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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
August 2003

8/2/03
Archive Edition: All Things Passion - Muses On Overtime, Making The World's Fastest Marathon Runner, Passion Fruit, A Sex Museum And Flying With The Powerpuff Derby Pilots
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Host Marty Goldensohn explores passion, from the purple gooey fruit to steamy love letters. He talks to Gene Nora Jessen about the history of her fellow pilots and the famous 1929 Powerpuff Derby, the first women's cross-country air race. Also, a trip to the new Sex Museum in Manhattan, and writer Francine Prose on the muses behind Freud, Nietzsche and Dali. Plus, revisiting the Dymaxion House, the house that Bucky Fuller built, and the quest to create the fastest American marathoner. All that and more in this archive edition of Been There/Done That.

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8/9/03
Archive Edition: 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.

 

8/16/03
Archive Edition: The Pets In Our Lives, Love, Conflict And Robo-Dogs
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Host Marty Goldensohn explores life with animals, 112 million of them in the US. How wolfs became lap dogs, how a dog becomes a family robot. A jealous parrot rules the household, a behaviorist explains pets problems, cats and boyfriends, an ode to animals, pets as solace for the lonely, and much more.

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8/23/03
Archive Edition: Utopias, From Co-Housing to Esperanto, The Internet Promise, Musak Defended and The Seventies Attacked
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Host Marty Goldensohn takes us on a voyage in search of Utopia: co-housing that creates village-like communities, Musak as democratic music "air conditioning", chatting in Esperanto, the global language, good and evil in the disco decade, commentaries, music and much more.

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8/30/03
Archive Edition: Lies, Tall Stories and Failing Lying Detector's Tests
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Host Marty Goldensohn explores the history of lying and the consequences of playing with the truth. He innocently straps himself to a lying detector's test and fails. Also discovering the tall stories woven by Bill Lepp, five time winner of the West Virginia Liars Contest, writer Stanley Miese about living with (and leaving) a compulsive liar, Dr Sean Chillag on illnesses with symptoms that mislead, discovering the restaurant with the shortest menu in the world (2 dishes), music, humor and much more in this edition of BTDT.

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