S4TW: Diaper wars, moonlight towers, and Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015

(Welcome to Something for the Weekend.  What follows is a list of some of our shows, some shows that aren’t our shows, and some links from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy.  Give them a listen/glance.  Thank you.)

party at the moon tower(Party at the moon tower.)

I’LL BE TAKING THESE HUGGIES (TO COURT): Life of the Law covers a 7-year, multi-million-dollar legal war over diapers.  This is not a typo, but it is a very interesting look at patent law in America.

THE SERVANT GIRL ANNIHILATOR: He’s never been caught, but he’s the reason Austin, Texas, has moon towers.  99% Invisible has the rest of the story.

STAR WARS, EPISODE VI: Marlene Dietrich is the subject of the new You Must Remember This.  (Karina has some extras over at her blog.)  Dietrich’s plot to seduce and kill Hitler is probably the highlight of the Sordidness Tracker.

CABIN BOY WAS A GOOD MOVIE: Chris Elliott bidding farewell to the retiring David Letterman is what you’d expect.  The only thing missing is a banana dance.

VALENTINE’S DAY WAS NOT A GOOD MOVIE: Awesome Etiquette welcomes Modern Dating Mastery’s Sharon Andrea to the program to help you navigate Feb. 14.

INTO THE WILD UPDATE: How did Chris McCandless die?  Jon Krakauer, who authored Into the Wild, has an update.

DEAN SMITH: John talks with writer Jason Zengerle about the late North Carolina basketball coach on Home Dunk.

MORE DEAN SMITH: Please read Charles Pierce on Smith now.

AND JERRY TARKANIAN, TOO: Dan Wetzel on the deceased UNLV coach is also worth your time.

FOG: Open Mike’s quality string of interviews on Secret Skin continues with Fog’s Andrew Broder.

FAMILY: On Death, Sex & Money, Anna Sale chats with musicians Teddy and Kami Thompson, children of musicians Richard and Linda Thompson, about their new record, called appropriately enough, Family.