Alex Nevala-Lee, Douglas L. Howard & David Bianculli

January 12, 2020

The 1930s saw a revolution in the writing of science fiction. Under the editorship of John W. Cambell, the magazine Astounding published a new wave of writers like Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov that ushered in what would be called the Golden Age. In this episode of Inquiry, we talk with writer Alec Nevala-Lee about his history “Astounding: John W. Cambell, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and the Golden Age of Science Fiction.”

Did you hate the ending of the TV series Lost? Were you traumatized by the final Howdy Doody Show? Does Twin Peaks ever really end? In this episode of Inquiry, we speak with Douglas L. Howard, academic chair of the English Department on the Ammerman Campus at Suffolk County Community College and David Bianculli, TV critic and guest host on Fresh Air. They have edited and contributed to a serious and seriously fun book: “Television Finales: From Howdy Doody to Girls.”



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