Episode Archive

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Workin’ on the Railroad

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

Love In The Stacks

Casanova: rakish seducteur, suave, dashing… librarian?

Oh, Shenandoah

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

Beautiful Texas

Not all press is good press.

Flying Crow

Dave Alexander billed himself as Black Ivory King. You could say he was “better-known as”, but barely anything is known of the man at ...

Explaining The Blues

Who better to explain the blues than the woman who named them?

The Cruelest Cut (gulp)

DISCLAIMER: Sound Beat, its producers and support staff do not, in any way, promote or condone the actions of 19th century Italian doctors or ...

Calling Most Birds!

Frederick Douglass Escapes

Before Frederick Douglass worked to free others, he had to free himself.

Roamin’ in the Gloamin’

The man Winston Churchill called “Scotland’s greatest ambassador”.

El Relicario

The dashing Rudolph Valentino certainly had the right look for silent films. The problem was, he had the right singing voice for them as ...

That’s Stovepipe No. 1, If You Please

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