Hosted bySusannah Wilson

Curated byAnna Oakes, Hark Editor

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The History of Suburban "Lawn Enforcement"

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Let's start with the most essential element of American suburbia: beautifully kept lawns. Paul Robbins, political ecologist and author of "Lawn People," looks at the history of this not-so-optional status symbol. From 99% Invisible.
The History of Suburban "Lawn Enforcement"

99% Invisible

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Levittown, Pennsylvania: White Suburban Utopia

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Levittown, Pennsylvania is the emblem of the promises of 1950s suburbia. It also employed a range of legal tactics to exclude African Americans. From the podcast, Nice Try!
Levittown, Pennsylvania: White Suburban Utopia

Nice Try!

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1950s Suburban Fantasy

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Consumer culture of the 1950s was a big contributor to the suburban fantasy of the Cold War. From the podcast, American Hysteria.
1950s Suburban Fantasy

American Hysteria

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Levittown, Suburban Puerto Rico

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When Puerto Ricans moved from New York City back to the island in the1960s and 70s, they founded a suburb at the crossroads of the American and the Puerto Rican dream. From La Brega.
Levittown, Suburban Puerto Rico

La Brega

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Scared in the Suburbs

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In anticipation of the 2020 election, United States of Anxiety revisited a 2016 segment with historian Kwame Holmes about the segregated history of the classic American suburbs.
Scared in the Suburbs

Notes from America

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How Suburbs Fit into the City Today

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What do the suburbs mean, today? Economist Jed Kolko on where the suburbs fit into the geography and politics of these times. from The Urbanist.
How Suburbs Fit into the City Today

Monocle 24: The Urbanist

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Arcade Fire in the Suburbs

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We're closing this Harklist with an ear to Arcade Fire's 2010 album, "The Suburbs." From The Radio Ga Ga Podcast.
Arcade Fire in the Suburbs

The Radio Ga Ga Podcast

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