Dec 16, 2022 • 42M

Professor Stephen Nissenbaum on Santa Claus’ Elitist Origins

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A comedic podcast exploring overlooked ideas, people, and events that still shape the US today. Presented by historical satirist Ben Tumin.
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To learn more about the holiday season’s jolliest, most iconic figure—Santa!—I spoke to Stephen Nissenbaum, a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Nissenbaum specializes in early US history. His book, The Battle for Christmas, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

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