April 18, 2020 – National Record Store Day | National Animal Crackers Day

Transcript for April 18th

Welcome to April 18th, 2020, as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate nostalgia in all it’s various packages. More after the break from Anna Devere.

There’s a certain musical nostalgia that comes from the gentle white noise and crackles you hear when playing a record. Though they went out of style for a few short years, vinyl records made a comeback and many bands have created special releases of their albums specifically on vinyl LPs. While the sound is clearly not the same as digital, audiophiles claim that music never sounds better than when it’s on vinyl. On National Record Store Day support your local shops and for the, um…record, this year, many stores are offering curbside pickup and local deliveries.

If you are missing the thrill of the circus, there’s no better time machine than a good old box of animal crackers. As far back as the 1800s the animal shaped cookies were imported to the United States from England and in 1902 they officially became known as “Barnum’s Animals.” The sweet little box capturing the lions, tigers and elephants of the Barnum and Bailey Circus was originally designed with a string for hanging on the Christmas tree.  On National Animal Crackers Day celebrate the joy that brings out the kid in all of us no matter what the season. 

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