Sat 14 Oct 2017
We're revisiting the second installment in the story of the Haunted Mansion.
Wed 11 Oct 2017
In the 12th century, two children, green in color, appeared in Suffolk, England.
Mon 09 Oct 2017
Not only was he a star as an actor, he was famed for his use of makeup, completely transforming himself for each role.
Sat 07 Oct 2017
This classic episode dives into one of the most iconic Disney park attractions -- the Haunted Mansion.
Wed 04 Oct 2017
U.S.S. Akron 32m play
The loss of the U.S.S. Akron was the biggest single tragedy in aviation history at the time that it happened.
Mon 02 Oct 2017
In February 1855, mysterious prints that looked like hoof marks appeared all over the English seaside county of Devon.
Sat 30 Sep 2017
The image of Johnny Appleseed walking around in rags, barefooted with a bindle, planting apple trees and moving on is actually pretty accurate.
Wed 27 Sep 2017
Civil rights case Hernandez v. Texas was the first case to be argued before the Supreme Court by Mexican American attorneys.
Mon 25 Sep 2017
For a brief window from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, people in the United States were watching train wrecks for fun.
Sat 23 Sep 2017
In this episode, Deblina and Sarah recount the adventures of Livingstone and Henry Stanley, the journalist who found Livingstone in Africa.
Wed 20 Sep 2017
When we left off in part one, Emin Pasha had become governor of Equatoria in what's now South Sudan. But things took a dramatic turn in the 1880s.
Mon 18 Sep 2017
Emin Pasha's story connects to so many other historical things, particularly in the context of both the Ottoman Empire and African history.
Sat 16 Sep 2017
New theories have emerged that make it the right time to once again go back to an old favorite, the Voynich Manuscript.
Wed 13 Sep 2017
While many have admired heiress Casati over the years for her life led entirely based on her aesthetics, she was also entirely self-serving.
Mon 11 Sep 2017
When people say the Wrights were first to fly, they're talking about a very particular set of circumstances. There are other contenders to the title.
Sat 09 Sep 2017
We're revisiting the murder of Mary Ann Bickford on Oct. 27, 1845. Albert J. Tirrell was charged with murder, and his defense was somnambulism.
Wed 06 Sep 2017
As Louis XVI's time as king grew less stable, Léonard stepped away from the royal family and into his own business ventures.
Mon 04 Sep 2017
Marie Antoinette's hairdresser set the styles of France during King Louis XVI's reign. But when he first arrived in Paris, he had almost nothing.
Sat 02 Sep 2017
We're revisiting the story of large numbers of emus making their way through Australia, severely damaging wheat farms.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
The story of the H.L. Hunley really begins with the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Mon 28 Aug 2017
For more than 45 years after Emmett Till's murder, his mother continually worked to make sure he did not die in vain.
Sat 26 Aug 2017
This episode revisits the biggest shipping disaster in Cayman Islands history, in which 10 ships went down together one night in 1794.
Wed 23 Aug 2017
John von Neumann 37m play
One man and his incredible intellect affected so many different disciplines from game theory to computers to the Manhattan Project.
Mon 21 Aug 2017
Today, we're walking through some of the famous eclipses in history, all while wearing proper eye shielding.
Sat 19 Aug 2017
We're revisiting our 2013 episode on the invention of the sewing machine and the epic patent battle associated with it.
Wed 16 Aug 2017
Tudor hatched a clever plan: In cold weather, he would harvest ice for cheap, and then sell it all around the world when it was hot.
Mon 14 Aug 2017
France’s mad king Charles VI reigned in the middle of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
Sat 12 Aug 2017
We're revisiting a classic episode, about cheese! It's been around for more than 9,000 years. But how did humans learn to make it?
Wed 09 Aug 2017
The eugenics movement in the U.S. focused on identifying, sequestering and even sterilizing people who were deemed to be 'unfit.'
Mon 07 Aug 2017
The Sepoy Rebellion was the result of many, many influences and stressors on the cultures of India living under British rule.
Sat 05 Aug 2017
We're revisiting a classic episode, all about the Count of Saint Germain. His story features teleportation, alchemy and even rumors of immortality.
Wed 02 Aug 2017
Ibn Battuta's 14th-century travels were extensive. He traveled through virtually every Muslim nation and territory, becoming the traveler of the age.
Mon 31 Jul 2017
Frederick Douglass was an orator, writer, statesman and social reformer who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage.
Sat 29 Jul 2017
We're revisiting a classic episode, all about Jane Austen. She was not a shy spinster nor a real-life version of any of her heroines.
Wed 26 Jul 2017
After her initial bar smashings, Carry A. Nation became a full-time activist, traveling from town to town to destroy saloons and preach temperance.