Every era has its forms of entertainment. In the old days, promoters would stage actual train wrecks, using trains that were on their way to the scrap heap. Others would stage massive recreations of disasters and tragedies from the news and history. And thousands of people would pay to see them!
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 Live,"