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Brian Regal & Frank Esposito: The Birth of the Jersey Devil

Brian Regal and Frank Esposito from Kean University explore the genesis of one of America's oldest monster legends: the Jersey Devil. It's a tale that has less to do with a winged beast and more to do with colonial Quaker infighting, pamphlet wars, publicity stunts, and the absolute villainization of a man who just wanted to bring the Enlightenment to the New World.

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Whether you think it's on its way out or a permanent fixture in our culture, there's no denying that we're fascinated with books. Poet and scholar Amaranth Borsuk joins the show to explore the limits and possibilities of the book as object, as content, and as idea. —Original airdate: 6/8/2018 08:00 PM

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