adventure ?” robert krulwich considers H u m a n i t i e s
In this radio story “Does Age Quash Our Spirit of Adventure?” Robert Krulwich considers when our tastes—both musical and culinary—form, and more importantly, when they ossify. Questions need to consider in writing your response to this radio essay are:
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o What kind of music do you listen to most (your “ninety percent”), and when did you start to listening to it?
o What do you think of concept of “Breakthrough minus 20”? What are some music artists that fit that concept for you?
o What do you think of the hypothesis that the music you listened to before your are 20 is the probably music that you will listen to the rest of your life?
o What kind of music do you not like, and why? Is there any music new to you that you don’t like, and why not?
o Do you think you are musically stuck in a rut? Do you know anyone that is? Why do you think that you or they are stuck? Or is it all right to be stuck?
o What audience do you think Krulwich is speaking to? Does his audience affect the shape of his argument? Does it affect his style?
o What is the thesis (main point) of Krulwich’s story?
o The second part of Krulwich’s story deals with our taste in food: does it support or
distract from his first topic of music?
o What are the broader implications of the theory that there is a window for taste
Your Reading Response should contain at least one (1) quotation from the reading, which should be correctly cited according to The Chicago Manual of Style format (i.e. a footnote). Below are examples of how this reading, a radio story, would be cited in a bibliography, and as a footnote. If you choose to quote Krulwich more than once, you should use the shortened citation the subsequent quotes.