Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hugh Hefner

New World Notes #502, 28:12 (October 17)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)


We explore both the good points and the bad of those 20th-century icons, the late Hugh M. Hefner and his Playboy magazine.

Includes excerpts from the Times's fine obituary. Plus personal reminiscences by KD exploring the role of Playboy in his adolescent development--and the magazine's role in American culture. With a relevant song by Tom Lehrer.

Note: Adult themes and language: listener discretion is advised. 

Hugh M. Hefner died September 27, 2017. 

Photo: Bunnies say a tearful final farewell to Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner. That would be a great caption. Alas, the photo shows the inaugural flight of the corporate jet, 1970.

2 comments:

Hagbard Celine said...

Hey Ken,

Thanks for your entertaining show. You're a funny guy!

All the best,

George

Kenneth Dowst said...

Thank you for the kind words, Hagbard.
Best,
KD