Listener Megan wants to know who writes the bizzaro lyrics for her son’s talking toys. Toy experts Jay Elkinton and Patrick Feaster spill the talking toy tea — from modern plastic jabber-jaws to the nightmare-inducing doll who started it all. Special thanks to Toby Phillips.
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Caller Janice accidentally flushed a favorite earring down the toilet and she wants to know where it ended up. Sewer experts Ted Gogol and Bruce Todd take us on a journey down the pipes, and historian Andrew Wallace Hadrill digs up a tale about the ancient jewelry that shared a similar fate.