Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is part of our Smithsonian Associates Art of Living author historian interview series, and we have an excellent program about history, the optimism of the enlightenment, the role of Houyhnhmn’s, and if you still don’t know, we are talking about ‘Gulliver’s Travels’…you’re going to want to hear this. Thank you so much for listening. And as the music, we’re listening to Smithsonian Folkways recording of Woody Guthrie, Hard Traveling. As I say, we’ve got a great guest today, who, after reading his new book, I’ve been looking forward to for a while and whom I’ll introduce in just a moment…But, quickly, if you missed any episodes, last week was our 678th episode, and I spoke to NFL legend, a member of the only team in NFL history to be undefeated, and very entertaining guest Larry Csonka. Two weeks ago had another great conversation with author and Smithsonian Associate Carole Adrienne about her new book, ‘Healing a Divided Nation. Wonderful stuff…If you missed those shows, along with any others, you can go back and check them out with my entire back catalog of shows, all free for you there on our website, NotOld-Better.com…and if you leave a review, we will read it at the end of each show…leave reviews on Apple Podcasts for us. Smithsonian Associate and popular returning guest Clay Jenkinson will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes for more details. I always enjoy speaking with Clay Jenkinson because I learn so much, and from your emails, to me after Clay appears on the show, you agree! Clay is funny, too, and I laugh out loud. Clay is a historian, a lecturer, and a Jeffersonian, in fact, Clay Jenkinson was the main commentator for Ken Burns’ PBS documentary on Thomas Jefferson. He is a CNN TV personality, and we have Clay Jenkinson today! Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels is often regarded as a children's book, but only by people who have never read it through. Swift was filled with "savage indignation" at the problems in the human character. According to our guest today, Clay Jenkinson, Gulliver's Travels is a work of genius, a witty, enchanting, and unrelenting critique of the optimism of the Enlightenment. Join me today for a wonderful conversation with humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson as Clay sorts out the meaning of ‘Gulliver’s Travels,’ and leads us on a journey into the dark recesses of the severest satirist in the English language. For more information please check out the Smithsonian Associates website: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/gullivers-travels
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Clay Jenkinson - Gulliver's Travels: A Satire Not Just for Children
A Show To Fascinate 55+ age Community
Paul Taylor Vogelzang is an award-winning blogger, podcaster, writer, producer and style fanatic, known for his down to earth accessible reporting and advice for men and women 50 + age, and their families. Paul was one of the founding editors of MommyCast & MommyCast Latina, the wildly popular, very first mom podcasts in audio and video, and its producer from 2004 to 2009. Paul’s current, but also award winning podcast, The Not Old - Better Show launched in 2014. Paul continues to share vibrant, focused, entertaining content on the show, and writes frequently about the subjects of fashion, grooming and the “senior man.” Paul lives just outside of Washington DC, with his lovely wife, Gretchen (also a MommyCast founder), and where the two of them are active in many arts, business and philanthrophic organizations, love to feed the Northern Wren, and are the parents of two sons.
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