The Untidy History of Clutter

The Untidy History of Clutter

Constant Wonder


Episode: Clutter

  • Apr 8, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 38:01 mins

Howard spent two years after her mother died cleaning up the debris she had accumulated in her dementia. Howard uses that personal struggle with clutter to launch a history of how we came to drown in material goods. In an age when Amazon can deliver anything at the click of a mouse and decluttering guru Marie Kondo can become a reality TV star, Howard's analysis has never been more timely. Welcome to a brief history of hoarding culture. Guest: Jennifer Howard, former contributing editor for the "The Washington Post" and author of "Clutter: An Untidy History"