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McLuhans: grandfather and grandson. Images provided by McLuhan family.

Dear Friend and Listener:

Welcome to a special episode of Planet Waves FM. Tonight’s edition was originally recorded in September, when I took a brief trip to Amherst, NY and met up with Andrew McLuhan, grandson of Marshall, in person for the first time.

We discussed his experience of archiving his grandfather’s papers, and analyzed excerpts from Marshall’s seminal book, Understanding Media. The richness and wide implications of Marshall’s writing and ideas become ever clearer as the interview progresses.

The variety of topics we touched on included books in general, advertising, Ancient Greek philosophy and poetry, the printing revolution, and the progress of civilization.

Thank you for tuning in. Tomorrow we’ll have my regular edition of FM about The Donald, the Cruz, Iowa and existence.

With love,
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