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Episode 226: Dan-el Padilla Peralta

  As a child, he loved the Coney Island Aquarium but, “as with all good things, eventually one develops very complicated feelings.” Is the aquarium a benign collection of wonders or a shameful treasure-house of imperialism? And either way, how’s the gift shop? A conversation at the Princeton Public Library with the classicist and author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League. Music from Sheri Miller.

    •  PERSON: Herodotus
    •  PLACE: Coney Island Aquarium
    •  THING: an editorial cartoon
    •  RANDY’S THING: this sheet music

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