Daily Archives: May 1, 2022

Will Be Wild Podcast Review

The thing about news and politics is that both are ever-present in our lives. As much as we want to get away from them, we can’t.

The new eight-part podcast, Will Be Wild, is a follow-up to the WNYC podcast, Trump Inc. Hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz dive into what led to January 6th and its repercussions. Using sources from different backgrounds and perspectives, Bernstein and Marritz explore the potential lasting damage and those that would overturn our democracy for the sake of power.

The podcast is amazing and so important to listen to. It once more reveals how corrupt many politicians are and how willing they are to put their own needs ahead of the people they work for and represent.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

New episodes of Will Be Wild are released every Monday.

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Filed under National News, Podcast, Podcast Review, WNYC

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion Book Review

Clothes are more than pieces of cloth that cover our naked bodies. They tell us about the culture, the values, the beliefs, etc of a specific time period or people.

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion, by Hilary Davidson, was published in 2019. The book explores the specific fashion of the regency era and how it reflected the larger societal changes from 1795 to 1825. Using Jane Austen’s work as a base, Davidson goes into detail about the clothing for various settings, classes, and events.

Anyone who knows me knows that this book is obviously up my alley. Though it is a niche topic, it is a fascinating deep dive into not just this world, but the fashion of the time.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion is available wherever books are sold.

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Filed under Book Review, Books, History, Jane Austen