Episode Archive

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General William Booth Enters Heaven

Can you name an Army with outposts in over 100 countries, yet 0 weapons?

Put It There Pal!

A buddy song from two of the best buds in the biz.

Big Stuff

Billie Holiday was known to record with ease, often needing only one take for her best studio recordings. This tune, however, was a whole ...

Camp Meeting Jubilee

Alan Freed may have been the first to attribute "Rock and Roll" to a musical form, but he wasn't the first to use the ...

Strong To The Finish!

Today, we take a closer look at Popeye: sailor man, spinach enthusiast and quite possibly the first superhero to grace the funny pages?

Hawaii Calling

How a little radio show from a little south pacific island chain became the largest in the world.

Insurance Policy Blues

What happens when the high-gloss worlds of archived sound and auto insurance collide? Hope you’ve got a policy for excitement.

To The North Pole!

Finding the North Pole is hard enough. The harsh terrain, subzero temperatures…oh, and the fact that the pole isn’t even located on land.

The Blue Tail Fly

You’re listening to Burl Ives with “Blue Tail Fly” from 1944 and…

The Buffalo Nickel

You’re listening to The Buffalo Nickel, a Bobby Smith Apollo 78

To Mary

When Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelly met, in 1814, it was love at first sight. Which made his being married a bit awkward.

Begin The Beguine

As a musician, Art Tatum was a true original – if a recording sounds like Tatum’s…it almost certainly IS Tatum’s.