Crossover Episode from Fiber Nation: Home Economics vs. Hitler


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This week, we're bringing you a special episode from our sister podcast, Fiber Nation. Fiber nation explores the connections between fiber, history, and humanity. In this episode, host Allison Korleski explores the radical origins behind home economics with guest Danielle Dreilinger, author of The Secret History of Home Economics. Hear how home ec. became important enough to have its own federal agency and learn how one particular sewing magazine became a game-changer during WWII.

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