Episode Archive

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Square Dancing

Now grab your partner by the hand…


Oh, Shenandoah

You're listening to Paul Robeson with “Shenandoah” and…

That’s Stovepipe No. 1, If You Please

Feel Like Going to Town?

The Harlem Hamfats...born at the wrong time.

Workin’ on the Railroad

This favorite folk song is All American, but railways themselves predate the country…by more than 2,000 years.

The Biggest Aspidistra in the World

A big old hit about a big old plant.

In The Mood

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

The Little Man Who Wasn’t There

It’s hard to imagine a jazzy Hit Parade favorite having once been a poem…and a super-creepy poem at that.

The First Lady of Song

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

Johnny Appleseed

The legendary Johnny Appleseed was not only real, but a real shrewd businessman.

Never Let Me Go

Ace can handle King, but nothing beats cold hard steel.
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