Big Star's Alex Chilton Revisited; Elizabeth & The Catapult Plays In Studio; How 'Teenage' Was Invented

Monday, August 25, 2014

A look back at the life of Big Star frontman Alex Chilton; Elizabeth & the Catapult plays in studio; a conversation with Teenage documentary filmmaker Matt Wolf. 

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#12: Frankie’s Teenage Diary, Revisited

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"I went from being on the front page for football, representing my itty-bitty school, to being on the front page as a thief and a meth head." - Frankie Lewchuck



How 'Teenage' Became A Part Of Life

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This might be hard to imagine, but there was a time -- not too long ago -- when teenagers didn’t exist. Yes, there were people between the ages of 13 and 19. But the term “teenager” didn't enter pop culture until the end of World War II, in 1945. Matt Wolf, director of a new documentary called Teenage, joins us to talk about how the term and the concept behind it came about -- and the role that music played in its worldwide spread.

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