Episode Archive

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To Mary

When Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelly met, in 1814, it was love at first sight. Which made his being married a bit awkward.

The Tyger

Gracie Discovers A Movie Star

George Burns knew the secret to his success…his wife Gracie.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

What did French composer Paul Dukas have in common with that famous cartoon mouse?

Mal Reggendo

Il Travatore remains one of Guiseppe Verdi’s most popular operas, but it almost had a different name. Two, actually.

Calling Most Birds!

The Cruelest Cut

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Beautiful Texas

Not all press is good press.

Ride an Old Paint

Before all the Pulitzers, Carl Sandburg’s baritone made him famous.

Lalapaluza Lu

"The girlfriend of the Armed Forces."

Joe Hill

An anthem for the wrongly-accused.
"Gilded Kinetoscope" Image courtesy of kara brugman via Flickr

The Black Maria

The first copyrighted film was not a comedy, a thriller, but a…(ahem)...bodily function
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