How musician Karen Carpenter defined American culture to a young Filipino woman

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Publicity photo of Karen Carpenter from Billboard magazine, November 1973. Photo credit: Billboard Publications Inc. via Wikimedia Commons

The music duo The Carpenters are icons in the Philippines. Writer Karen Tongson was even named after Karen Carpenter. Now she's written a new book called "Why Karen Carpenter Matters."

Karen Tongson will be speaking at the Last Bookstore in LA on Aug 27, 2019. 

Author Karen Tongson. Photo credit: Betsy Seder.
The cover of "Why Karen Carpenter Matters" by Karen Tongson
Credits

Guest:
Karen Tongson - a professor at USC, panelist on the Pop Rocket podcast and the author of a new book called “Why Karen Carpenter Matters.”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Devan Schwartz