Our fall-to-winter traditions, How what we watch affects our lives

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A winter scene with excited children on a toboggan, circa 1975
A winter scene with excited children on a toboggan, circa 1975. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Historic Images

How do you mark the transition between the fall and winter holiday seasons? We hear about your family’s traditions. We also talk with an author about what data tell us about the many ways what we watch affects real life behaviors.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Walt Hickey Guest