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      Wed 26 Jul 2017

      Carry A. Nation, Part 2 35m play

      After her initial bar smashings, Carry A. Nation became a full-time activist, traveling from town to town to destroy saloons and preach temperance.

      Mon 24 Jul 2017

      Carry A. Nation, Part 1 31m play

      Several events in Carry Nation's early life catalyzed her temperance activism.

      Wed 19 Jul 2017

      The Evacuation of Dunkirk 31m play

      With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken.

      Mon 17 Jul 2017

      The Battle of France and the Flight to Dunkirk 32m play

      Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how a huge part of the British Expeditionary Force ended up stranded.

      Wed 12 Jul 2017

      NASA History: Chief Historian Bill Barry on Hugh Dryden 41m play

      The NASA space program likely wouldn't be what it is today without the work Hugh Dryden did before NASA even existed.

      Mon 10 Jul 2017

      Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun 34m play

      Despite growing up in a convent and coming very close to taking religious vows as a nun, Catalina de Erauso wound up living a life of danger and adventure.

      Wed 05 Jul 2017

      William Hogarth 39m play

      In the early 18th century, an engraver-turned-artist made his mark on the art world by producing satirical prints in series that commented on morality and society. And some of his work is used today a... 4 more words

      Mon 03 Jul 2017

      Unearthed! in July 2017! 36m play

      It's time for another mid-year edition of Unearthed! The show covers new information about the Lions of Tsavo, H.H. Holmes and Ötzi.

      Wed 28 Jun 2017

      The Eastland Disaster 33m play

      The Eastland disaster was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in American history. In this case, safety regulations actually made things worse.

      Mon 26 Jun 2017

      Roses Through Time 40m play

      This much-beloved flower predates mankind, and it's a little difficult to track our early relationship with cultivating it.

      Wed 21 Jun 2017

      A Brief History of Veterinary Medicine 39m play

      Animals and humans have been living together for centuries, but standardized veterinary care developed over a long period of time.

      Mon 19 Jun 2017

      The Cuyahoga River's Last Fires 33m play

      In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught fire, not for the first time, but for the last time.

      Wed 14 Jun 2017

      The Extinction of the Stephens Island Wren 38m play

      The extinction of the wren is often attributed to a single cat, but there's more to the story.

      Mon 12 Jun 2017

      William Moulton Marston & the Creation of Wonder Woman 47m play

      Most people know Wonder Woman as an embodiment of truth and justice, but don't know much about the comic's earlier years or its creator.

      Wed 07 Jun 2017

      Louis Riel 34m play

      Riel was labeled both a traitor and a hero in his time. His leadership in the Red River Rebellion led to the establishment of Manitoba.

      Mon 05 Jun 2017

      Annette Kellerman 36m play

      Australian Kellerman gets a lot of the credit for developing the women's one-piece bathing suit, but she was also a competitive swimmer and film star.

      Wed 31 May 2017

      Maria Sibylla Merian 32m play

      As a naturalist illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian helped dispel many entomological myths and improved the scientific study of insects and plants.

      Mon 29 May 2017

      The Ladies of Llangollen 35m play

      In the late 18th century, Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, abandoned their life in Irish society and made a home for themselves in Wales.

      Wed 24 May 2017

      The Scopes Trial 37m play

      The Scopes Trial played out in Dayton, Tennessee, in the summer of 1925. It all stemmed from a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution.

      Mon 22 May 2017

      Hitler’s Early Rise and the Night of the Long Knives 34m play

      Over the course of several days in 1934, Adolf Hitler eliminated all of his political enemies, enabling him to declare himself Fuhrer.

      Wed 17 May 2017

      Copernicus 34m play

      In addition to being an astronomer, Copernicus was also a mathematician, a doctor, and wrote a manuscript on devaluation of currency.

      Mon 15 May 2017

      Six Impossible Episodes: Soldiers, Snipers and Spies 36m play

      This installment of our impossible episodes series features a set of stories that are all about front-line heroism. Most of them are listener requests.

      Wed 10 May 2017

      Horace de Vere Cole and the Dreadnought Hoax 37m play

      In his most brazen prank, Cole schemed to gain access to the HMS Dreadnought by getting his friends to pretend they were Abyssinian royalty.

      Mon 08 May 2017

      The Philadelphia MOVE Bombing 39m play

      After a protracted, contentious relationship with Philadelphia police, the MOVE organization's home was bombed in 1985.

      Wed 03 May 2017

      The Kentucky Derby's First 50 Years 32m play

      Since its inception, the Derby has become the nation's most famous and prestigious horse racing event.

      Mon 01 May 2017

      The Cato Street Conspiracy 31m play

      In response to the problems urbanization and mechanization brought to Great Britain, a radical group plotted to kill the Prime Minister's cabinet.

      Wed 26 Apr 2017

      Abbott and Costello, Part 2 41m play

      Abbott and Costello made it big in Hollywood during WWII, but the later part of their career together was beset by tragedy and problems.

      Mon 24 Apr 2017

      Abbott and Costello, Part 1 32m play

      The comedy team of Abbott and Costello created some of the most memorable sketches in history. Part 1 covers their rise to fame.

      Wed 19 Apr 2017

      The Tuskegee Syphilis Study 43m play

      The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world's most infamous incidents of unethical medical research.

      Mon 17 Apr 2017

      Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy 36m play

      Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn't start out particularly well.

      Wed 12 Apr 2017

      A Brief History of Foreign Food in the U.S. 40m play

      One of the most diverse things about the U.S. is its food industry. But foods brought to the U.S. via immigration were initially viewed suspiciously.

      Mon 10 Apr 2017

      Three Nuclear Close Calls 32m play

      There have been many moments in history when the world came perilously close to a full-scale nuclear war, due to false alarms or miscommunication.

      Wed 05 Apr 2017

      Prospect Park, Part 2 54m play

      In our second episode about Brooklyn's 150-year-old public park, we interview three guests about the park's history and restoration.

      Mon 03 Apr 2017

      Prospect Park, Part 1 32m play

      Brooklyn's massive public green space tells the historical story of its community. From an undeveloped tract of land, the space was developed to become an Olmstead and Vaux masterpiece.

      Wed 29 Mar 2017

      Live From Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: H.P. Lovecraft 53m play

      Writer H.P. Lovecraft created worlds and stories that continue to be influential more than 80 years after his death.

      Mon 27 Mar 2017

      Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy 37m play

      There's really not a lot concretely known about the life of Aphra Behn, who was the first woman in English literature to have made her living writing.