Episode Archive

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Beethoven vs. Napoleon

Beethoven initially considered Napoleon a kindred spirit; indeed, they were more or less the same age, grew up in modest households, and neither had ...

Listen…If You Dare!

Whether you’ve been planting tombstones in the front yard or planning on turning the lights off early, Halloween is here.

Gallis Pole

Perhaps no man is more qualified to sing a song of impending execution than the "Murderous Minstrel" himself, Huddie Ledbetter.

Never Swat A Fly…

Those lyrics you hear, the “Never swat a fly, he may love another fly”…They’re cute, but they also hint at ideologies found in many ...

Teardrops From My Eyes

Yankee Stadium is commonly known as The House that Ruth Built, but in the 50’s, the same could be said of Atlantic Records.

A Capitol Idea

You’re listening to “I Found A New Baby”, recorded in 1942, and…

Old Man Atom

Up and Atom! It’s the Music of the Atomic Age.

Keep Your Options Open

No matter what your line of work..it’s always good to have a back-up plan. Just ask James "Kokomo" Arnold.

The Big Grand Coulee Dam

Woody Guthrie, with just a "dam" good song.

Johnny Appleseed

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

Beethoven Hearts Bach

Johannes Sebastian Bach’s first published piece

“THE JOY OF COOKING”