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Episode 98:Under our Feet
PublishedOct 28, 2016
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This episode came by special request from my daughter, who heard about Waterhouse Hawkins in her second grade classroom. She came home and said, “Dad, I think I’ve got a good Memory Palace story for you.”
She and I found a great kids book called The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, by Barbara Kerley.
Grownup readers might want to check out All in the Bones by Valerie Bramwell and Robert Peek.
We start off and finish with Kola, Lighthouse Version by amiina.
We hear their Leather and Lace as well.
There’s Mountain Path, by WMD.
We hear Prelude for Piano and Malaria by Worrytrain.
We also hear Manny Returns Home from Bernard Hermann’s score to The Wrong Man.
And Krolock on Sledge from the fantastic score to The Fearless Vampire Killers.
Under our Feet
Tags: 19th century, Boss Tweed, central park, Crystal Palace, Dinosaurs, History of Dinosaurs, Hyde Park, London, new york, Paleontology, philadelphia, Prehistoric Mammals, Sir Richard Owen, Tammany Hall, The Great Exhibition, Waterhouse Hawkins
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David Samuels is a contributing editor at Harper’s and contributor to The New Yorker and The Atlantic.
"You start by doing the thing you want to do, at whatever level you can. There’s this idea that you work your way up by writing captions, and then capsule film reviews or whatever, and I don’t think it works that way. I think you learn to master a form, and you start by doing the thing you want to do. At first you’re not going to do it as well as you wish you could, and then you learn. At the same time, I think, there’s so much dreck, and there’s so many people who don’t care about doing the thing well, that when that kid walks in your door and they want to do the thing, you say ‘Sure,’ because it doesn’t cost you anything, you look at it, and there’s actually some energy on the page, like, yeah, it’s bad, but it’s bad in a different way. It’s bad in the way of someone who might eventually be good."
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