Episode Archive

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In The Mood

No matter what mood you’re in, this one will get you movin’.

Babes In The Wood

Little Einsteins, Mozart for Mommies…we’ve come a long way, babies!

The First Lady of Song

When Chick Webb first met Ella Fitzgerald in 1934, she was a shy, ungainly 16 year old girl...

Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton had a habit of making large claims, none larger than the prediction of his own death.

To The North Pole!

Finding the North Pole is hard enough. The harsh terrain, subzero temperatures…oh, and the fact that the pole isn’t even located on land.

Love For Sale

What do bandleader Fred Waring, the polio vaccine and your favorite frozen drink have in common?

The Good Doctor

And to think that…Dr. Seuss’ first book almost went up in flames.

Cinderell-y Man

As far as boxing names go, there are lots of “Sugar Rays”, plenty of “Golden Boys”…but only one Cinderella Man.

100 Years of Woody Guthrie – The Gypsy Davy

Woody Guthrie with a song as old as the hills. Well, 300-year old hills anyway.

You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hounddog

You might know Elvis’ version better, but Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller wrote the song for Big Mama Thornton.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

At the outset, Big Rock Candy Mountain seems like a child’s dreamland. So…why all the cigarette trees?

El Rancho Grande

Sorry Bing...the star of this song is a curious little instrument called the ocarina.
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