Special Guest: Gary Cross

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Kurt Andersen and his guest, historian Gary Cross, discuss our love-hate relationship with cuteness, and how biology and culture conspire to make us say “awwww...”  

Gary Cross is the author of The Cute and the Cool, a study of how and why adults project cuteness onto their children — and how our children are constantly rebelling against it. His other books include Kids' Stuff: Toys and the Changing World of American Childhood. He is a Distinguished Professor of Modern History at Pennsylvania State University.