Episode Archive

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Peter and the Wolf

In 1936 Natalya Sats commissioned Sergei Prokofiev to compose a piece for Moscow’s Central Children’s Theatre. The goal: to introduce children to the principals ...

Mule Skinner Blues

A muleskinner’s job was not quite as…grim as it sounds. Still...kinda grim though.

The Christmas Song

Digital Wassling at it’s finest! It’s Happy Holidays week, and…

Bikini Blues

Whatever can explain the bikini’s popularity? I mean…It’s not rocket science…or, is it?

The See See Rider Blues Girl

How do you know when you’ve pretty much nailed a song? Earning a nickname from it is usually a good indication

I Got it Bad

A song for the lovelorn.

You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hounddog

You might know Elvis’ version better, but Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller wrote the song for Big Mama Thornton.

TR and the Boys

How Theodore Roosevelt gave a young editor a square deal.

Kaw-liga!

Hank Williams was well-known for his “heartbreak” songs, but this one’s just a bit different.

Swan Song Surprise

You’re listening to Julius Larosa with 1955’s “Let's Stay Home Tonight” and…

Transformation Scene from Jekyll and Hyde

"What a great costume, Dr. Jekyll..."

Wal, I Swan!

Al Bernard, "The Boy from Dixie".