Decoder Ring: How Preppy Became Streetwear

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Decoder Ring: How Preppy Became Streetwear

We bring you a special episode from the Articles of Interest podcast hosted by Avery Trufelman about the incredible reach and adaptability of preppy clothes. It’s a story about the great modernizer of Ivy style, Ralph Lauren, and how he and his label, Polo, were themselves modernized by customers who helped push preppy in a whole new direction, from the runway to the streets.  We encourage you to listen to the entire American Ivy series from Radiotopia. Articles of Interest is created by Avery Trufelman. It’s edited by Kelly Prime, mixed and mastered by Ian Coss, fact checked by Jessia Siriano, with music by Avery, Rhae Royal, Sasami, and the Beazlebubs, the Tufts University Acapella Group.  Decoder Ring is produced by Willa Paskin and Katie Shepherd. We had mixing help on this episode from Sam Kim. Derek John is Slate’s Executive Producer of narrative podcasts. Merritt Jacob is Senior Technical Director. If you haven’t please yet, subscribe and rate our feed in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And even better, tell your friends. If you’re a fan of the show, I’d love for you to sign up for Slate Plus.  Slate Plus members get to listen to Decoder Ring without any ads. Their support is also crucial to our work. So please go to to join Slate Plus today. 
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  • Lisaa

    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long


    the intro is way to long but good episode still skip till 5:30

    4 months ago·8 likes·
  • laurin

    I very much appreciate the podcast representation 🎉


    Albert Einstein said, 'If you can't explain it simply enough, you haven't understood it well enough'.Dr Andrew brings such simplicity to explaining the workings of the brain. It's actually a hacker's guide into our own brain. You are doing great service to humanity Dr Andrew.

    4 months ago·4 likes·

    Andrew, you're the man! Nobody else provides this content to the extent you do. Thank you!

    4 months ago·6 likes·

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview

    4 months ago·5 likes·
  • Markus

    Going back trough all the episodes, amazing podcast


    I very much appreciate the podcast representation 🎉

    4 months ago·1 like·

    Going back trough all the episodes, amazing podcast

    4 months ago·4 likes·

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