Episode Archive

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Groovin’ High

Groovin' on the Beat...

Workin’ on the Railroad

This favorite folk song is All American, but railways themselves predate the country…by more than 2,000 years.

A Grand And Glorious Feeling

Jack Hylton would become one of Britain’s foremost bandleaders, but got his start in barrooms…at the age of 8.

Mary and the Lamb

Well you know this one…the first verse anyway.

I Could Cry

You’re listening to Jim Reeves with I Could Cry, an Abbott 45 from 1953, and…   Gentleman Jim Reeves had 51 top ten hits ...

Jolie Blon

Get out your Cajun dictionary...you're gonna need it.

Oh Captain, My Captain

Walter Huston recites the words of Walt Whitman.

Open, Parachute!

The history books are full of names of inventors who have, through struggle and determination, brought innovation to humankind. But what of those who ...

Ain’t Misbehavin’

How Louis Armstrong’s first international tour earned him his famous nickname.

Crazy Blues

A milestone recording that came about quite by accident.

Beethoven vs. Napoleon

Beethoven initially considered Napoleon a kindred spirit; indeed, they were more or less the same age, grew up in modest households, and neither had ...

Listen…If You Dare!

Whether you’ve been planting tombstones in the front yard or planning on turning the lights off early, Halloween is here.