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Studs discusses the book "The Hidden World of Misericords" with authors Dorothy and Henry Kraus. They describe how they discovered an entire European collection of church-located woodcarvings depicting a wide variety of scenes crafted by local artisans. Hundreds of years of political, religious, and social events shaped the portrayals and they explore many of the illustrations in their book, focusing on the themes of labor, animals, and religion. They marvel at the skill and craftsmanship and observe that the works can be a rich source of primary research material for modern scholars.
Pulitzer Prize winning writer and historian Barbara Tuchman discusses her book “A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century” and its historical background. Both Barbara Tuchman and Studs Terkel reads excerpts from the book. A musical piece called “Courtley Love” is played at the beginning of the show.