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We Need The Public Arts by Jefferson Geiger

I can’t believe I need to make this argument in 2017, but here we are. We need the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Ronald Reagan attempted to kill the NEA in 1981, Newt Gingrich wanted to in the 90s, and now it looks like Trump’s team is planning to do the same along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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The Pod That Launched 100 Casts by Jefferson Geiger

Podcasts, a term for an audio-only show distributed via the internet, didn’t really enter the zeitgeist until “Serial” came along. The first Peabody Award-winning season of the spinoff of “This American Life” focused on the trial of Adnan Syed and captured the attention of millions. However, two years before “Serial” spawned, “Welcome to Night Vale” was already changing the medium.

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I'm Sorry For My White Tastes In Music by Jefferson Geiger

The first album that I ever bought with my own money was Creed’s “Human Clay.” The first concert I ever attended was Nickelback with 3 Doors Down. If it pains you to read those sentences, trust that it pained me even more to write them. Thankfully cultural tastes aren’t solidified at birth and mine have improved over the years.

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Stop With The Aftershows by Jefferson Geiger

I have a love-hate relationship with AMC. On one hand, they’re part of the reason there’s so much great television shows on the air today. On the other, they’re part of the reason there’s so many aftershows on the air today.

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