Recommendation to fans of British comedy and audio drama - the new name for radio shows. The seven-show podcast "Hector vs. The Future
It's somewhat about the rivalry between two museums that are locked in competition over local public funding: The Obsoletium and the Uptodateum. As you can surmise, the one museum celebrates all obsolete technology and the past. The more popular Uptodateum is a museum about constantly trying to keep up with the cutting edge of technology at its most stupid. Hector is the owner/curator of the Obsoleteum. Biz and Phil are the Uptodateum's curator and hologram/android, respectively. The writers paddle their canoe down a river of dark, dark satirical humor with jokes that manage to go gleefully across the line but with so much heart and love flowing through it, it's difficult to be offended. One of my favorite lines in the series: "Your advice is as helpful to me as a career counselor's in a children's sanitarium."
Completed Atwood's "The Heart Goes Last." Not sure if the overall story winds up holding together, but the conclusion is powerful and much in keeping with one of Atwood's favorite recurring themes: "Freedom To..." contrasted with "Freedom from..." This was a fun novel to read.
Finishing The Chessmen of Mars
before going on to former board member Mike "Captain Wow" Bockoven's first published novel. Also anxious to return to Roosevelt, Hardin, and The Golden Age of Journalism.