Musings & Miscellany

Dress Code/Dress Coded

Happy day, reader dear!

I know I should be dropping some sort of mind-boggling style post here for you today after my month “off,” but I feel compelled (Honest to goodness compelled!) to share this podcast from Sidedoor.

I’ve written about Sidedoor before in a Friday Five’s post. I still love it, and listen regularly. I’ve been amazed at the will and ingenuity of the podcasting community during Covid. Somehow they still make the magic happen, with or without studios, equipment, and technical geniuses that make it all work. Bless them. I’d have lost my mind back in March if not for the sanity and perspective my faves provide.

Sidedoor is a Smithsonian Institution production; host, Lizzie Peabody and her guests take us behind the scenes of exhibits, and share about fascinating items in the collection that may never make it to the museum floor. The Smithsonian is a powerhouse of a research institution and treasure trove for researchers all over the world. Thank you, Smithsonian!

Dress Coded is fascinating… It’s a half-hour listen and well worth your time! From rolling stockings to wearing bobby socks and policing of women’s (and girls’) bodies, this episode takes on dress codes, and how their application and enforcement affect different racial and socioeconomic groups.

Sorry about the way this embedded… You’ll have to click on Dress Coded to hear that episode

On The Money Sidedoor

We carry portraits around all the time: pocket-sized history lessons in the form of dollars and cents. The recent decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill has us thinking about who’s on our money, and how they got there. This episode of the “Portraits” podcast, from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, takes a whirlwind tour of money of yore, featuring everything from piles of bunnies to George Washington’s nipples. This episode will have you taking a closer look at the portraits you might be sitting on right now.
  1. On The Money
  2. BONUS: The 1957 Pandemic That Wasn’t
  3. Holding out for a Herring
  4. Hot Bird Summer
  5. America's Unknown Celebrity Chef

How about you? How do you feel about dress codes? Do you have one at work? Did you at school? Let me know if you listened to the podcast and your thoughts… I love to hear from you!

Stylishly yours,

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