Vinyl records comeback, Future of air conditioning

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A record playing on a turntable
A vinyl jazz record playing on a turntable, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Falmouth, Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/ AP Photo

We talk about the increasing popularity of vinyl records with a pop music charts researcher. Then, a reporter discusses the evolution of air conditioning as grapple with summer heat.

Featured in this Show

  • Looking back on vinyl records and hit music

    Last year, vinyl records had their biggest sales year since 1986. We take a spin with the head researcher of Record Research around the hits of Billboard’s top charts.

  • The history, culture and future of air conditioning

    A century ago, the modern convenience of air conditioning was invented at a printing plant in Brooklyn. Today, almost 90 percent of American households have air-conditioning. On these dog days of summer, we’re looking back at the history of air-conditioning, examining our dependence on it, and considering its future in conjunction with climate change.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Paul Haney Guest
  • Penelope Green Guest

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