Imagine, if you will, that it's 2002 and you have no monetary limits or guidelines to building your dream house. Would you look to build a house that was perfect for your family's space needs? Or would you want to combine all your favorite design elements from centuries of agriculture, tossing simplicity and usability to the wind? Kate Wagner joins Janine to discuss how media like Cribs (2000) and The Simple Life (2003) combined with the suburban paranoia to shape housing trends in the 2000s.
Kate is the author behind the viral blog McMansion Hell (www.mcmansionhell.com). Additionally, they contribute to Curbed, Atlas Obscura, and 99 Percent Invisible. Find them on Twitter: @mcmansionhell.