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The Confab Podcast

May 30, 2020

Journalist Mary Pilon, in her page-turning book The Monopolists, hunts down the true story of the woman who invented the most popular board game in the world. Monopoly inventor and forgotten feminist Lizzie Magie died in 1948, thinking she was a failure, having received a total of $500 for the rights to her game. We...


May 8, 2020

Hattie Carthan is the mother of the urban environmental movement in America that she single-handedly kicked off when she got fed up with watching her Brooklyn neighborhood deteriorate. Her mantra was: Save a Tree, Save a Neighborhood, and she pursued it relentlessly -- leading a grassroots movement well into her...