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Tricks of the Trade

Chances are you think of Houdini as the Father of Modern Magic…and you’re only one letter off.

Drive Right In

Richard Hollingshead learned a lot from the test run of his big idea.

Cotton-Eyed Joe

Sports fans who recognize this tune might be cringing...

The Human Bird

You’re listening to The Human Bird, Joe Belmont, with Byron Harlan.

The Runaway

Norman Corwin reads Robert Frost’s The Runaway.

Ambassador of Love

You’re listening to Pearl Bailey from 1946 and you’re on the Sound Beat. Pearl made her Broadway debut that year, performing “It’s a Woman’s ...

Mean Ol’ Twister

Today we’re talking tornadoes and…You’re on the Sound Beat.

My Hawaiian Evening Star

  Instrumentation in the past century of recorded music has been dominated by guitars, drums, horns, and, more recently, keyboards and synthesizers. But some ...

The Peat Bog Soldiers

From Wikipedia: Die MoorsoldatenWohin auch das Auge blicket. Moor und Heide nur ringsum. Vogelsang uns nicht erquicket. Eichen stehen kahl und krumm. Wir sind ...

The Banjo King

You can’t help but admire the patriotism of a guy who lies about his age to get into the Navy. Especially if that age ...

Loch Lomond

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

There be Sirens!

Have you heard the siren’s call today? You might have, and not even known it.
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