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The Nose Has Always Been Gender Neutral: Potato Head, New Mail Trucks, 'Nomadland'

Feb 26, 2021

On Thursday, Hasbro announced that its Mr. Potato Head brand would drop the "Mr." in a move toward inclusiveness. But they also made clear, in a move toward not being yelled at by the internet, that the Mr. Potato Head character (and the Mrs. Potato Head character, for that matter) would continue.

Also this week, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new design for its mail trucks. The internet yelled about that some, too.

And: Nomadland is Chloé Zhao's third film as writer and director. It is nominated for four awards at this weekend's Golden Globes, including two for Zhao (Best Director and Best Screenplay) and one for Frances McDormand (Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama).

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

GUESTS:

  • James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
  • Elizabeth Keifer - Professor emerita of English at Tunxis Community College

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.