The Hamster Speaks Again…

Imagescaij0rub So the Hamster has been polishing his interview skills again.  In this recording, he sits down with Butterball (no relation to everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving feast) and talks about what sixth grade was like in 1977. 

Aren’t you curious?  I mean 1977 was a long, long time ago, wasn’t it? 

My favorite part of the interview was when Butterball describes his sixth grade teacher’s love of paper:  "Mrs. Larsen used a lot of paper.  A whole lot of paper.  They must have had a really big…mimeograph machine." 

(Editor’s Note:  Link inserted for anyone born after 1983)

Listen to the full interview here:

Download blurbcast_40_iterview_2_the_hamster.mp3

Leave us a comment and tell us what you think of school in the 70’s.


Bam Bam Bigelow

PS…Now we’ve got an interview from the 70s and the 80s…..I wonder if we can get other decades too?

(Image retrieved from on February 6, 2007)


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2 Responses to The Hamster Speaks Again…

  1. Kevin H. says:

    Hi Blurbs
    Great job on your podcast interviews. I liked this one with “Butterball,” as it brought me back to MY sixth grade memories in, umm, 1978, and I seem to remember the purple ink of mimeographs, too. Thankfully, we don’t use those things anymore!
    I also had a very dynamic sixth grade teacher — Mr. Dudak — who jumped around the room and did all sorts of strange antics to keep us engaged and involved in our learning. While other teachers have faded from memory, he remains.
    Keep up the great work.
    Mr. Hodgson
    Sixth grade teacher
    Southampton, Massachusetts

  2. Mr. Bam Bam,
    Great show!
    We are interested learning more about the techniques that you are employing with your 6th grade class. Could you share the technical details about the recorder and editing technologies you are using? How much do they cost?
    Mr. B.

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