January 21, 2003

William Rathje is a garbologist, and talks with Todd about what can be learned about a civilization from its waste. He talks about what we can learn about the culture, values, and lifestyle of a community by looking at what it throws away. Rathje is a research professor at Stanford University, and founder of the Garbage Project, in Tucson, Arizona.

Culture critic Alice Echols talks with Todd about the 1960's era, and why typically held beliefs about the decade are wrong. She tells Todd about how the decade affected culture and politics, who the role models were, and ideological wars of the time. Her book of essays is "Shaky Ground: The Sixties and Its Aftershocks".