The Kraken comes to town
RELEASE IT. STEM in the ancient world, and the first American Girl doll who is also… a millennial.
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Release the Kraken - on ice
At some point in the future, the pandemic will end. We’ll be sitting together in a stadium without fear: eating snacks, enjoying beverages, and cheering for the Seattle Kraken. To learn more about the myth behind the monster, Marcie Sillman spoke to Lauren Poyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington.
Silicon Valley, meet Rift Valley
You’re reading this on a device with processing power that would have been unthinkable even twenty years ago. We’ve got quantum computing and self-driving cars. But University of Washington Classics professor Sarah Stroup says we shouldn’t be too self-congratulatory about our current technology. She teaches a class called STEM in the Ancient World, and she spoke about it with Bill Radke.
Courtney, the 1980s American Girl
American Girl doll Rebecca is a first-generation immigrant in 1914, struggling to uphold her family’s Russian traditions in a radically changing city while dreaming of becoming an actress. American Girl doll Courtney’s epic historical backdrop is… 1986, and her struggles include becoming Pac-Man champion at the mall arcade. Alison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney, cohosts of the podcast American Girls, discuss the first doll who could be their contemporary.