Episode Archive

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Atomic Cocktail

Up and Atom! It’s the Music of the Atomic Age, and…

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

Tomato, to-mah-to, potato-po-tah-to…no matter how you say it, you’re on the Sound Beat. Most married couples admit to occasional, let’s say…differences of opinion. Seldom ...

Slow and Low

Barbecue is the best thing to happen to picnics since sliced bread…though if you want to get technical about it, you’d reverse the two.

Loch Lomond

You’re listening to Marie Morrissey on an Edison cylinder record from 1917.
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The Unknown Soldier

You are listening to The Unknown Soldiers Grave, recorded in 1926 by Vernon Dalhart, and...

Big Maceo

You’re listening to Big Maceo, a pioneer of Chicago Blues, and you’re on the Sound Beat.

On Top of Old Smoky

Pete Seeger recorded his arrangement of “On Top of Old Smoky” with The Weavers in 1951, but the tune had been traveling the Appalachians ...

BANNED! Light A Candle In The Chapel

Who doesn’t appreciate a good old-fashioned sappy song now and again? Well, John Welch, for one.

The Early Death of Charlie King

Of the hundreds of thousands of Civil War deaths, perhaps none were more tragic than young Charlie King’s.

The Dismembered Cockroach

The episode is cuter than the pic, we swear.

The Man of 1,000 Voices

The Man of 1,000 Voices...

The Fisk University Jubilee Singers

You’re listening to the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University sing Peter on the Sea, from 1927,
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