(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.)
STAR WARS, EPISODE X: Errol Flynn’s autobiography is titled My Wicked, Wicked Ways. Karina Longworth’s dive into the actor’s backstory on You Must Remember This confirms that the title was not an exaggeration, even if he probably wasn’t a Nazi spy. Everything else, including the time Drew Barrymore’s grandpa’s corpse was stolen, is noted in The Sordidness Tracker.
NASCAR AND MOONSHINE: NASCAR’s roots are tangled up in the stills and bootleggers of the Carolinas. This is the story of what happened to North Wilkesboro when it went away.
A FAKE HISTORY OF THE SUGAR HILL GANG: Wits presents Star Trek/social media superstar George Takei and rapper Serengeti this week. Takei tells stories about the early days of Star Trek, his Broadway musical, and also about the time he created rap music with the Sugar Hill Gang.
BEARS, HAWKS, SOX, BULLS: If you’re not familiar with Serengeti, he wrote the best song about the city of Chicago ever. Yes, I am aware there are other songs about Chicago.
HANDS OFF THE GREEK YOGURT, DAVE: The Sporkful podcast sends up Serial with a Serial-ized set of shows about office food theft.
MIDWIFERY: If, like me, you had no idea that that the legal status of midwives was so murky, then this installment of Life of the Law will enlighten you.
SHOUTOUT TO BILL WATTERSON: The Calvin and Hobbes creator gave a rare interview as part of a new retrospective about the comic strip.
SHOUTOUT TO BEING A GOOD GUEST/HOST: Awesome Etiquette guides you through the process.
SHOUTOUT TO CAVEMAN LEE: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle spoke with John Moe about his love of boxing and wrestling on Home Dunk, and it is very, very much worth your time.