Behind the Mic: On Secondhand by Adam Minter, Read by Daniel Henning
Jo Reed and Jonathan Smith Discuss What Happens to Our Junk After We Donate It
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A fascinating account of the industry of reuse, running the gamut from local thrift stores to Japanese vintage shops to used-goods enterprises in Ghana. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith talk about the mystery of what happens to our unwanted, discarded, and donated stuff. Daniel Henning is a capable narrator who is easy on the ear, and he always sounds both interested and educational. It’s a lively production that will stick with listeners, inviting them to consider—or reconsider—their choices as consumers.
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