1. Dustin Hoffman tells Terry Gross why he was named after the silent movie star Dustin Farnum:

    [M]y mother was in … [the] hospital and she had a room with other people, and every day they would come in and say, ‘You have to name your son.’ And [my parents] couldn’t get around to picking a name. And one morning, [the staff] said, ‘We need it now,’ and there was a magazine on the next bed … a movie magazine, and there was the name ‘Dustin Farnum.’ And she picked ‘Dustin,’ and that was it.

    Above, part 1/7 of The Squaw Man featuring none other than Dustin Farnum. Big hat tip to listener Joanie MacPhee for that.

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