Episode Archive

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Laguardia’s Lament

The squeaky landing gear gets the grease

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.

Ain’t It The Truth

William James Basie got his start in Harlem, but he wasn’t “Count Basie” ‘til he got to Kansas City.

The Edison Tone Tests

Is it live, or is it…Edison?

Luck Be A Lady

Okay, so you probably know Sinatra’s version better. Frankie was even considered for Marlon’s Sky Masterson role, but studio execs wanted Brando’s box-office appeal ...
"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

The Birth of Bebop

Coleman Hawkins got it in him one day to stray from the jazz norm, and he opened the door for a new style of ...

A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Merv Griffin with Freddy Martin and his Orchestra on a 1950 RCA Victor record

After Gettysburg

Half a century after the Battle of Gettysburg, veterans from both sides gathered at the battle site to pay tribute to the fallen.

By The Light of the Silvery Moon

The 1920’s were Atlantic City’s golden era, and not because of the taffy.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay reading from This Beast that Rends Me In the Sight of All.