I don’t have much to add: to what I said when we last “aired” this conversation, except to express some apologies that we’ve reached again into the Archive. It’s End of Year at Augustana College, which for both students and faculty is like being pressed headfirst through a funnel at Mach 2.3: its painful, but kind of exhilarating at the same time. It also doesn’t allow much time for anything else.
But I should also add a warm welcome to the many new listeners who are causing the silver spinning platters in Historically Thinking’s quaint Amish-built server farm to work full-time. We thank you particularly because your downloads tell us that we’re doing something good, and make us want to keep doing more of it. Many thanks.
I like this podcast a lot, for three reasons. First, it’s with a conversation with a friend, a man I admire for being an academic who does his own thing, in his own unique way. Second, it’s about barbecue. Third, it is really a conversation about place, and place is something of a secondary preoccupation at Historically Thinking, right after historical thinking (and historical feeling, but that’s another podcast series). Pig is pig, even in Memphis; but Memphis is not North Carolina, and it would be foolish for it to try to be.