Episode 1: True Story Magazine, “The Village Pump” column. From the April 1948 issue. 

The Village Pump was a regular column in True Story (which is still in publication today). Before we had Facebook walls to vent our frustrations out on, people would write into the magazine to voice their opinions on just about anything from how annoying bridal showers are to asking the community for advice on whether it’s a good idea to hide a terminal illness from a loved one.