Letting you know straight out the gate that the sound quality of this episode is…eh. We had some remote recording issues again–thanks Covid–but (get it? Butt Music and but? HA! Dad joke for the win). But, Amy had too much cool stuff to share not to air this episode on Hieronymus Bosch, his painting of The Garden of Earthly Delights, and Amelia Hamrick’s discovery of sheet music on a naked butt.
The Garden of Earthly Delight -Hieronymous Bosch
Amelia Hamrick -Image courtesy of the Edmond Outlook
The tomato traveled a long strange road of misunderstanding and admiration all the way from the New World to the old and back again. Why did it become the iconic pin cushion shape we all remember and how in the heck did it sprout a little strawberry off the side?
P.S. We had some recording issues–darn you COVID-19. The sound quality isn’t amazing, but the show is classic Amy and Trace.
How did we go from no green spaces in city neighborhoods to the perfectly manicured lawn that defines American suburbia? It all comes down to Frederick Law Olmsted and properties in a housing development in 1860’s Illinois.
The Duncan Gardens at Manito Park in our own beautiful Spokane-Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted
New York City and Charleston SC neighborhoods prior to Olmsted’s lawn movement.
This one is a listener request from my son Will, and my sister Ruth.