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12: Deep Thoughts About Fraggle Rock

November 14, 2023

The Trash Heap has spoken! NYEAH!

This week, Tracie takes a deep dive into Fraggle Rock, the 1980s children’s TV show that Jim Henson hoped would bring about the end to war (really!). The Fraggles, Doozers, Gorgs, and Silly Creatures of Outer Space (not to mention an anthropomorphic pile of trash) taught children how to resolve conflicts with people who are different from them, respect the traditions and beliefs of others, and listen rather than assume. But even a well-intentioned and adorable show from the mind of a genius can offer some unpleasant lessons, such as hierarchical thinking and exploitation of the working class.

Listen as Tracie and Emily explore the religious undertones and cultural assumptions of this beloved artifact of their childhood.

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