Episode Archive

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The Cruelest Cut

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

Sweet Afton

Robert Burns was also known as “the Ploughman Poet” and, in Scotland, simply, “The Bard”.

You’re A Grand Old Rag

How a Civil War vet inspired one of our favorite patriotic tunes.

Gone Fishin’

Summer begins at 1:16 EST in the Northern Hemisphere...time to celebrate.

Canada Day

Hope you like Maple Frosting...it's Canada's Birthday!

Dark Was the Night…

...cold was the ground.

The Old Man of the Mountain

“Born” about 20,000 BC and “died” May 2, 2003. Well, he had a good run.

Allegheny Moon

You’re listening to the Lennon Sisters from 1956 and…

The Contralto and the Physicist

You’re listening to Marian Anderson with “Heav’n, Heav’n”, a Masterpiece 78 from 1943, and You’re on the Sound Beat. When Marian Anderson performed at ...

Eleven-Cent Cotton, Forty-Cent Meat

It’s been said that farmers felt the stock market crash of 1929 less than most. For them, the Depression had already started years before. ...

Classic Soundtracks: As Time Goes By

How a ten year-old song and a three year-old unpublished play combined to make movie history. Herman Hupfeld wrote  As Time Goes By in 1931 ...

Xylophonia

For the first quarter of the 20th century, the xylophone was a studio engineer’s darling.