The Nose On The Oral History Of The Bobbitts, ESPN's Body Issue, And Naomi Alderman's 'The Power'

Jun 29, 2018

Believe it or not, Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt (and their kitchen knife) entered the public consciousness 25 years ago last week.

And this week, former UConn athlete Sue Bird and her girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe, became the first same-sex couple to appear on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue.

And finally, a look at Naomi Alderman's Women's Prize for Fiction-winning novel, The Power -- and it’s the first book The Nose has ever covered.

Other possible topics include:


  • Rebecca Castellani - Scholar of modern literature
  • Rand Richards Cooper - A contributing editor at Commonweal; writes the "In Our Midst" column for Hartford magazine
  • Kate Rushin - A poet whose "The Bridge Poem" is featured in The Atlantic

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.