The Prankster's Role in Social and Political Change
False death reports, spaghetti growing on trees, and more than one discovery of evidence that proves that a mythical creature is real… we’ve all learned to be a little skeptical on April 1st.
Today on April Fool's day - the art of the prank.
Host Charity Nebbe explores our rich history of hoaxes and practical jokes with Kembrew McLeod, author of Pranksters and University of Iowa Associate Professor of Communication Studies. She also sits down with Leo Landis, from the State Historical Museum of Iowa, to discuss Iowa's role in the hoax of the Cardiff Giant.
Kembrew McLeod will read from Pranksters in Iowa City on April 2nd, in an event co-sponsored by the Mission Creek Festival.