata is like real life and Hollywood's twisted view of classical musicians.

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Joseph Lanza on MUZAK:

 

12/28/02
Encore Presentation: Spirituality From Brain To Gurus. Einstein, Statistics And Advise.
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Host Marty Goldensohn explores explores spirituality, starting with the brain chemistry behind that oneness-with-the-universe feeling and clarifying what Einstein really believed about religion to discovering the demographics and statistics about faith and religious beliefs. Also, how spirituality is becoming more diverse (often a composite of religions and beliefs), writer Gwenda Blair re-reads Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar, listening to "old dogs" making new music, and much more.

 

 

 

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