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Since the dawn of time, if you wanted to be cool, you smoked cigarettes. Unfortunately, over the last couple decades, some people and doctors convinced us that smoking is somehow NOT cool. Well, not anymore. This week, America Won’t Shut Up About Smoking!

On Today’s Episode:

  • We sit down with smoking historian and author of the new book, “Smoke: A People’s History of Smoking,” Professor Nathan Garbage-Trash.
  • We talk to teacher, mother, blogger and an expert on the art of picking up smoking again, Carlotta Craig.
  • Jason shares some of his many past attempts at being cool, while Pat talks about his controversial decision to not let his four-year-old daughter smoke.
  • All that and more, plus music from the Foo Fighters.

Our guests this week are Arthur Meyer and Carlotta Craig. Arthur is a writer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which airs weeknights on NBC. Carlotta Craig is a fictional, racist character.


  • Track: About Smoking!
  • Artist: America Won't Shut Up
  • Plays: 59