Episode Archive

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The Walking Blues

Censorship has been a big issue in the U.S. since, well, before there was a U.S.

I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier

A mother’s lament that perfectly encapsulated American anti-war sentiment.

I’m Not Having ANY This Year!

We all make ‘em, we almost always break ‘em. How’s your New Year’s resolution going?

In The Clock Store

Wherever you are, when the clock strikes midnight, it’ll be a brand new year.

Der Graf von Luxemburg

It’s that age old tale of love and marriage…and money.

Dancing in the Dark

Artie Shaw sure knew how to surround himself with the right crowd.

No Irish Need Apply

A little warm-up for St. Paddy's Day: Pete Seeger sings and picks a cheery-sounding tune about…workplace discrimination!

The Awakening of Scrooge

You’re listening to Bransby Williams with Charles Dickens’ redeemed cheapskate.

Ding-Dong!

Wicked author Gregory Maguire did much to elicit sympathy for the Wicked Witch of the West.

Pistol Packin’ Mama

  The pioneers of Country music just sound Country, even by their first names. (Roy, Hank, Gene). Which is why Clarence Albert Pointdexter simply ...

Bride Of The Waves

You’re listening to Herbert R. Clarke’s Bride of the Waves from 1915, and…

Bei Mir Bistu Shein

Sholom Secunda was a songwriter, not a fisherman. But he could tell you all about the “one that got away.”