Episode Archive

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BANNED! Light A Candle In The Chapel

Who doesn’t appreciate a good old-fashioned sappy song now and again? Well, John Welch, for one.

How Tom Whitewashed the Fence

This excerpt from Tom Sawyer, coming in the book’s second chapter shows Tom at his cunning, conniving best.

Buskers Unite!

Some virtuoso musicians hone their craft with classical training in gilded music halls. And some…some take to the streets.

The Tyger

Famed poet William Blake was considered by his peers to be, well, a bit of a nut.

US Mail Medley

Hey kids...the image before you is what's known as a "stamp".....

Canoe Song

How Paul Robeson started making one film, and ended up making another altogether.

Netty Netty

Wait, they banned what?!

By The Light of the Silvery Moon

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

The Edison Tone Tests

Is it live, or is it…Edison?

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.

Drive Right In

Richard Hollingshead learned a lot from the test run of his big idea.

Laguardia’s Lament

The squeaky landing gear gets the grease