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26/06/2011

This week, Matt Frei asks why many Americans fetishize their own history - and why so many others can't even name the Vice President.

This week, Matt Frei completes his tenure as Americana's presenter with a look at why so many Americans fetishize their own history - and why so many others can't even name the Vice President. We'll hear the voices of eminent historians, and ordinary Americans.

Matt also asks author Andrew F Smith about America's unique contribution to culinary history - junk food.

And, as a final lap, Matt tours some of his favorite Washington haunts. Along the way, he checks in with Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan and with some regulars at Ben's Chili Bowl.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 26 Jun 2011 19:15

Music Played

  • Sam Cooke

    Wonderful World

    • Man & His Music.
    • RCA.
    • B000002WB4.
  • Chuck Brown

    It Don't Mean A Thing - If It Don't Have The Go Go Swing

    • Chuck Brown and the soul searcher.
    • Future Records.
    • B000QQS4XI.

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