Mayhem: The 1970s You Never Knew, Episode 9Dec 04, 2023
Did you know that Star Wars almost started a war in real life, over a sand crawler model? Would the film have been so wildly successful if someone else had been cast in the role of Han Solo, such as – let’s say – Christopher Walken? How would a band today be received if their drug use was so integral to their music, that they considered thanking their dealer in the liner notes? And let’s take that iPhone from your pocket and compare it to the speed of an Apple II computer in 1977, which was 3,000 times slower. Join us as we explore revolutionary cultural shifts in the late 70s, and how these phenomena have evolved in the last four decades.
Writer, Host, and Executive Producer: Sharon McMahon
Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder
Writers and Researchers: Amy Watkin, Mandy Reid, and Kari Anton
Production Coordinator: Andrea Champoux
Links to Full Episode:
- Lucas Film Timeline
- Box office
- History of Atari 2600
- Stevie Nicks interview
- Why Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ Hits Home Right Now
- Signs Off at Focus on the Family
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