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#06: The Wonder Years

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"The Wonder Years" married the bewilderment of a child with the nostalgia of an adult; and for a generation, the TV show created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens is a time machine back to the sixties, youth and innocence. In today's episode, we return to "The Wonder Years" with Carol Black and writer Titi Nguyen to reflect on childhood with the help of Kevin Arnold.

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