Radiolab from WNYC: Radiolab Presents: Dolly Parton's America
October 20, 2019 2:34 PM - Subscribe

"Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad spent the last two years following around music legend Dolly Parton, and we're here to say you should tune in! In this episode of Radiolab, we showcase the first of Jad's special series, Dolly Parton's America. In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America's great icons." Note: this episode contains an interview with Metafilter's own Paul Slade.
posted by mandolin conspiracy (1 comment total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoyed this, although I did feel like Jad was being a little condescending toward Parton, like intellectually he knows she's a very intelligent person but deep down he still thinks of her as a combination of dumb blonde/sweet old lady.
I was glad they left in the exchange where he says "that's a really good pun" and she says "I know, I've said it before". I'm hoping his journey away from that mindset will be a subtle part of the story.
posted by exceptinsects at 4:56 PM on October 21, 2019

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