Today we download video games online all the time. Back in the 1980s, gamers without the Internet (such as it was) had to buy or borrow their games. But a few could download programs off the radio. Plus: there's a comet headed Earth's way, and it might make for some great viewing this month, or 6,000 years from now. Either one.
Nice to be back guest hosting NHPR's Word of Mouth! Today's show includes a look at the new book "Beautiful Souls" by Eyal Press, Chad Lambert's new graphic novel about the history of "Saturday Night